The Strokes Room On Fire (2003)
DEBUT HYPE: Consistently cited as one of the best albums of 2001, Is This It's buoyant garage rock, first released in Australia, ended up taking the world by storm.
SOPHOMORE SLUMP: After abandoning producer Nigel Godrich for 2003's Room On Fire citing creative differences, the album would come under scrutiny for being unstructured, a trapping of all too many sophomore slumps.
WORST SONG: "12:51"