Getting on my Icky Thump

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 12:01 AM | comments: 5

The White Stripes most recent album, Icky Thump, has saved rock-n-roll for me. I listen to it over and over. With all of the crap out there, it's a serious breath of fresh air.

While not testosterone driven music, it does help me feel less like I've misplaced my testicles, given my recent preference for female vocalists like Joss Stone, Tracy Bonham and Jill Cunniff. And hey, the Stripes are half female, so it's a good compromise.

I can't understand what happened with their last album. Get Behind Me Satan seemed to be lo-fi for the sake of being so, and was generally not very inspired or interesting. Quite the change from Elephant, which had three of the best guitar solos ever, in the same song!

So if you're looking for some great, straight forward rock music that isn't too glossy or over-produced (i.e., Nickelback), this is the record for you.


Comments

Joe, July 18, 2007, 1:26 PM #

I'm glad to hear it. I've only heard a few tracks off of Icky Thump, but I really liked them. I'll probably hit iTunes up for it later tonight. Jack White is really changing rock these days, which I dig.

Jeff, July 18, 2007, 1:56 PM #

But that's just it... I don't think he's changing it as much as enhancing it. A lot of their songs sound very classic rock but with a more modern feel.

Neuski, July 18, 2007, 5:09 PM #

I just gave it a listen and enjoyed it a lot. I was reluctant after hearing their last album, but this was nice. Thanks.

John, July 18, 2007, 8:37 PM #

Give this new album a try it is only $6.99 right now on Itunes. I love it so far. Strange Education by "The Cinematics" one of the best new set of tracks I have heard in a while.

$Ty->Blog, July 25, 2007, 2:40 PM #


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