13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After making their name as a rough-hewn garage-rock duo, The White Stripes flexed their range on this 2005 album. Sure, “Blue Orchid” is a growling salvo borrowed from their earthy origin, and “The Denial Twist” makes a reliably lo-fi racket, but “Little Ghost” is a surprise detour into sing-along bluegrass, and “My Doorbell” sees Jack White brandish a motor-mouthed vocal hook worthy of his bravura guitar playing. The aching ballad “Forever for Her (Is Over for Me)” is even gilded with delicate marimba runs.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After making their name as a rough-hewn garage-rock duo, The White Stripes flexed their range on this 2005 album. Sure, “Blue Orchid” is a growling salvo borrowed from their earthy origin, and “The Denial Twist” makes a reliably lo-fi racket, but “Little Ghost” is a surprise detour into sing-along bluegrass, and “My Doorbell” sees Jack White brandish a motor-mouthed vocal hook worthy of his bravura guitar playing. The aching ballad “Forever for Her (Is Over for Me)” is even gilded with delicate marimba runs.

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