The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

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Album Review

Release date: 15 April 2003

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

The White Stripes : White Blood Cells

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...

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  • Sep 12, 2005

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The White Stripes - White Blood Cells: Wikipedia Album Entry

White Blood Cells is the third album by band The White Stripes, released in .

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 - while Pitchfork Media ranked it ninth on their list of the top 100 albums from 2000-.

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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