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May 5, 2011


Ok so this weeks edition of Throwback Thursday (#3 if you're keeping count at home) is barely a throwback, being released in 2003 but I thought it was worth highlighting. Of course the song I'm talking about is "Under Control" by The Strokes. I was reminded of this song a few weeks ago when I was lucky enough to watch The Strokes live set at this years Coachella Festival (on YouTube of course, I wasn't actually at Coachella). "Under Control" appeared on The Strokes sophomore album, "Room On Fire" and in my opinion is one of the more underrated songs from that album. Sure people might say what about "12:51" and "Reptilia"? Well sure they are good songs but everyone knows them so well, plus "Reptilia" was ruined for me by a certain someone who shall remain nameless who continued to play this song so many times after it came out that I got so sick of it. Many people seem to skip over "Under Control" and to me this is the whole point of Throwback Thursday, bringing some shine to a song from yesteryear or a a song that didn't get the shine it deserved when it was released. To me "Under Control" is a great song, it has a downtempo feel but still has that classic Strokes sound combined with a Julian Casablancas cough-syrup croon that suits the mood of the song so well. Check out the video below with the stream/download after the jump along with videos of the Strokes performance at this years Coachella festival.

DOWNLOAD: The Strokes - Under Control

As previously mentioned "Under Control" appeared on The Strokes 2nd studio album "Room On Fire" released in 2003. If it's been awhile since you've listened to "Room On Fire" or their debut album "This Is It", go back and a give them a spin and be reminded of that classic Strokes sound when they burst onto the scene in the early 2000's.

BUY: The Strokes - Room On Fire

Check out the video of The Strokes performing Under Control at this years Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival below. I've also thrown in the video of their entire Coachella set (split into 2 parts) if you have a spare 1 hour to it. It's also good to see The Strokes performing together live considering all the press there's been about the band members not getting on.

The Strokes - Live at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2011:

Stay tuned for next weeks edition of Throwback Thursday because we're going to be featuring an absolute soul classic which many people have never heard (unless you've been watching a lot of OneHD promos).

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