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Get Behind Me Satan

The White Stripes

2005

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Get Behind Me Satan
Album Summary

Get Behind Me Satan is the fifth studio album by the American rock duo the White Stripes, released on June 7, 2005, on V2 Records. Though still basic in production style, the album marked a distinct change from its guitar-heavy 2003 predecessor, Elephant. With its reliance on piano-driven melodies and experimentation with marimba on "The Nurse" and "Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)", Get Behind Me Satan plays down the punk, garage rock and blues influences that dominated earlier White Stripes albums. Frontman Jack White plays with different technique than in the past, replacing electric guitar with piano, mandolin, and acoustic guitar on all but a handful of tracks, as his usual riff-conscious lead guitar style is overtaken by a predominantly rhythmic approach. Get Behind Me Satan was positively received by critics. Rolling Stone ranked it the third best album of the year[4] and it received the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 2006. As of February 2007, Get Behind Me Satan had sold 850,000 units in the United States.

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Mon Aug 21 2023
5

Some of the artists with repeat albums on this list leave me wondering why we need all of them. The previous album from The White Stripes (White Blood Cells) and Get Behind Me Satan are pretty different, so I can see how they both coexist here. There’s a lot of piano, some always welcome Marimba, and less a 70s rock vibe than that previous album. Both albums, though, are quite great! Glad to have heard them both!

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Tue Sep 26 2023
5

The facial hair situation on this album freaks me out but it doesn't detracting from the quality tunes

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Fri Aug 25 2023
2

A few good singles, but the rest isn't particularly interesting as an album

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Wed Sep 06 2023
2

No write up in the book as it's been removed. Makes sense, two white stripes albums still in there is excessive, three would be insane. My interest was also waning considerably by this point also. The single, opener track was decent though. For a 45 minutes long album this somehow way outstays it's welcome. So many jobbing blues jam songs. Tbh I don't think I would give any white stripes album more than 6.5/10, I'm always bored partway through.

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Fri Sep 29 2023
2

Blue Orchid is the type of catchy and rocking song I want and enjoy from The White Stripes. The rest is not. Pretty solid 2.

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Thu Sep 28 2023
5

There is no way this is objectively their best album, but it's probably my favorite. It's weird and so different from everything else that it's obviously a bit of a passion project, and that comes across. Not everybody can pull this kind of nonsense off. Best track: My Doorbell

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Tue Sep 26 2023
4

Meg White is such an underrated drummer; she is the unmistakeable sound of The White Stripes.

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Tue Aug 15 2023
2

i'm a white stripes fan, but this album is comfortably their shittest album. started to believe his own hype didn't he. it's like he just forgot to bother actually writing any songs so just jabbed at his guitar and when he wasn't doing that he was fucking around on a marimba. nonsense album.

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Thu Aug 10 2023
1

I was debating to give either 1 or 2, but it got worse as it went on. His voice sounds very congested with a bubble in his throat that he’s had for days. I am not a fan. Of the music either- got too radical in a bad way.

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Mon Aug 21 2023
5

I just love the sound of this band and the variety of styles on this album. Lots of great songs.

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Mon Aug 21 2023
5

Our last White Stripes album was White Blood Cells, which was about 650 albums ago. It seems I had to really work to appreciate that one, but certainly did in the end. This one came across as a favorite right away. Its varied styles held my interest all through, and I think it's brilliant.

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Thu Sep 21 2023
5

Jack White is one of my absolute favorites. The verses have such a unique groove to them that only he can provide with his guitar and vocals. The string of four songs: My Doorbell, Forever For Her (Is Over For Me), Little Ghost, and The Denial Twist is one of my favorite sets of any album of all time. Every time I’ve heard “My Doorbell” over the past 15 years, it constantly plays on repeat in my head. Great song, great album, great band.

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Mon Oct 02 2023
5

I was very deeply into this record. From the more headbanger-ish tracks to the more acoustic tracks.

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Sat Oct 07 2023
5

That was such a great listen. I had forgotten I had a healthy White Stripes phase while I was living in Nashville, which was also the same time Jack White was living there. Once, he came into J.Alexander's (it was the flagship restaurant & lots of celebrities liked it for some reason) and dude was dressed head to toe in a crushed purple velvet pimp suit complete with pimp hat & cane. It's surreal & bad ass. He was nice as hell, too. I once ate one of his onion rings...a big deal for me since he was my top crush at the time. This album, along with Meg White's drumming, is solid 2000s rock. Meg deserves far more credit than she gets. Girlfriend is talented as hell, and Jack ain't bad either. My favorites are Blue Orchid & My Doorbell, and I like the mix of garage, blues, and pop. I'm so glad this popped up. I was also a big fan of their album, Icky Thump, so I'm taking this as a reminder to revisit their catalog. 4.5 stars.

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Sat Oct 07 2023
5

Excellent! So, so good. It’s my exact style of indie WITH A MARIMBA FOR GOD’S SAKE! ARGQHQ Fave songs: all of them tbh

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Thu Nov 16 2023
5

Their most complete album, and arguably their best. Which is interesting since I'm always excited when they put their stamp on cover songs, and this is all original material. At times it sounds like their White Album, which I guess stays with their whole color scheme. One also gets the feeling Meg had just about had enough of Jack's shit. That tends to happen when you're forced to hang around with your ex-husband after trying to convince the world you were brother and sister.

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Wed Aug 09 2023
3

Quite an average album from The White Stripes. Their crazy garage rock image was replaced by quirky garage drum and vocal, which was pretty fun, but not for the whole record. You can just listen to "Doorbell" 12 times or so, and I would have the same effect as listening to Get Behind Me Satan. I think I might mix a song or two into my daily listening list, but probably I won't come back to this album anytime soon.

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Tue Nov 14 2023
3

Blue Orchid is good, but the next few songs sound like filler dross that could have been on their last album. Then it picks up and becomes a pretty catchy blues-infused rock album. It's better than White Blood Cells, and it has some genuinely good songs. Yet again, I wish I could rate in half stars, but I think This one deserves a 3.

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Mon Nov 20 2023
3

I assume there are other white stripes albums on this list? This seems like one of their less essential ones? Still decent though I guess

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Tue Aug 15 2023
2

Not quite the heights of White Blood Cells or Elephant, but an okay effort that has a bit of shit filler. Shouldn't be on this list. Are they husband and wife or married though, the creepy incestuous weirdos.

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Fri Aug 18 2023
1

en tarvinnut tätä tänään en tarvinnut tätä tänään, eilen lähti moderaattoreille viestinvilutusta että huomiselle jotain kivaa, huomiselle jotain hyvää ottivat ilmeisesti semmoisena vittuiluna että lätkäytti tämmöstä EI USKALLETA ENÄÄN YY VEESEEN PISTÄÄ POSTIA... tämä parivaljakko huhuillut vilkuillut pitkin projektia pikku pirulaiset alkaa pikku. hiljaan. vituttaan. tämä. as ugly as i seem

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Mon Aug 21 2023
5

I guess I forgot that I liked The White Stripes.

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Tue Sep 26 2023
5

The White Stripes, een band waar je voor moet zijn of niet. En ik hoor Het duo heel graag bezig. Zeer typische stijl van riffs en drumritmes. En de nasale stem van Jack. Topplaat voor mij

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Fri Oct 13 2023
5

Loved this, it’s right up my alley.

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Tue Oct 17 2023
5

A million stars. Surely the best band of the century.

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Sun Oct 22 2023
5

I don't believe there exists a White Stripes album that isn't a 5 star album for me. I probably prefer some of the earlier, rawer work, but this is also brilliant.

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Fri Oct 27 2023
5

Solid White Stripes, nice hearing Meg sing and different instrumentation

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Sat Oct 28 2023
5

One of the greatest albums ever, I don't even need to listen to it AGAIN to give a review. Meg's drums and Jack's mad riffs and perfectly executed harmonies shaped my teenage years.

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Thu Nov 02 2023
5

9/10. Absolutely loved it and was nice to branch out.

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Mon Nov 06 2023
5

This is awesome! Especially liked the Little Ghost and Nurse. A bit of horror with a hefty dose of twang.

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Mon Nov 06 2023
5

From the very jump, masterpiece garage rock. Blue Orchid kicks ass. In the 2000s, I never "got it" with the White Stripes; I "get it" now. They're electric, they're whimsical, and they're unpredictable. What more could you want? The whole album is great, but the acoustic track "As Ugly As I Seem" sticks out to me. A great example of Jack's fine acoustic work.

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Tue Nov 07 2023
5

This is like channel surfing inside Jack White's brain.

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Fri Nov 10 2023
5

Not my favorite white strips album, but a great album nonetheless

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Sun Nov 12 2023
5

I mean, it is the White Stripes. No notes.

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Mon Nov 20 2023
5

I fucking love My Doorbell. The White Stripes can ring it all day long if they want to. They are at peak weirdo rocking powers here and I dig it. This whole album is a delightful journey of jarring noisy rock oddities that just work; the sum is greater than all of the parts.

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Mon Dec 04 2023
5

Already know I love this one. Great album.

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Tue Dec 05 2023
5

Listened to this album five times in a row. 5/5

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Sat Dec 09 2023
5

Interesting album, varying styles, but all drum heavy (which isn't a bad thing). Liked the album, and particularly liked "Instinct Blues".

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Sat Dec 09 2023
5

Solid Jack and Meg from the D

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Mon Dec 11 2023
5

I enjoyed the album. I never listened to The White Stripes before.

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Sun Dec 17 2023
5

I can't believe it's two people

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Sun Dec 17 2023
5

Great Variety. Amazing lyrics and full sound from one guitar and drums!

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Tue Dec 19 2023
5

Genre: Pop Rock (?) Instruments: 4/5 Modern Translation: 5/5 Dance Potential: 3/5 Listening Location: commute to work across two days Favourite Song: Little Ghost Made me feel: Surprised! Some songs made me bop, others were too rocky. “Little Ghost” had a country twang! Huge variety in this album that kept me guessing.

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Thu Dec 28 2023
5

This ain't my favorite White Stripes album but it's still the fuckin' White Stripes and I gotta represent. Love the pattern of up-tempo then slow-tempo. Love that Meg sings. Love that Conan helped out.

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Thu Dec 28 2023
5

You know I love me some Jack and Meg. I remember when this album came out and my mom had grabbed the CD for me while I was at school and I came home and played the absolute shit out of it. Crazy that this is the follow up to Elephant

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Mon Jan 01 2024
5

Classic White Stripes with a good mix of dirty high octane songs, and minimalistic numbers.

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Tue Jan 09 2024
5

YES!!! ok happy this one came across - haven't listened to the White Stripes in forever

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Thu Jan 11 2024
5

Easily, one of my desert island albums.

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Mon Jan 15 2024
5

While this isn't the strongest White Stripes album, it's super solid. I love their sound and influence of blues and garage rock.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
5

Love everything they do. 5⭐️

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Wed Jan 17 2024
5

I've listened to a few of the songs on this album before. They all sound pretty similar. White Moon is a cool song. I wasn't a fan of Little Ghost. Instinct Blues is also cool.

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Thu Jan 18 2024
5

Love it. Loved it the first time. That said White Elephant better make the list too.

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Fri Jan 19 2024
5

I am generally a fan of the white stripes. For me they have unbelievable peaks, but some pretty big misses. I had avoided this album and just about every song on it and it completely surprised me. It was not the style expected it was quite experimental. Upon one listen I think it might be my favorite album of theirs although maybe without a peak as high as their previous 3. We’ll see how this sits with me over time, but excellent upon first listen.

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Tue Jan 23 2024
5

Love it. Great guitar tracks. Jack White does some really cool stuff.

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Tue Jan 23 2024
5

So Awesome. I really enjoy Jack White's music.

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Sat Feb 03 2024
5

Production heavy, guitar focused blues outlined the true power of The White Stripes.

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Thu Feb 08 2024
5

Heel fijn album, van genoten. Jack White is echt een goede songwriter, zoveel variatie maar alles werkt. Ik moet echt meer van hun discografie gaan ontdekken.

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Mon Feb 12 2024
5

This album is excellent. From beginning to end, there's not a down track to be found. Little Ghost was an unexpected treat.

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Tue Feb 13 2024
5

Always great to have some jack and meg on the list

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Tue Feb 13 2024
5

Love the White Stripes. I've listened to this album a ton so I knew every song. Still regret never seeing them live.

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Fri Feb 16 2024
5

Slick riffs and plain drums Energetic fun blues blend Twisted charisma

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Mon Mar 04 2024
5

Forgot how much of a banger this album is

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Tue Mar 05 2024
5

I forgot how much this album kicks ass! So fun to revisit some of my jams from the mid-2000s. At first, I thought they picked the wrong White Stripes album and thought it should have been Elephant. But this album actually is probably as good, maybe even better. Blue Orchid kicks major ass and is a great opening track but is definitely an outlier in terms of sound for this record. "The Nurse" with the cool marimbas featured lets you know this album covers a lot of ground. There are a few country-like offerings ("Little Ghost") and then one of my favorite White Stripes tracks on here is "Take, Take, Take". "Red Rain", "My Doorbell", and "The Denial Twist" are other standouts. I was excited to listen to this one twice!

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Tue Mar 05 2024
5

White Stripes is one of those bands that gets better the old you get. They’re weird wall of sound and sonic explosion was so different from everything on the radio it takes a few listens to love from “what is this” to a state of true appreciation. Favorite tracks are the blues-based My Doorbell and oddly The Nurse (rock xylophone…who knew?!) There is genius in each spin!

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Tue Mar 05 2024
5

So good. Brightened my morning to see this one.

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Thu Mar 14 2024
5

Such a unique sound. While not super melodic, the driving rhythms and interesting lyrics make this album memorable.

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Tue Mar 19 2024
5

Bangers on top of bangers on top of bangers.

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Mon Mar 25 2024
5

fernando van der burg hardstyle 80s

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Wed Mar 27 2024
5

Hadn’t listened to this in a while. A game changer.

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