The White Stripes - Icky Thump
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Based on 21 reviews
2007 Ratings: #87 / 626
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Based on 161 ratings
2007 Ratings: #64
June 19, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros / Label
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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.

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.
They left us with this,a record that's not as solid as their best works, but its enough gut-wrenching for you to want to listen to again. We couldn't have asked much more of a goodbye album.
A really raw sounding album. It's no Elephant or White Blood Cells, but the guitar work is always great. There are a good handful of songs that are really good. Some other songs don't work. This is a very solid departure album for the White Stripes.

Favourite tracks: Icky Thump, You Don't Know What Love Is, Effect And Cause, Rag And Bone, Little Cream Soda, A Martyr For My Love For You
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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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