Carl, what you’ve written here is a perfect, absolutely perfect, dissection of the White Stripes. i’ve encountered MANY people who write them off (read: haters) who don’t understand the simplicity and the concept of the band. you hit the nail on the head and let the cat out of the bag, over and over. everything about this is aces. it’s fucking magic.
this list is pretty much singles, for the most part (and all excellent ones at that) which i am annoyed by and still not surprised by. my favorite due to Jack’s ability to rhyme words, use syllables, have breath control and just the fucking riff is “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine” – probably the most underrated White Stripes song of all time.
that and “Blue Orchid” should be on here because it kicks fucking ass.
this album is aces and this article is aces
where’s Savages’ Silence Yourself? that record rocks too hard to be left off this list.
and WHERE’S DORIS?
why isn’t Savages’ Silence Yourself on here? that record kicks fucking ass.
also: WHERE IS DORIS?
i was surprised to see this article here. and i fucking love that it is. but where the mother fuck are all the female writers at Stereogum? and what the hell?
kinda wish ya’ll talked about what an amazing guitarist she is and left her gender out of it.
wait, so, HAIM and Lorde are the robotic overlords, right?
“Walk And Talk It” from Lou Reed s/t debut
Rape Me and Dumb are among my all time favorite Nirvana tracks. Cobain’s writing is so honest and this band just, rocks so fucking hard. i love Bleach a lot. whenever i’m feeling anxious or angry i just turn on School, Blew or Love Buzz. i wont lie, i spend most of my time with Live At Reading. i can never get over how young Grohl was at the time and Novoselic’s loose bass strings are my boyfriend. so yeah, i’d say i’m a Nirvana fan. i love the early stuff, i love it all. (also, if you haven’t indulged in Azerrad’s Come As You Are: The Story Of Nirvana, you’ll fall even harder.)
fuck yes, On The Beach is number 1. this record is so incredible. i once listened to it by accident and now i listen to it always.