For what it's worth I think that was the last gasp of traditional rock n roll (or something stylized as such) being relevant. The Strokes were a perfect blend of rock scene nostalgia and modern commercial sensibilities. They posed as a throwback band (guitar, drums, bass) with all the party/drugs/sex appeal trappings, but it was a sound and image very finely curated by Casablancas et al. The production and the songwriting on their early work felt effortless, when in reality it was anything but that. It came out feeling weirdly prescient and honest at the time. I'm speaking mainly of Is This It which I think will go down as an important album, but Room On Fire had its moments too.
Nothing like that would even be relevant to pop culture today or the mainstream at least. Rock music has now been fully supplanted by commercial hip hop and studio pop, both of which are much easier to control and make an immediate profit off of for the desperate record industry. Rock has become an afterthought, and a band paying homage to an earlier era now is usually pretty see through and vapid.
And who even cares when any artist from the 70s or later is either touring again in some form, rereleasing material or is just a click away on Spotify or Youtube? The 20 year cycles of tearing down rock (and culture as it were) to its roots and reinventing feels like it may have come to an end. A lot of the that has to do with postmodernity in art/culture, and cycles of capitalism as much as anything else. But I think The Strokes and to a larger extent the "The Bands" that followed in their wake were an important moment in culture and music.