I like the Strokes a lot; they’re on top of my list of 2001. Of course they sound like a young Lou Reed, V.U and Television; but what I like so much is that they are realy sounding like a BAND! Nice songs, great little guitarwork. The only thing against them is the hype that is created. So forget the hype, forget the stupid "future of R&R-shit" and enjoy 37 minutes of enthousiastic Rock!
The White Stripes are dealing with the same "hype-shit".
PS. If you’re looking for musicsugestions: look up my thread : with the favorite albums of 2001.