The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
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Release date: 15 April 2003
Detroit 'siblings' play the blues
As nu-metal bands proliferate at a rate that usually requires a visit from Rentokil, the unconverted could feel swamped by the tide of unhealthy mental filth rising up the charts. It's an unprecedented cosmic kindness, then, that for every band squawking at their parents like ungainly chicks demanding worms, America should be producing an equal volume of excellent guitar bands who...
- Sep 12, 2005
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- Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
- Hotel Yorba
- I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman
- Fell in Love With a Girl
- Little Room
- The Union Forever
- The Same Boy You've Always Known
- We're Going to Be Friends
- Offend in Every Way
- I Think I Smell a Rat
- I Can't Wait
- Now Mary
- I Can Learn
- This Protector
The duo's new DVD and live album makes you realise how much you miss them
- Mar 12, 2010
Another Way To Die
- Oct 3, 2008
- Jan 14, 2008
Live LP features 31 tracks recorded across two gigs in 2000
"We forgot to tell people about that at the time," says musician
‘Seven Nation Army’, ‘The Hardest Button To Button’, ‘There’s No Home For You Here’ and ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ included in box set
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells: Wikipedia Album Entry
White Blood Cells is the third album by american garage rock band The White Stripes, released in 2001.
Considered the band's commercial breakthrough, White Blood Cells peaked at number 61 on the Billboard 200, going Gold and selling over 500,000 units. The album also reached number 55 in the United Kingdom, being bolstered in both territories by the Fell in Love With a Girl single and its Lego-animation music video. Stylus magazine rated it the fifteenth greatest album of 2000-2005 while Pitchfork Media ranked it ninth on their list of the top 100 albums from 2000-2004.
The album was dedicated to Loretta Lynn, creating a friendship between Lynn and both Jack White and Meg White. In 2004, Jack White would produce Lynn's comeback hit album Van Lear Rose.
Redd Kross bassist Steven McDonald created an online-only art project, titled Redd Blood Cells, in which he added a bass track to the otherwise bass-less album. The White Stripes arranged with Steven to take the files down after more than 60,000 downloads.
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