The Strokes have done so much for this decade's popular music. You know that, right? Musically they've influenced every young/hopeful British band post 2001, and others internationally of course. They modernized rhythm guitar and made the retro fuzzed out sound cool again. Seriously though, the final cut of Last Night sounds like a home recording:
FYI Julian is just a little drunk/drugged out. Interesting 'shit' improvising ensues...
"Look, I love the song but when I play that dun-dun-dun-dun I'm just like, 'here we go again'" --Nick Valensi (lead guitar)
Next...style. Major cities (US ones at least) are full of blazers, vintage tees, converse and skinny jeans. It's their fault.
Then there's their 'I don't care' attitude. Unfortunately, new bands can't have the same. Record companies are looking for business savvy people to sign. It worked for The Strokes because they were in the right place at the right time, when all is said and done. It's a major part of their appeal.
I'm just happy that they're getting back "together again, like the beginning, it all works somehow in the end."