White Blood Cells
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you're going to hear references to everything from the stooges and the ramones to pink floyd and the kinks. actually, i've seen a lot of references to maureen tucker when discussing the drums on this album, but really, i think the velvet underground is really the only band that could be truly referenced when discussing this band. every song is in a different vein, and every song is incredible, from the folksy "dead leaves on the dirty ground" to the fast driven punky "fell in love with the girl" to the almost goth sound of "union forever" to the childish innocence of "going to be friends", this album is in itself almost a mix tape, making it a great cd to just throw on while driving...
I have to say that this Cd surprised me. I wasn't expecting much out of it and thought it would be along the same lines as 'the hives' or 'the strokes'..something like that and to me, 'the strokes' was a major let down and 'the hives' could use a bit of tweaking.
There are a few things that make this CD stand out amongst the seemingly new influx of punk influenced bands. First, they weave alot of various types of music genres through the entire CD, you can hear a country flare, an early mod sound, a very bluesy vibe and in your face punk. Virtually every track reminds me of another artist, or rather another brilliant artist but with thier own twist. I can hear some Nick Cave, some of the Jam, a touch of Sonic Youth, some early glam Bowie..as well as a host of others.
Having said all of this, 'White Stripes' are by no means rip-off artisits, they really add thier own touch to everything. It's as if they took a bit here and there of timeless music over the last 30-35 years and threw it in a blender and came out with thier own sound.
I haven't been this enthused about a CD since the 'Gorillaz' release!
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I bought this for my Father for a fathers day gift, he loves jack white and loved this album until he lost it about 6 years ago, it made his day to have it again.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
possibly the best white stripes album...hard to say, because they're all good. Except that one you don't like...but that's all subjective.Published 8 months ago by Chris Lojzer
This album is AMAZING. Actually all of their albums are amazing. Also the red vinyl makes it even better! Over all, definitely 5 stars!Published on July 12 2013 by Kevin
i knew the big hits from the whitw stripes,that`s all.but but behind these song have a beautifull lyrics and music in the other one.Published on April 24 2013 by michelle laliberte
What can I tell you about the White Stripes that you don't already know, White Blood Cells is one of the pinnacle rock albums of the early 2000's. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2012 by SamusAranOwns
This is getting ridiculous. There is very little reason to pre-order through amazon. 99% of the time as soon as the release date comes, it turns out they don't have it. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2010 by me
It's hard to find musicians these days who bother trying to be honest in songwriting, or show any real emotion that doesn't seem fake or clichéd. Read morePublished on June 18 2009 by Derrick Hudson
By far the BEST White Stripes cd made. Clever lyrics, great musicianship, Jack and Meg are in top form. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2006 by Nandu&You