Icky Thump CD (2007)

Artist: White Stripes

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by videogamer95@hotmail.com on 8/26/2007

I love the album. I thought a lot of the songs were very good. Read More

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The White Stripes have brought real rock back. Jack has got his intense guitar riffs back. While listening you think you have been sent back to the 70's. It's a wonderful change from all the other so-called rock that has been getting released the past few years. We need more of this sound! Read More

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Product Overview

The White Stripes are back with the most bombastic album they've ever produced! While revealing the band's roots in American folk music, Icky Thump is an explosive, revolutionary assault that brings together garage rock, every blues style of the past 100 years, nouveau, and flamenco. This is truly a modern rock and roll masterpiece!

Specifications

Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 204580625
UPC 093624996712
UPC 14 00093624996712
Format CD
Release Date 6/19/2007
Links
Author White Stripes
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Rock
Compilation Appearance Revolutions In Sound:warner Bros. Rec
Compilation Appearance Napoleon Dynamite
Compilation Appearance Pay Close Attention:xl Recordings
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Joe Chiccarelli
Producer Jack White; Jack White III
CatalogID 162940
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 06/19/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 48m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624996712
Album Notes and Credits
The White Stripes: Jack White , Meg White .
Personnel: Jack White (vocals, guitar); Meg White (vocals, drums); Jim Drury (bagpipe); Regulo Aldama (trumpet).
Audio Mixers: Jack White ; Joe Chiccarelli.
Recording information: Balckbird Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Autumn de Wilde.
Following the arty explorations of its predecessor, GET BEHIND ME SATAN, ICKY THUMP finds everybody's favorite platinum-selling, post-modern garage-rock duo returning to their bang-and-stomp rock-&-roll roots. The marimbas and pianos of the former are kicked to the curb in favor of the kind of Led Zeppelin-in-a-trash-can riffs on which Jack and Meg White built their cooler-than-ice reputation.
There's an overwhelming sense of urgency and catharsis on most tracks, as on the title cut, where Jack's Robert Plant-ish wail falls into a near-rap full of breathless cadences. That dirty, primal groove evoked by said title is the organizing principle of the album, sweaty blues-rock writ large and gritty. Even though there are a couple of brief stylistic diversions when the Whites veer into folkier territory, there's no mistaking ICKY THUMP's status as a thick slab of heavy rock capable of handily crushing lesser sonic statements.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jack hauled more than bagpipes to his garage to make ICKY THUMP, which is easily his loudest album....Like his sometime heroes, Led Zeppelin, Jack White builds monuments."
Rolling Stone (p.110) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "Delta-garage wallop made from the fewest, finest ingredients."
Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "Whether howling or crooning, picking or ripping, Jack comes across as earnest and fully invested in every ICKY moment." -- Grade: A
Uncut (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "By turns direct, quizzical, loose, and intense, it's more eclectic in terms of approach than any previous White Stripes recording."
Vibe (p.72) - "THUMP is a return to form....It sounds like everything here was written on a guitar, bursting with razor-wire anthems..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.57) - "[T]he most obvious inspiration throughout is Led Zeppelin....It confirms Detroit's biggest band as a singular talent and a genuinely great American band."
Q (Magazine) (p.88) - Ranked #02 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[A] classic White Stripes record."
Disc 1
1 Icky Thump
2 You Don't Know What Love Is (You Don't Do As You're Told)
3 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
4 Conquest
5 Bone Broke
6 Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
7 St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air)
8 Little Cream Soda
9 Rag And Bone
10 I'm Slowly Turning Into You
11 Martyr For My Love For You, A
12 Catch Hell Blues
13 Effect And Cause
Reviews
ReviewSource Entertainment Weekly
Review Whether howling or crooning, picking or ripping, Jack comes across as earnest and fully invested in every ICKY moment. Grade A
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Pitchfork
Review Icky Thump also treats us to a band that once again seems comfortable with its broken-in sounds, from the reverb-thud hammer of "Little Cream Soda" and the British Invasion 12-bar of "300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues" to the back-porch ditty of "Effect & Cause".
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Reviewer Rob Mitchum
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource NME
Review 'Icky Thump' is brilliant, there's no way around that. We've come to expect nothing less from The White Stripes, but it still sends a jolt down the spine when you hear them at the very apex of their abilities. Some might consider this record a little too eclectic, zipping as it does between genres and styles like a red-and-white magpie, but it'll take a monumental effort by any band this year to top it
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Reviewer Barry Nicolson
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review ...that's the scoop on the architecture here. Jack hauled more than bagpipes to his garage to make Icky Thump, which is easily his loudest album - maybe he found a beat-up Marshall stack somewhere or a tube amp forgotten by history. Although the new constructions don't entice as consistently as they should, their noise stays with you. And what that noise stands for is itself.
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Reviewer Robert Christgau
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Blender
Review It's the sound of a band not stretching out so much as digging in: burrowing deeper into loamy soil they know well
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Pitchfork
Review The highest highs of Icky can't quite reach the altitude of the band's breakthrough singles, but some of that inadequacy is tempered by the group's more robust sound.
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ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Pop Matters
Review The new album manages to hone the at-points-aimless progressive aspirations of Get Behind Me Satan into sharp, clear-cut musical growth
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ReviewSource The New York Times
Review Its rock is louder, its campiness richer.
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Reviewer Ben Ratliff
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Artist White Stripes
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc
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Barry Nicolson - NME The White Stripes are more than just a band, they're a grand design in perpetual progress, always messing with their sound and your expectations, yet staying true to the original vision. From the actual writing and recording process to the minutiae of deciding which outlandish style of clothing should define the album, every White Stripes record is imbued with the kind of rich attention to detail that makes a mockery of its seemingly-carefree creation.
Billboard Magazine - June 23, 2007 The Stripes have never had so much fun.

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