The White Stripes - Icky Thump
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Based on 24 reviews
2007 Ratings: #87 / 672
Year End Rank: #9
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Based on 291 ratings
2007 Ratings: #69
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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.

I don't know about this one chief, imma be canceled after this.
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
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
Let's kick off my White Stripes reviews by starting with their last album. Seems pretty logical. Anyway, there's a lot of blues here. A lot, I'd say that this is definitely the most blues influenced album The White Stripes ever made. And this isn't the only genre they influenced from in this album. Folk also gets a few tracks in here. And it's definitely a good thing, I'm always up for album changing up its sound once in a while, it definitely makes it more interesting. So, what do I have to ... read more
After the trainwreck of "Get Behind Me Satan", "Icky Thump" is a back to basics album. It could be argued that it's too basic, but I at least like that they're sticking to what they know best, and that's simple, but fun Blues Rock. Where this record ultimately fails is when it recalls the experimental nature of "Get Behind Me Satan", like with the tasteless use of horns on "Conquest". Nevertheless even more familiar tracks, while mostly decent, only ... read more
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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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