Out of all my favorite bands in the world, there’s something to be said about the ones that can fill a room with sound using very few instruments. The White Stripes are without a doubt one of those bands. Their early stripped down, garage rock sound is still a force to be reckoned with today. The album I can’t get enough of this week is actually their third studio album, White Blood Cells. Fun fact! It was actually recorded in less than one week! It’s very simple and straightforward, there is no use of bass, crazy guitar solos or covers on its entirety. It’s just Jack on the guitar and piano and Meg on the drums, that’s it! The use of this raw, rock and roll sound is actually what first put the White Stripes on the map and helped define the band as a major role in the revival of garage rock in the early 2000s.
My favorite tracks off of this specific album are “Hotel Yorba,” “Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman” and “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.” I’ve been listening to the vinyl constantly this week. So good!
Check out all the goodness below!
What’s your go to album this week? Let me know in the comments!