The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

The Review

The songs on this album, and there are a lot of them, really show off the White Stripes sound. That analogue overdriven guitar with slightly eclectic drumming cannot really be mistaken for anyone else.

With 16 songs crammed into 41 minutes you just about get into a song and it's gone. The good news is most of the songs are great and you immediately start enjoying the next one. Each song is different, yet because of that sound, somehow the same giving the album a great sense of being one piece of work.

I have always enjoyed listening to the White Stripes , but very rarely find myself playing their music. Listening to this album again for the first time in a long time has given me the opportunity to press the plus and heart buttons in iTunes which will hopefully mean it won't be too long before I spot it on my list and play it again. Of course I have another 496 albums to listen to before I can allow myself that pleasure.

Favourite Track: The Same Boy You've Always Known

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.