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White Blood Cells
White Stripes
White Blood Cells
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Rock & roll is constantly splintering into multiple personalities. Big radio players layer thick slabs of studio shine on their albums, while back-to-the-basics rockers keep the sound so raw it rubs calluses on your ears...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: White Stripes
Title: White Blood Cells
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: V2
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 1/29/2002
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 638812712424

Synopsis

Amazon.com's Best of 2001
Rock & roll is constantly splintering into multiple personalities. Big radio players layer thick slabs of studio shine on their albums, while back-to-the-basics rockers keep the sound so raw it rubs calluses on your ears. The White Stripes fall in the latter category. The duo strips down to the fundamentals of Meg White's simple drumbeat and Jack White's garagy guitar and pleading vocals. While the elements are sparse, the Detroit act create a noisy, hip-grinding batch of punk R&B, displayed again on White Blood Cells, the Stripes' third full-length. While it's hard to pick favorites from such talent, this band only gets better with time. White's vocals were sounding like a young Robert Plant on De Stijl--definitely not a bad thing--but on Cells, he's developed his own persona. He throws musical fits on "Fell in Love with a Girl," gets almost loungy on the piano number "This Protector," and keeps the blues vibe running on "Now Mary." The album is so rich with basic variations on a simple theme it's hard to believe such soulful energy comes from just two people. White Blood Cells is an amazing piece of work, a benchmark that ought to inspire new legions of garage rockers for years to come. --Jennifer Maerz

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David N. (ilikeallmusic) from GADSDEN, AL
Reviewed on 7/21/2015...
Thought I would try a "Garage Band" cd for a change. Really enjoyed this, All Music Guide has this rated a top "5.0" ! I use All Music Guide for alot of my purchases. I also had a cd of Loretta Lynn with Jack White of the White Stripes on it. It ended up winning a Grammy for Country album. Jack White is into everything it seems. The songs "Harder to be a Gentleman" and "I think I Smell a Rat" are my favorites!! Sound quality of entire cd is very good!! - David N.
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