The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2007 Ratings: #95 / 693
Year End Rank: #9
User Score
Based on 403 ratings
2007 Ratings: #162
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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.

SnowyFighter
72

Meg, look at this place this place is like a mansion look at all this stuff look I see something over there woooooooooahhhhh

This is the final release from The White Stripes and I’m glad they went out on a good note. Get Behind Me Satan was slow and boring, and this picks It back up a little bit. They stick with catchy riffs and melodies while also bringing in some different elements. The best example of this is Conquest, which was a really weird song when I first heard it years ago but ... read more

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

porpoise
78

The final project from the White Stripes is a mostly satisfying conclusion to their career. Working to build on strengths and rectify past failures, the music presented on the project is some of their best yet. While perhaps not exceeding what was put out on Elephant, the band still brings some solid hooks, dependable drum work from Meg, and Jack’s ear catching vocals. A nice note to go out on, and a band I won’t soon forget.

Highlights:
Icky Thump
You Don’t Know What Love Is ... read more

76

Mr & Mrs

i3su
81

A really strong end to the White Stripes discography - some tracks here are absolutely stellar and even the weaker tracks are still pretty decent. The title track absolutely deserves the 99 rating it currently has!

adamirish
74

yeah this is their second best. title track is their best song period

best tracks: icky thump, you don't know what love is (you just do as you're told), 300 m.p.h. torrential outpour blues, bone broke, st. andrew (this battle is in the air), rag and bone, catch hell blues
worst track(s): effect and cause

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