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Debut studio album by American rock band the Strokes. The album was released during the Summer of 2001 on different dates in different territories to coincide with or capitalise on live performances: Australia (July 30, 2001), Japan (August 22), UK (August 27). The September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City postponed the group's CMJ Music Marathon performance, and the album release was rescheduled for October 9. The US CD version of the album replaced "New York City Cops" with a newly recorded song, "When It Started", while the vinyl edition retained the original track list.
Additionally, the album's original cover photo was replaced by a less sexually explicit artwork for the US market.