The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2007 Ratings: #82 / 644
Year End Rank: #9
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Based on 215 ratings
2007 Ratings: #80
June 19, 2007 / Release Date
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Warner Bros / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

With its fuller sound and relaxed flights of fancy, Icky Thump is a mature, but far from stodgy, album -- and, as is usually the case, it's just great fun to hear the band play.

Plats
85
What a great way to end off the Stripes' discography! "Icky Thump" is their most diverse album yet featuring some of Jack White's best songwriting, performances and, of course, riffs yet! Not every idea works, but it's still a solid closer overall.

Fav Tracks: Icky Thump, You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told), Effect and Cause, A Martyr for My Love for You, Rag and Bone, Conquest, Little Cream Soda, 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues

Least Fav Track: Prickly ... read more
MasterCrackfox
76
The White Stripes return to form after their previous genre-deviating album and once again explore their garage and blues inspired music. In contrast to their previous albums (e.g., White Blood Cells) this is a far cleaner album with very crisp production, which may be a positive for those looking for a full sound lacking in the fuzz that is typical of garage rock, or a negative for those who appreciated and loved their old and gritty sound. For me I think the group has a separable sound and ... read more
chairycherry
NR
The White Stripes most diverse and new sounding album yet. Feels less like their normal garage-rock sound, which I enjoy. Jack's great lyrics are delivered with extra attitude and personality on this record. Only real problem is there are a few less memorable tracks, but those tracks aren't necessarily bad.
GABRIELinHELL
80
Very good
VividAids
87
better than people say, however, bone broke and rag and bone suck
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Track List

  1. Icky Thump
  2. You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)
  3. 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
  4. Conquest
  5. Bone Broke
  6. Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
  7. St. Andrew (This Battle Is In the Air)
  8. Little Cream Soda
  9. Rag and Bone
  10. I'm Slowly Turning Into You
  11. A Martyr for My Love for You
  12. Catch Hell Blues
  13. Effect and Cause
  14. Baby Brother
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