It’s hard to believe that exactly 8 years to the day passed between the White Stripes’ first album and their last album, ‘Icky Thump.’ In between, Jack and Meg White produced an incredible mix of garage rock and bluesy tunes, finally deciding to burn out than fade away, to paraphrase Neil Young. And, what a way to burn out - this record was a return to form, reminiscent of their debut album and the reason why many of us became fans of theirs in the first place. But you’ll also find some not so standard White Stripes fare in here, including bagpipes and trumpets. For me, though, the standouts include, “You Don’t Know What Love Is,’ ‘Bone Broke’ and, what I consider one of their best songs, ‘I’m Slowly Turning Into You.’
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