I had not really intended on giving them much of a listen but my girlfriend kept playing the first 2 albums on repeat and the 2nd one grew on me a ton and became one of my fave albums of the 00s. The 1st album I bought years ago and always appreciated it, though i lost interest in The Strokes since shortly after that.
Gentle Giant has some really great stuff. Octopus was a great album to start with. Any of their albums before that one is worth checking out as well and "In A Glass House".