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View Poll Results: Rate And Discuss Icky Thump By The White Stripes
Excellent 20 18.52%
Very Good 49 45.37%
Average 31 28.70%
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The White Stripes - Icky Thump

Icky Thump
You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)
300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
Conquest
Bone Broke
Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air)
Little Cream Soda
Rag And Bone
I'm Slowly Turning Into You
A Martyr For My Love For You
Catch Hell Blues
Effect And Cause
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know that this is album is well liked amongst a lot of board members, but I just don't dig it. I really don't dig the Stripes much at all. I appreciate what they do and he is a great guitarist but Meg's awful drumming really really annoys me and there is just something about the band that I can't get into. I can't even describe it to be honest.

BONE BROKE, LITTLE CREAM SODA and RAG AND BONE are good tracks but I just don't find it moves me. I find their music impersonal at times maybe.

I would much prefer to do my own compilation as they have admittedly done some great tracks.
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I'm not sure you can get any more personal than A martyr for my love for you...if you can't feel any emotions in that song you're dead...
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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my friend had it and i gave it a listen. the title track is awesome and there are soem other really good songs on there...its kinda in between very good and average..but ill be gererous
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To my ears all the organ in it gives it a kind of mid 70s vibe to it.

I don't like it as much as De Stijl or Elephant but it's a huge improvement on their last album.
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I'm not sure you can get any more personal than A martyr for my love for you...if you can't feel any emotions in that song you're dead...
That song stunned me from the off.
Both personal and honest, probably my favourite track off the album.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The whole thing is a little too close to Zeppelin for my taste, everytime I hear those Jimmy Page riffs I wanna be sick. Elephant was a much better package and showed a lot more originality and range, I like the White Stripes and I know that they can do a lot better.

The best thing the White Stripes have produced since Elephant is the Meg White home sex tape
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I'm not sure you can get any more personal than A martyr for my love for you...if you can't feel any emotions in that song you're dead...
One song does'nt make an album.
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One song does'nt make an album.
I can hear Big3 grinding his teeth already.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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We can't all like the same things though. Big3 hates The Floyd so it's different strokes and all that. I think another reason why i'm not a huge fan is the lack of bass. I love bass in whatever music I like. I think it adds warmth or an underlying energy to music.
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