i haven’t heard this record yet (other than the two singles) and i already love it. i can’t wait to listen to it for a month. thanks, tom, for a great review. and, jack, if you read this in your next life, find my if you need a biographer/sex slave.
this video is super excellent. social commentary and beauty haven’t lived in such close quarters in a LONG TIME.
a) i can’t wait to see what Stickles has to say about this article
b) i love Stickles
c) i once wrote a review of one of his live shows, he twitter attacked me, we came out friends
d) i can’t wait for the rock opera
e) agreed, re: Stickles’ WTF podcast is one of the best Maron has ever done
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.