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Editors’ Notes

This is not another dirty, creepy lo-fi album from the basement (though the album’s closer “Effect and Cause” is a reminder), but a full-fledged attack from Nashville’s Blackbird Studios. “Icky Thump,” the song, is an unusual single, moody and creepy, and Icky Thump, the album, is a smorgasbord of sound, a whiplash tour through the genre junkshop that is White’s musical consciousness.

Customer Reviews

Wow! Am I ever starting to like The White Stripes!

Their unique look and sound really attract's fans. I'm tired of all these no name bands that i'll never remember. Seriously in 30 years will you remember all those same old songs. If you people out there are willing to try a new type of music, This Is It!

Best album of the year? Decade?

This is one of those albums that is going to be remembered and not fade away. It's pushes the envelope (icky thump is a prime example) and succeeds in doing so. The negative reviews I have read here are by people who are just trying to be critics and that bugs the hell out of me. Like any good album the more you listen to it the better it gets, so I suggest you listen to the album fully 3 or 4 times before making a review.

Instant Success

I pre-ordered this album and was listening to it 23 minutes after it was released. I listened to every second of every song and was completely impressed, instantly. I've had my iPod on all day listening to it and it keeps getting better and better. Jack White is amazing. This album is completely on par with the high level set with, say, "White Blood Cells" and "Elephant" instant success for sure. Buy it.


Formed: 1997 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The White Stripes formed on Bastille Day in 1997, aiming to create simple, vigorous rock & roll with little more than Meg White's percussion and Jack White's guitar-and-vocal attack. Meg's drumming was deliberate and straightforward, while Jack's formidable guitar skills paid homage to garage rock, blues, and punk. A former drummer for the Detroit-based country outfit Goober & the Peas, he also displayed an affinity for American folk music, and the White Stripes took strength in the varied interests...
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