White Blood Cells

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2001 Ratings: #4 / 180
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Based on 544 ratings
2001 Ratings: #23
Liked by 11 people
July 3, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sympathy for the Record Industry / V2 / Label
Garage Rock / Genres
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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
Possibly the best garage rock album ever
It was either this or "Elephant" being my favorite. There'a definitely more raw and earthly elements present on this record, which sometimes may lead me to enjoy this a bit more at times. All in all, one of the best rock records ever and of the 2000's. White Stripes were simply untouchable.
I mean, its always been right up my alley. Enough noise to fill your favorite corner dive bar, or a packed 60k person arena. Country folk, garage rock, blues. Several spectacularly simple sweet songs. The sentiments are what sets it apart.
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
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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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