‪Julian Casablancas, regardless of what you think about the past few years, and I think he’s always writing great songs, that album (Is This It) to me, anybody who tries to say ‘these songs are whatever and there were a lot of people writing better songs’ I really just don’t agree. I think that’s an outright lie. I think that’s crazy. He truly was and is, but at that time, he was one of the most gifted song writers making rock‬
—  Ezra Koenig on Julian Casablancas