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White Blood Cells

The White Stripes

2001

White Blood Cells

Album Summary

White Blood Cells is the third studio album by American rock duo the White Stripes, released on July 3, 2001. Recorded in less than one week at Easley-McCain Recording in Memphis, Tennessee, and produced by frontman and guitarist Jack White, it was the band's final record released independently on Sympathy for the Record Industry. Bolstered by the hit single "Fell in Love with a Girl", the record propelled the White Stripes into early commercial popularity and critical success. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 497 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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Rating

3.73

Votes

5008

Genres

  • Rock
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I usually like the white stripes, but this sounded like it was made by a 13 yr old

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Personally, a classic. So influential was this album to me in high school that Citizen Kane is full of references to The Union Forever, not the other way around.

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2.5 | ¿Qué pasa cuando en un periodo de 3 años sacas 3 discos y 50 canciones? Paja... mucha muchísima paja. Tomando en cuenta que de los primeros tres discos este (merecidamente) es el mejor y el que los hizo famosos es todavía más extraño ver entre canciones brillantes como Hotel Yorba, We're Gonna Be Friends o This Protector tanta... tantísima paja y canciones intercambiables y que suenan 75% iguales entre unas y otras. Creo parte de mi problema es algo que tengo con todo el género, todo ese renacimiento de Rock Garage a inicios de los 2000's, todas esas bandas de The... Strokes, Hives, Vines, White Stripes, Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys etc etc. Todas tienen el mismo sonido de manera general, regresando sí, a un sonido crudo, de producción simple y poco trabajada, inmediato, "relatable", todas logran sonar "bien"... De hecho en muchas ocasiones sonar "muy bien" pero hasta ahí en mi opinión. Terminan siendo muy intercambiables, con algunas canciones y sencillos muy muy buenos pero como para prestar atención a un disco completo terminan en una nube de rock crudo de buen sonido pero indistinto y con un dejo de sensación de superioridad. Hace bastantes años que no escuchaba este disco y me dejó con la misma sensación que la primera vez... Tiene un par de buenas canciones y lo demás cansa.

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2

White Stripes. So massive, so popular and.................. I never understood it. Bores the pants off me

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5

This is where I came in with them. Saw them on this tour in St Louis. An integral part of the soundtrack to my life and one of those relatively rare instances where the mainstream sucks an indie act into the stratosphere and got it right. Something akin to Nirvana injecting raw energy back into mainstream rock music a decade before.

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I'm going to be frank- I hate Jack White's nasally voice. I don't love his composition or guitar skills much more, either. I can't even be very objective about this, but practically everything he touches just irritates the hell out of me, and I had no fun here. At least it's brief- 40 minutes in the CD era is basically EP material. I'll try to meet half way for those who see the appeal and give this an extra star, but it's an F for me, dog.

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Look, I think Seven Nation Army is great but there was nothing on this album to get excited about. If some of those noises emanated from your teenage kid's bedroom, you wouldn't be rushing them off to sign a record deal, you'd be asking them to move out. "Little Room" was included just to try my patience.

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By the end it was barely listenable. Hated it. I can hear the good intentions and enthusiasm, but they didn't make up for the bad songs, awful and intrusive drumming, grating vocals, overbearing harsh sounding guitar. I appreciate the idea of a 'back to basics' stripped down sound, but get a producer.

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5

I love The White Stripes, I'm happy to see this on the list. This is the least good of their albums and it still kicks the ass of almost anything else. Their music is so simple, yet so different, and they always sound like they're having so much fun. I could listen to them all day and have done so many times. Fun stuff, love it lots.

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5

A perfect album that came out at the right time to prove to the world real rock wasn't dead.

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5

Blues and bangers coupled with some sweet folk noise. It’s bonkers and it’s fun and dark in all the right ways.

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5

Good stuff - gonna listen to this one most of the day. May be biased because of past two days of bleh albums, but 5*

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5

I truly forgot about this album so it felt like rediscovering an old friend

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5

Good record. Out of the context of the time, it doesnt make sense anymore. Not because the record is bad, but because in that moment it was shocking, then everyone else came behind and copied Jack White. It's no longer uncommon to find 100 records that want to be Jack White. But if you can listen with the ears and imagination that this sounds fresh, it's a great listen.

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5

I love the energy Jack Black brings. It always feels a little hillbilly meets hard rock. Sort of carrying the CCR, John Cougar-Melloncamp thread alive.

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Not quite avant garde traditionalism, but elevated for sure by its commitment to playing fast and loose with its own fidelity to the blues. Barely any of the songs feel like they've been conceived as songs, but all lined up they definitely sounds like they've been conceived as an album. So okay, maybe avant garde traditionalism after all.

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This was a badly needed breath of fresh air when it came out and now I'm pretty tired of breathing it. So stripped down, it brought to mind Billy Bragg and Violent Femmes, at least to me, at least in 2001. Just the way that, without a ton of studio tricks, these songs were compelling. 'Hotel Yorba' is a sentimental favorite and I still like its optimistic view toward relationships. 'I Think I Smell a Rat' is abysmal and I don't want to hear it ever again. That's a big range. A lot of it sounds kind of samesy after a while and fades into the background.

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When the White Stripes first appeared in summer 2001, I was initially very keen. However, I quickly found that their songs didn't have staying power - they sound great on first listen, but I don't have a strong urge to revisit. So, this was my first listen to this in nearly 20 years. I haven't really changed my mind - there are some strong singles here, but none that would make my personal playlist, and some of the other songs are one-dimensional. I also particularly dislike his 'proper gentleman' attitude, which I think at the time was mistaken for charmingly retro, but I think in fact is backward chauvanism. Not one I would want to listen to again.

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Has the same energy as rice crispies, a static television or a scratched record. Impressive what you can do with just a guitar and drums. Far from virtuosic on either of those instruments but the album has an energy and rawness which you can only admire. I'm a fan of The White Stripes but given a choice of their albums this is not the one I would listen to.

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Whilst there are a couple of stand out tracks, this feels more like a collection of songs than a coherent album, so once it finished I was left feeling underwhelmed and unimpressed

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The musical equivalent of supermarket sushi.

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I was somewhat surprised that it was rated one of the 1,001 albums I must hear before I die. I suspect I am some sort of musical philistine, because I could not for the life of me understand why it was unique or important. It had me questioning the merit of the selection committee for this project, though I know it is probably me who is the problem. Nevertheless, it was a heap of lightly smouldering trash.

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There is so much I could write in detail while actually analyzing my feelings and thoughts and strangely enough - emotions - about each song, each chord change, the arrangements and each note of this record. Instead I'll keep it simple: I unequivocally and wholeheartedly hate everything about this album. 2/10 1 star.

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5

Awesome!

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5

Great album with a ton of killer tracks. In my collection already.

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5

Classic.

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5

Jack White makes rock n' roll cooler, smarter, and more fun.

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5

Bold as love is a great song

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5

Good shit

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nice!

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5

Amazing rock. At least 4 really good songs

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I surprisingly have never listened to the Clash, but I loved this album, it has a good beat. Might have to be one to add to the record collection!

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Big record. Reminds me of Ted’s Collision in Toronto and a fantastic time in my life

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5

This was great!! Love the white stripes!!! Many songs I’ve heard before and many that I hadn’t (: 10/10 would listen again

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5

This album is very special to me - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground was one of the first songs I learned on guitar. Little Room is one of my favorite songs ever, not just of the White Stripes. Tons of gems here Hotel Yorba, Fell in Love With a Girl, We're Going to Be Friends. There are a few songs I don't love here but I think it's a fantastic album that still sounds great 20 years in.

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Fun

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So soo soo good

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Classic

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5

Great album. Love jack white

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Bangers

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9/10. Thought I'd rated this already, but this was an excellent album. Good length, and fun songs that don't drag on.

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5

The best White Stripes album I think even without the guitar solos

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love this album

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5

somehow sounds fresh even in 2021. I Smell A Rat definitely could've been left off. 9/10

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5

Bloody epic album! What's not to love 🥰

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5

Bloody hell this album is good. Not enough white stripes fans these days. Where are my fellow white supremacists at??

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5

Fantastic!

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5

Love this band. Great album. I remember when it came out.

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5

Almost all songs saved

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5

The riffs and haunting vocals make this a classic. No wonder Jack White is who he is...

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5

Great album.

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5

Rating: 10/10 Best songs: all

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5

Another one I have heard before but probably not listened to as an album in over 10 years. It holds up. I felt nostalgia for the popular songs and really enjoyed the deeper cuts as well

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5

Reminds me of summers in middle school developing my personal musical tastes. Such a great record and it still holds up today

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5

I don't know if I appreciated this album enough when it debuted. I went through a White Stripes phase, and I bought all their albums. This one, however, I listened to and enjoyed, but now I really appreciate the entirety of it. Meg and Jack create an entire genre of music through drums, guitar, and production. The influences of 90s grunge, 70s funk, Nashville, and their own spin on things is just so refreshing. Not one dud on this album. A truly great record.

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5

Five stars. Mic drop.

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5

Liked it very 90's poppy grunge sound

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5

Top tier album 11/10

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5

A once over rated album and band has grown to be one of my all time favorites. Really love this one.

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5

I played this CD until it no longer functioned. Can’t believe I forgot about all the gems on this album. 100 stars.

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5

Already loved it. Saw them at Glastonbury and it blew my mind how much of a racket 2 people could make, and the stage presence. The Union Forever is a tune.

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5

really grizzly, beating-heart, drenched kind of stuff

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5

In my opinion ythe best White Stripes album. Great song after great song. Dead Leaves...is an epic song and what follows is Jack White's best songs in his career. The songwriting is so spot on , the arrangements clean and punchy. 5 stars

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5

Amazing stripped down classic rock album. I think other than Aluminum, the album is strong from start to finish, with varied tempos and delivery. Jack White's voice doesn't sound like a great rock voice, but it is perfect for his music. Very enjoyable album.

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5

The White Stripes are absolutely a back to basics rock band. This album features fairly simple songs with good riffs, memorable songwriting, and great delivery from both Jack and Meg White. But at the end of the day, the White Stripes sound like the White Stripes. They show that back to basics doesn't mean rehashing everything that went before, but doing something new with the fundamentals. Jack White's DIY ethic is important because it democratizes music, something that the rise of home recording has only expanded upon.

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5

Tiny room was really cool. Minimal song with only lyrics and hi hat

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5

Pretty awesome can listen to it all the way thru

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I'm familiar with later White Stripes, but not this album. This album rocks! It feels a bit like classic 70s rock to me a lot of the time, which is a good thing. "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" is one of the harder rocking songs. I wouldn't have been surprised to have heard something like this from Bad Company in the 1970s. Great opening to the album! "Hotel Yorba" has a really great jaunty beat and a fantastic chorus. SO so good. One of my favorites. "I'm Finding It Harder To Be a Gentleman" is a slower but still awesome rocker with some great organ. Really great organ. "Fell In Love With A Girl" leans away from 70s hard rock and more towards punk. It's another impressive song and makes me wonder how a single person created such a diversity of songs. There is not a song on this album that I don't like or love. "Expecting" has a very interesting stuttering guitar. "Little Room" brings an intense drumbeat with some incredible vocalizations by Jack White. This guy is amazing. "The Union Forever" is a dark, moody rock song and I love Jack's voice with its incredible intensity especially as it cracks on the choruses. Then suddenly near the end has a vocal solo accompanied by a tapping drumstick before lapsing back into its somber melody. Incredible! "The Same Boy You've Always Known" is one of my absolute favorite songs on this album. Again that strong 70s rock vibe with a beautiful vocal performance. This is a perfect rock song. "We're Going To Be Friends" is a really sweet song that is about a school day in the lives of a couple of kids that perfectly captures that infatuation and joy of a young kid making a new friend. It gave me chills in its ability to take me back to the best times in elementary school. "Offend in Every Way" has really great, interesting guitar work and that strong beat that drives so many of The White Stripes' songs. I can rave about all the rest of the songs. But instead I will just wrap up by noting that this is one hell of an album that offers so much. Rock was alive and well at the turn of the 20th century in this incredible album. There is great variety but the album holds together well. Really liked the piano-driven closing song "This Protector." Meg White joins in to great effect! One of my favorite listens in what has been a journey filled with great listens. This is a great rock album!

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5

I have heard of this group, but I really have never listened to their music before. Although I was not giddy with excitement as I listened, I really did enjoy the album. I will listen again...and again...

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5

In 2004 I bought the soundtrack album of "Napoleon Dynamite" because I loved all the music, but especially for two songs. Those two songs were not on the album. One of them was "We're Going to Be Friends," which remains one of my favorite songs ever (including when sung by Jack Johnson). Had I bought this album for that song (instead of using Limewire—it was 2004 after all) I think I would have been very shocked since I was not, at that time, very familiar with the White Stripes. Oh...this is not an album of such acoustic sweetness. My first listen through was rough. All I heard was harshness—in voice, guitar, and drums. Didn't like. Started over before I finished. "Good lord, look at the praises to this album!" I noted. I'm gonna have to dig deeper and figure this out. I spent more time re-listening and reading about this album than most any I have reviewed. I watched all the videos. (The Lego one!!!) It's kind of amazing when you start to see the light, especially when, just as often, relistening reinforces and deepens your dislike. His crazy voice, the distorted guitar, and heavy percussion are raw and cool! The lyrics! "Little Room!" An homage to "Citizen Kane"! I love "Hotel Yorba." My score might be slightly inflated, just to incorporate the lovely feeling that getting a challenging assignment led to new appreciations this time.

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I love The White Stripes. I'm slightly torn here. It's not my favourite of their albums but it's still brilliant. It's only 40 mins long but it's got 16 songs on it, you do the maths.

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The bridge to their two greatest albums. I'll never not be utterly fascinated by Meg White. Apparently she started drumming on a whim, yet ended up thundering at times like she's the second coming of John Freaking Bonham. And this is band (fine, duo) without a bassist. I'll always be interested in anything Jack White does for the rest of his musical life, but there's already strong evidence Meg White brought out his best work. Plus her background vocals are always the perfect amount of spice. If you're like me and initially had this somewhere between a 4 and 5, give it the old "3 great songs, no bad songs" test. An apt comparison would be to call this the Stripes' Rubber Soul and Elephant is their Revolver.

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Hi: I'm Finding It Harder To Be a Gentleman, Offend In Every Way, I Can't Wait Lo: Little Room, I Think I Smell A Rat The White Stripes minimalist sound is one of their strengths. Every track is well-composed and deliberate in every waveform...White Blood Cells isn't just a call back to classic rock (It has very early Led Zeppelin vibes, with crunchy Robert Plant-like guitars and powerful John Bonham-like pounding drums), it's stripped-down to the essentials. Like a house with the drywall removed, only every stud and beam are level, square, and plumb. It sounds wild, but it's deceptively precise. Having now heard the tracks that weren't in heavy rotation, I have a whole new appreciation and sense of importance about The White Stripes.

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5

Awesome album. Classic. Hotel yorba, fell in love with a girl. Dead leaves and the dirty ground.

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5

Thank god for jack white

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5

Even if I did think that one song was a Jack Johnson song, still a top notch album

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5

7th December 2021 Listened on the record player while working before Kate, Gareth, Ben and Nilisha came round for dinner. Just explodes into your world. Raw, reverential, tender, poetic, sublime.

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5

White Stripes are such a sound. The vocals, guitar and drums are all so recognisable as the White Stripes . I ruddy love it. Jack White is one of the best guitarists.

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5

Iconic white stripes album. love many of the songs and the whole album is on theme.

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2021.12.17

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5

Decent early naughties rock album

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5

Excellent album

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5

What a great album. The opening riff hooks you and not a single song lets go. Jack White at some of his creative best.

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5

It's cool to be rough around the edges and imperfect, so long as you do it with a bilge full of panache

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5

Already loved this album. 5/5 I don't know if I can be objective about it. 1. I love all the songs, even the "weird" ones. Little Room, Aluminum, Expecting (less weird, but still) are all great. 2. I think I prefer the back half of the album overall, but that's because those songs are underappreciated. Favorite Songs: Same Boy You've Always Known Offend in Every Way Now Mary This Protector Hotel Yorba Finding It Hard To Be a Gentleman

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5

It’s easy to forget sometimes that there’s only two people on this record

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5

Wow, what an introduction to The White Stripes for me. Don't know how I never listened to them sooner, but it feels criminal. The album just made me smile like I haven't smiled at an album for a long time. It was a warm, comfy rock album, and every song managed to hit all the right notes with me. Super impressed and will be checking out more by The White Stripes.

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5

A classic that I always love revisiting

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Fucking hell, what an album this is. Still a regular listen. This album is fairly simplistic and by no means perfect but that is a huge part to why it is so special. if you were to re-record these songs played perfectly and extensively produced it would be a poor album. what we have here is jack white displaying the thing he has that is almost impossible to put a finger on without using the sould destroying phrase X factor.

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5

Ainda quero terminar de ouvir

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very cool

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5

Classic. Helped revitalize the hard rock genre.

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BANGERS!

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5

God damn this album’s sound is something else. And packed with great songs too.

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5

One of the albums that defibrillated guitar rock.

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5

Excellent

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5

I love the raw energy that the white stripes had on these first few albums.

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5

this album is so good. i will keep listening to it forever and ever. the white stripes are so weird and so good.

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5

This album made me rethink all my other ratings

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5

I do, have and always will love this band. This album features some absolute bangers. IF you’ve never listened to it in full. It is high time you do! A masterwork of early 21st century rock. One that basically lifted garage rock to the forefront.

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5

Absolutely brilliant album

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5

Can't believe how this album must have sounded before the Jack White copycats started up. Great raw sound, a classic for sure.

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5

i can tell that we are gonna be friends.

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5

Perfect indie rock. Like a roadtrip of punchy, catchy songs. Love it.

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5

An absolute classic!

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5

This was really good; some of their best stuff is on this album. Some of the songs sound a little the same, so probably a true 4.5, but I'm continuing to round up.

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5

It’s so good

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5

Great album. Had heard several songs before but the whole album was fantastic. Would listen again.

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5

Teenage classic

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5

A regret in my life is that I never saw The White Stripes live. I could have seen them a few times during their career but I never did. Obviously I can go see Jack White now but it isn't the same. Him and Meg were such a special union and it's a shame that Meg suffered so much from anxiety. The energy and music these two could make always impresses me and I'm always discovering something new I like about them even after 15 years. A fantastic album through and through.

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5

Jack White to the Rescue! I am a moderate White Stripes and Jack White's fan. I used to listen to the more famous songs and I was never interested in looking into their older stuff. But what a pleasure it was to listen to 'White Blood Cells'! It was like a more garage version of their pampered popular songs like 'Seven Nation Army' and 'The Hardest Button to Button', or 'Doorbell'. I feel like this album was meant to be a white canvas for Jack White's stream of consciousness. Many short songs, interlays, stories with couple notes here and there on the guitar, piano, or as sparse drum-work as possible. Somehow it all works and makes for a great album. Is it White's confidence? Or maybe his reputability? Or maybe just his honesty, dipped with a massive amount of talent? Whatever it was, I will come back to this album again and again. It's hard to pick up any song from this album to outline it with more details. I think this is a case of a sort of concept album without a concept, and the songs should be reconised as one. And if that is the case, then it was a really good song with variety of styles, chaotic, sweet, slow, but with Jack's name all over it.

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5

I love this album

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5

"White Blood Cells" is the third album from the Detroit duo The White Stripes consisting of Jack and Meg White. This album was recorded in essentially four days with songs purposely unorganized and propelled them to commercial success. This is strip-down raw, garage rock using only guitars, drums and sometimes also a piano/organ. It was a change from their two previous albums which had more blues influences. 16 songs each clocking in between one to three minutes. This is a fantastic album sounding a lot like the MC5 and other 60's bands but definitely The White Stripes. The lyrics are about love, hope, betrayal and paranoia. The album title and cover parody mainstream popularity and the media by being attacked photographers (cover) symbolized by white blood cells in the title. The album starts with my two favorite White Stripes' songs. Guitar feedback leads off "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" which then continues with that raw guitar and Meg's drums. Excellent use of the loud-soft-loud dynamic. Great lyrics about the ending of a relationship. The fun continues with "Hotel Yorba" and acoustic guitar and rolling, rollicking beat. The title based an actual hotel a few block away from where Jack White grew up. A love song. A great raw (used a lot here) and 60's guitar starts and continues their biggest song "Fell in Love with a Girl." At 1:50, it ends before you knew what hit you. The second half continues the great songs. Really no bad songs here. "The Same Boy You've Always Know" begins with a slower pace. Great guitar melody. Another song about the ending of a relationship. "We're Going To Be Friends" is a slower song with an acoustic guitar. Almost ballad territory. A simple song about school and friends. Playful lyrics. Another personal favorite is "Aluminum" with distorted guitars, feedback and screaming. Just when you thought it's time for them to let up, it's not. "White Blood Cells" is high up on many of the best albums of the 2000's and rightfully so. This simmers from start to finish. I think it's probably their best but I like a few others quite a bit too. A very high recommendation.

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5

Obviously everyone knows The White Stripes because of Seven Nation Army, and I'd heard some of their other stuff like I Fell in Love With a Girl. However, this album was not what I was expecting. The mix of genres or just feels was reminiscent of why I fell in love with another band, Gorillaz. I also had no idea that We're Gonna Be Friends was by them, so that was quite a surprise.

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5

I can hear a lot of the songs in later albums foreshadowed in this one.

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5

"Fell In Love With A Girl" is my favorite White Stripes song, and is one of my favorite rock songs. So much crazy energy and excitement on top of a flat out simple and incredible song with just the melody and harmony. I love "Hotel Yorba" as a second track. Acoustic guitar driven but still full of movement and upbeat kick drum pedaling that doesn't stray too far from their sound while also giving some contrast. "We're Going To Be Friends" (which I've been misremembering as "I Can Tell That We Are Gonna Be Friends") is amazing. Love this album cover too. What are the people in black doing? This was their last record that was independently released- is there something here with the record industry?

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5

“Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” “I’m Finding it Harder to Be a Gentleman” and “Fell in Love With a Girl” are classics. “Little Room” is such a great quick one. The a way Meg White smashes the cymbals relentlessly captures what’s so great about her as a drummer - simple, direct, hard hits. She keeps time with an attitude. “We’re Going to Be Friends” is a wonderful little ditty. Jack White is such a gifted songwriter - he can write big rock anthems, blues songs and pleasant melodies like this. And all of them will get stuck in your head for years. There are a lot of songs packed into 40 minutes here so we also get some oddball numbers like “I Think I Smell a Rat” and experimental stuff like “Aluminum.” Eclectic album that rocks hard!

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5

I genuinely think I’ve listened to “Fell In Love With a Girl” more times in my life than any other song in existence. The rest of the album is just as up to snuff, a genuine rock masterpiece.

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5

A true classic and a great debut

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5

J'ai vraiment souvent écouté cet album dans les années 2005ish... Pour moi, s'écoute toujours aussi bien. Ç'a toujours été ma préférence, les trucs rythmés et "sales"

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This isn't my favorite album to listen to as an album. It's definitely an achievement in garage rock sound and history, but it's a bit slow for my taste in rock and I don't think that all the songs are equal in quality. A couple of White Stripes classic songs are on here, but also are some not as interesting ones where Jack White's voice sounds squeaky and annoying. When they hit it, the result is incredible, but there are a lot of meh songs here too.

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Good, solid, bluesy garage rock. No real frills about it. I don't think there's a bad song on here, but they do all kind of blend together after a while. I did listen thru it at least twice. Favorite tracks: "I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman", "Fell In Love With a Girl", "We're Going to be Friends"

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4

Great rock album with some songs that really got me hyped. Felt like a FIFA soundtrack

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4

I'm not sure this album needed 16 songs, even at only 40 minutes. Still a hell of a ride, though. Best track: We're Going to Be Friends

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4

Dec nr

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4

Lovely album.

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A wonderful effort who's first half more than makes up for it's lackluster flipside. Every track up to "Aluminum" is solid gold. Everything that follows is filler, but its still decent. 4/5 stars. This album can do no wrong.

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4

Oh boy! What can I say... amazing all the way through.

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Great album!

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4

Loved the singles. Some of the non-singles felt kinda ehhh to listen to more than once. Overall felt kinda tame.

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4

Really strong, album is coherent as a whole piece

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4

Pretty awesome what a guitar and drums can accomplish

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4

Good stuff. 4 stars.

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4

Some annoying tracks

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Cuando mencionan el término "Garage Band" me vienen a la mente bandas como The Killers, Jet, Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys, etc.... diría que ese género llegó a su apogeo entre 2005 y 2010. Me llama la atención que los White Stripes hayan estado ahí desde finales de los 90´s, y también que varias canciones de este disco, que es de 2001, tienen ese sonido característico de "garage" que se volvería tan popular un poco más adelante. Este disco me enseñó que tengo que escuchar más de los White Stripes.

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I should probably listen to more of The White Stripes. I definitely enjoyed this. I like Jack White's vocals in general, and some of the jammy/off-kilter instrumentation at times was up my alley. Hotel Yorba reminded me of a rocky Bright Eyes. Definitely fun. I have definitely heard of "Fell in Love with a Girl". It's good. Not much else to say. I liked Little Room a lot, simple fun. The Union Forever might be one of my favs on this album. Goes a lot of places. Love the plain vocals/smacking of drum sticks after 2 minutes. Reminds me of that jam where I used the drumsticks against Tom's metal beam. :) I Think I Smell a Rat. I mean RCE cover lol? In my mind I was dreaming up a businessman music video for this song. Aluminum is enjoyably sort of experimental/off-tempo. I could see people giving this a 5. But it's not my favorite style to listen to all the time, it's a time and a place for me. It was fun to walk to for suuure.

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Brings me back to 2002 when the video for "Fell In Love With A Girl" came out and I first heard of the band. Great collection of songs, even if the production and instrumentation make them feel a bit samey and the less intense songs feel a bit twee. Lots to appreciated outside the songs that everyone knows; "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" is a great opener and the "The Union Forever" is also a standout

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4

Have listened to this many times. Enjoyed it again.

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4

A classic. Nothing else specific to say here.

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Favorite Songs: Hotel Yorba, Fell In Love With a Girl. The Same Boy You've Always Known, We're Going to Be Friends, I Can't Wait

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4

Wow

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I've listened to this album multiple times, and it is always fantastic.

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4

Sehr gutes Album 4

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Classic. Was in my high school rotation. Fizzles out a little towards the end. 4.5.

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Dope

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4

Tres bon rock, grunge, blues. C’est tres pur comme son, drummet guit mais le son et les tounes y sont! 4.25*

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4

More or less the same album as Elephant but a good rock album nevertheless!

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4

Hotel Yorba was the first song I heard of White Stripes. Offend in Every Way very Neil Youngish. Easily the best album of the list so far - Sack

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4

I'm always impressed at how full of a sound they get with 2 (occasionally 3) instruments. The songs were pretty varied, and while I felt like the last half of the album lost a bit of steam, it was a good listen.

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4

Sehr nett

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4

A great one to listen straight through. Love how they mix in some short rocky ones with the longer lyrical ones

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4

The White Stripes 3rd studio album released in 2001 was what made the DIY rock band gain notice. With contemporaries like The Strokes who wanted a more authentic sound, Jack White and Meg White made a fantastic throwback to the blues influenced rock of old. Nothing was overly fancy and everything was simplicity in its finest form. It’s got 16 songs in 40 minutes time, so quick songs but memorable none the less. This spawned mega hit “Fell in Love With a Girl” and the Napoleon Dynamite featured “We’re Going to Be Friends”. I really enjoyed the opener “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” as well as “Hotel Yorba”. The only gripe I have is with the back half having some similar sounds, but gripe is being extreme. Out of 10 I would give it an 8.6.

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Not as cool as I expected

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ja tinha ouvido

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Bande kojarze, bo kto nie zna seven army nation, ale samego albumiku nigdy nie przesluchalem, a warto bylo, rockowanie mocno garazowe, sa kawalki z mocna gitarka i waleniem po garach, jak w I think I smell the rat, ale sa tez spokojne kawalki, z akustykiem i okazjonalnym wyklaskiwaniem rytmu, we are going to be friends, a na takim hotelu yorba mozna ulsyszec bluesowe inspiracje, bande stanowil duet whitow, ale baba chyba nie dawala wokalu w ogole na tym albumiku, wiec multi instrumentalna parka, sporo kawalkow trafi na plejke, bo poza tymi ktore wymienilem wrzucam jeszcze the same boy u have always known oraz offend in every way, mocno trafil w moje gusty rokerskie, takie polaczenie strokes i green daya z odrobina czili

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"But I'm so tired of acting tough And I'm gonna do what I please" (Hotel Yorba) "I said I must be fine 'cause my hearts still beating" (Fell in love with a girl) Estoy poquísimo inspirada para escribir cosas muy repensadas últimamente pero este disco me gustó bastante.

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4

Loved this album. One star knocked off as it sounds a bit quaint these days

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4

So evocative of that time period, with great songs.

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My childhood

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4

Great album that I had not heard in a while.

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Garage-rock zoals het hoort. Blijft me ook verrassen hoe veel volume ze met 2 kunnen produceren. Sommige nummers vind ik wel een stuk minder op dit album

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4

some great songs - not as complete as get behind me satan. pretty raw, and snappy songs

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Why is there something about these albums that shouldn't be as good as they are? Wish I could inject these vibes straight into my soul on a rowdy pub day in the sunshine.

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A classic.

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That's a bit more like it. Love the vibe of this; great listening on a walk under the blue sky. Vocals in Hotel Yorba reminded me of early Beatles weirdly. Tasty electric throughout. Fell in Love with a girl is such an UNBELIEVABLE TUNE. Those rough short songs like Little Room and The Protector in contrast with I can't wait and The same boy you've always known make for an interesting holistic listening experience. A fan.

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I felt that I was carried along and that Jack and Meg took good care of me while listening to this album. With some hits especially Fell in love with a girl, you get a diverse album that can do almost anything without feeling boring. Simple yet powerful storytelling packed into 40 minutes worth giving a listen.

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Absolute Bangers in hotel yorba, Fell in Love With a Girl etc... I love the simplicity of it. It is just a bit too long.

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9. Love this stuff. White stripes were one of the first bands I got into back in 6th grade listening on my ipod touch. Great to revisit it and see that it's not just nostalgia, shits solid to the core

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esta buensiimo

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Remember when this first came out. Very original and quite simple but very good for a 2 piece.

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Not my favorite Stripes album, but very good nonetheless.

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Great album! Cannot believe it’s 20 years old! Whole album is a banger, nothing you’d skip as part of the experience! Definitely one for vinyl too I reckon!

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A great listen, so raw and full of energy

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Classic. Garage rock revival that destroys with simple guitar and drums. Love this. Favorite Tracks: Fell in Love with a Girl, The Union Forever, Aluminum

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dirty bite size rock

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Absolutely solid album. A great example of 2000's rock. Fell in Love With a Girl and We're Going to Be Friends are my favorites on the album.

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Great!

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The song "We are going to be friends" is really good.

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For being such a big part of my 20s this album held up well as a gem. Guitar and drum rock with no bells and whistles.

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Great Album, tho not as great as Elephant.

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Really great to hear this one again. Classic.

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Pretty much peak white stripes

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There are elements of the more unique bluesy garage rock that would come to define the White Stripes in this debut, but Jack and Meg White hadn't quite shaped their sound on "White Blood Cells." There's a lot to like here. "Hotel Yorba" is such a fun little romp, "We're Going to be Friends" is adorable, and "Fell in Love with a Girl" is just flat-out amazing. But revisiting this album I was surprised to notice what felt like hints of late-stage grunge. I've always liked "Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground," but realized that until Jack starts singing, it is fairly uninspired grunge crunch. It actually weirdly reminded me of Silverchair... I don't know why, but that's the band I thought of. Don't get me wrong, Silverchair is actually vastly underrated. But it's not the eye-opening opening-track punch of "Seven Nation Army."

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Pretty much an album of garage rock perfection the only issue is the sequencing. It's a top heavy album. Best Tracks: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground; Hotel Yorba; Fell In Love With a Girl;

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Fell in Love With A Girl is a big tune. I like the White Stripes, I think I rated their last album a 4/5. In reality this is a 3.5, it's not as good as their other one but it's still good and I saved a couple tracks. 4

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Raucous. Enjoyed it more than I thought.

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Get in! Love a bit of the White Stripes. Thumping drums, stonking gurt riffs and agro vocals with a touch of whimsy. Lovely.

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Muy bueno, pero Fell in love with a girl supera por mucho al resto de las canciones del álbum

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4.0 - I've always respected the complete White Stripes aesthetic backed by a unique sound that's modern, direct and stripped to its essence. Meg White thrashes with primitive simplicity and Jack White's voice and guitar duel with squeals, roars and bellows. There are counterpoints to the giddy chaos like "We're Going to Be Friends" that offer sweet levity. Of all their "great" albums, this one may be slightly weaker but there are enough bangers to propel the enterprise forward. In my opinion, their follow-up “Elephant" boosts them to higher highs.

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Excellent from start to finish.

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Classic?/10 40mins goes by fast.

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Yesss. I'd known some of those songs already, and liked them, too. Not my vibe completely, but I like me some White Stripes now and again.

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Love it! 4/5

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A great album, cantbuy believe I've never listened to this one. Pushing it in all directions. Great energy.

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Good beats

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ну неплохо, думал хуже будет, не скучно, драйвово, дисторшненько в меру

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Stripped down, raw, unadulterated rock. These are simple, original songs played and sung passionately in a way that makes them timeless as if they could have been contemporary at the invention of blues. Favorite track: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

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This isn't my favorite White Stripes album but I appreciate the intentionally spare style on display. I love Jack's youthful, crackly voice straining to hit the higher notes and Meg's steady volume on the drums. There's the perfect punk song Fell in Love With a Girl, the too short Little Room, the melancholy and melodic Same Boy You've Always Known, and Offend in Every Way somehow evoking gunslingers in the old west. A couple of the songs are relentless with the guitar, drums, and vocals all keeping the exact same rhythm pretty much the whole time (Expecting and Aluminum). My two favorites are This Protector (good lord, I am a sucker for a rock and roll piano) and the unexpected We're Going to Be Friends, which only a monster could dislike. ("Teacher thinks that I sound funny but she likes the way you sing.")

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I have finally listened to this band

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It's like Van Halen in the opposite direction if U think about it

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