Icky Thump - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- 48m 16s
- Jack White III
- Icky Thump
The White Stripes: Jack White , Meg White .
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.
- Country of Origin
- Warner Bros.
- Studio / Live
- The White Stripes
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Icky Thump
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] You Don't Know What Love Is (You Don't Do as You're Told)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Conquest
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Bone Broke
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] St. Andrew (This Battle Is in the Air)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Little Cream Soda
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Rag and Bone
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I'm Slowly Turning Into You
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Martyr For My Love For You, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Catch Hell Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Effect and Cause
- WEA (Distributor)
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."
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