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The White Stripes

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Minimal to the point of sounding monumental, this Detroit guitar-drums-voice duo makes the most of its aesthetic choices and the spaces between riffage and the big beat. In fact, the White Stripes sound like arena rock as hand-crafted in the attic. Singer/guitarist Jack White's voice is a singular,

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Minimal to the point of sounding monumental, this Detroit guitar-drums-voice duo makes the most of its aesthetic choices and the spaces between riffage and the big beat. In fact, the White Stripes sound like arena rock as hand-crafted in the attic. Singer/guitarist Jack White's voice is a singular, evocative combination of punk, metal, blues, and backwoods while his guitar work is grand and banging with just enough lyrical touches of slide and subtle solo work to let you know he means to use the metal-blues riff collisions just so. Drummer Meg White balances out the fretwork and the fretting with methodical, spare, and booming cymbal, bass drum, and snare cracks. In a word, economy (and that goes for both of the players). The Whites' choice of covers is inspired, too. J. White's voice is equally suited to the task of tackling both the desperation of Robert Johnson's "Stop Breakin' Down" and the loneliness of Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee." Neither are equal to the originals, but they take a distinctive, haunting spin around the turntable nevertheless. All D.I.Y. punk-country-blues-metal singer/songwriting duos should sound this good.

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Release Date:
07/01/2008
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624984320
catalogNumber:
512134
Rank:
19374

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The White Stripes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish the White Stripes still made music like this. It's loud and rough, the way rock should be.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite White Stripes album, but a great one. You will not hear anything like it. It has an awesome sratchy guitar sound that you wont find hearing the Stripes today. Also I feel Jack has the most emotion in his lyrics then any other album. If you're looking for the more punk sound over there more alt feel today, this is the CD for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jack and Meg White absolutely tear up these songs. Very few artists could make two instruments and vocals sound this good. A must own for the serious musician.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved every second of it. Sounds different than their other stuff, but in a good way. This album diffenitely grows on you, until you absolutely love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this album. Before I found the White stripes I listened to mainstream music and thought it was great, when I listened to the White Stripes they kind of helped me discover early blues,garage rock and indie rock. This album has been my favorite so far and I hope they continue making such great records. Highlights- Stop Breakin' Down[almost as good as the original], The big three killed my baby, and I fought Pirahnas{I love Johnny Walkers slide guitar]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You really can't beat this for pure entertainment value. Jack and Meg's total energy commitment make this rousing album a real treat.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Boy this really sucks. Anytime anyone under 30 comes up with music that comes anywhere near the 1960's in influence (The Strokes for another example) the critics think it's the second coming. This is awful, almost unlistenable. There's a bit of Zepplin in the guitar tones, and they cover Dylan and that apparently is enough for some people to proclaim rock is reborn. Rock may not be dead, but it's been being cloned for decades now. Where are all the geniuses? Probably playing with their game boys.