White Blood Cells

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
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Based on 6 reviews
2001 Ratings: #5 / 173
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Based on 362 ratings
2001 Ratings: #13
July 3, 2001 / Release Date
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Sympathy for the Record Industry / V2 / Label
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chairycherry
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The White Stripes did it again, they basically just improved everything they did up to this point. I feel this album is one of the best blends of garage-rock and blues-rock into one sound that The White Stripes, and just anyone in general, have done yet (I feel that 'De Stijl' was mainly an album with some garage-rock tracks and a lot of very classic blues-rock sounding tracks, not much fusion). For that reason, this record feels more exciting to listen to. The overall flow of this album is ... read more
MasterCrackfox
85
Although not as earth shattering or influential to my musical taste as Elephant, you really can't go wrong with an additional White Stripes album. This album has a little bit more of a garage rock vibe than Elephant; coming earlier in their career and perhaps not fully developing their sound at this point, but still clearly evolved and well organized.

Favorite track: We're Going To Be Friends
okcomputer12127
74
It is working, I just did not think Elephant was that great
vincentbiz
100
White Blood Cells is one of the quintessential albums for Indie Rock in the 2000's. The album is relentless from start to finish with its catchy lyrics and soulful instrumentation. Multiple hits were spun out of this album including We're Going To Be Friends, which made the White Stripes a household American name after the song was featured in Napoleon Dynamite's opening credits.

With 16 songs and clocking in at 40 Minutes, this album does a lot and it does it succinctly. Little Room, a 50 ... read more
AvgLizardHead
88
FUCK OFF Rolling Stone. They've done so many shit ratings I wouldn't be surprised if their existence was entirely made to piss people off.
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Track List

  1. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
  2. Hotel Yorba
  3. I'm Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman
  4. Fell In Love With A Girl
  5. Expecting
  6. Little Room
  7. The Union Forever
  8. The Same Boy You've Always Known
  9. We're Going To Be Friends
  10. Offend In Every Way
  11. I Think I Smell A Rat
  12. Aluminum
  13. I Can't Wait
  14. Now Mary
  15. I Can Learn
  16. This Protector

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