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The White Stripes - The White Stripes

by Bob Coyne Rating: Release Date:2001-11-26

Their self-titled debut, The White Stripes, is probably the rawest album to date from Meg and Jack. With their own stomping version of blues classic "Stop Breakin' Down" (Robert Johnson), the passionate railings of "The Big 3 Killed My Baby" and the sudden blues breakdown of "When I Hear My Name", this is the Stripes in their most shambolic, inspired state. Much of the album may be Jack launching full tilt into Robert Plant "whooping" mode (see "Jimmy the Exploder" in particular), but there are also a couple of slow, dark ballads such as Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee" and the eerie tale of "St James Infirmary". Culminating in one of their most popular songs, the childlike "Little People" ("There's a little girl with the red shoes on/hello!") The White Stripes is yet further evidence that if you want to take rock music forward you really don't need to spend your time fiddling with samples or drum machines. --Caroline Butler

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