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View Poll Results: What is your favorite of The White Stripes' CDs?
The White Stripes. 11 9.73%
De Stijl 9 7.96%
White Blood Cells 37 32.74%
Elephant 37 32.74%
Get Behind Me Satan 8 7.08%
Icky Thump 11 9.73%
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:46 AM   #501 (permalink)
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I'm a little shocked to find WBC's with the highest amount of votes. Being a record that is neither the indie fan favorite or the commercial smash.

Can anyone chime in as to why they voted that way?
It's my favourite because i think it strikes the best balance between variance in music and brilliant rock tunes (the singles taken off it are the best out of all the albums i'd say). I also think Jack White is at his most romantic here, there's a strong love concept throughout the album and songs like Dead Leaves and I Can't Wait are some of his most heartfelt.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #502 (permalink)
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I'm a little shocked to find WBC's with the highest amount of votes. Being a record that is neither the indie fan favorite or the commercial smash.

Can anyone chime in as to why they voted that way?
Well, the first albums I got from them were White Blood Cells and Elephant. I could never understand why Elephant was the highest regarded of the two. Every track on WBC is brilliant; so raw and stripped down Jack's guitar, and (no matter what people say) Meg's drumming, is perfect. It's interesting, other drummers in the garage rock revival play the same style, yet only Meg gets the ****. People just get scared if the drummer doesn't have a ****. Anyway, I must've listened through WBC 20 timies, pure awesomeness.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:58 PM   #503 (permalink)
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Metal Fans just get scared if the drummer doesn't have a ****.
That sounds more realistic.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:39 AM   #504 (permalink)
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White Stripes are awesome, love the music and one of the first bands that got me into music... Still give "Elephant" a listen every week or so. Love the final track off this album "It's true that we love one another"
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:27 PM   #505 (permalink)
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Sorry for the delayed response. I'm not sure what more you would care to have me explain. I suppose you would like to know my reasoning for choosing WBC... personally I think the sound on that album was the one that they really found their groove, you know what I mean... most bands have one or two albums in their discography that exemplify what they should be doing as a band. It's minimalist, it's different, features good songs, and features some of the most musically sound instrumentals that I believe the band is capable of. I mean to me this album is where this band should be, it's almost dissapointing to see that they went a different direction on their later albums. I think they really had their nitch with this album and it sticks out to me. Not that their other albums are bad, just not up to par with this one IMO.

Sorry again I took so long to reply. Damn security conference has had me out of the office.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:45 AM   #506 (permalink)
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Sorry for the delayed response. I'm not sure what more you would care to have me explain. I suppose you would like to know my reasoning for choosing WBC... personally I think the sound on that album was the one that they really found their groove, you know what I mean... most bands have one or two albums in their discography that exemplify what they should be doing as a band. It's minimalist, it's different, features good songs, and features some of the most musically sound instrumentals that I believe the band is capable of. I mean to me this album is where this band should be, it's almost dissapointing to see that they went a different direction on their later albums. I think they really had their nitch with this album and it sticks out to me. Not that their other albums are bad, just not up to par with this one IMO.

Sorry again I took so long to reply. Damn security conference has had me out of the office.

You know I agree with some of that, I liked the WBC's stripes better than say, the Icky Thump version, but thats not to say Icky Thump is bad.

What I'd say is this; Jack White is no dope. He actually looked up with the De Stijl movement was and realized that to consistently make your self overly simplitic is to render that feild fallow, to invite a terrible metaphor.

We should also probably examine how we're looking back. This is a post-Icky Thump review. Had we been voting here directly after say, GBMS, which was far more raw and experimental, we may have a different view.

Stripes albums to me have always been a little bi-polar. I have trouble viewing them as whole albums because I feel as if they're halves, and that when looking at an album, I'm only recalling half the tracks and judging from there. Icky Thump to me will always be Conquest, You don't know what love is, and the double bagpipe songs. When I'm thinking about it, theres a ton of other things on there that don't sound a damn thing like those songs...

Little Cream Soda, Bone Broke, Rag & Bone, Effect & Cause.

And thats with all their albums, so its hell for me to try and actually figure out where I genuinely feel they are.
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There is absolutley no reason why GBMS should have more votes the S/T and Icky thump.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:37 AM   #508 (permalink)
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There is absolutley no reason why GBMS should have more votes the S/T and Icky thump.
Why not, Mr. debate killer?

GBMS had some of the more enduring songs in the cataloge, no? Doorbell, Denial Twist?
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Question Best White Stripes Album?

What is the best White Stripes album in your opinion?
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:31 AM   #510 (permalink)
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White Blood Cells for me. But I'm quite burned out on them.
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