The second album from the New York garage rockers is a pivotal step in the band’s evolution. Released in 2003, the impact of Room on Fire helped establish The Strokes as an influence within the indie rock community. Their 2001 debut, Is This It, was their outstanding entry point, and Room on Fire cemented them as a representation of early 2000s guitar-band revivalism. It feels overlooked, especially compared to Is This It, but the album remains a pivotal evolutionary step for one of the most important bands in indie rock. Room on Fire does just what the band intended it to: exist on its own terms. Although it’s important to consider what came before and after it, it’s an album with a character distinct from The Strokes’ other releases. It does a job in satisfying fans of their catchy and cool indie rock whilst proving that the band weren't going to be just a one album wonder. It helped strengthen the guitar-rock movement of its decade, and it’s a feat that shouldn’t go unacknowledged. ‘Room On Fire’ was released in October 2003, reaching Number Two in the UK Albums Chart and Number Four in the US. It featured the hits ‘Reptilia’, ’12:51′ and ‘The End Has No End’.