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The White Stripes

One of the leading bands in the post-2000 garage rock revival, The White Stripes was an alternative rock band, primarily comprised by Jack White (singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist) and Meg White (drummer). Although their typical song is simplistic with Meg White's drumming in particular often being criticized, and their sounds lo-fi, they have become one of the largest bands in the world in recent years.

The band formed in 1997 after Jack and Meg's marriage (the duo often portrayed themselves as being siblings) and after Meg had taken up the drums. With their third album, ...read more

One of the leading bands in the post-2000 garage rock revival, The White Stripes was an alternative rock band, primarily comprised by Jack White (singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist) and Meg White (drummer). Although their typical song is simplistic with Meg White's drumming in particular often being criticized, and their sounds lo-fi, they have become one of the largest bands in the world in recent years.

The band formed in 1997 after Jack and Meg's marriage (the duo often portrayed themselves as being siblings) and after Meg had taken up the drums. With their third album, "White Blood Cells", the duo were launched into the limelight, with the track "Fell in Love with a Girl" single (and its Lego-animation music video directed by Michel Gondry) showcasing their sound. "Elephant" (2003)further elevated the band's position, being released to positive acclaim and reaching the top of the UK album charts.

2005's "Get Behind Me Satan" saw the band attempting to move away from their typical sound, with instruments such as the marimba being used for the first time. Critical and commercial response was mixed, and this year saw the band court further controversy when Jack White agreed to write a song for a Coca-Cola commercial. Their latest album, Icky Thump, was released in June 2007.

On February 2, 2011, the rock duo publicly announced their disbandment. They specifically denied any artistic differences or health issues, but cited "a myriad of reasons ... mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band". « hide

Similar Bands: The Raconteurs, Jack White, The Upholsterers , The Black Keys, The Dead Weather

LPs
Icky Thump
2007

3.6
987 Votes
Get Behind Me Satan
2005

3.5
1,015 Votes
Elephant
2003

3.9
1,547 Votes
White Blood Cells
2001

4
1,139 Votes
De Stijl
2000

3.9
611 Votes
The White Stripes
1999

3.6
478 Votes
EPs
From the Vault Elephant Demos
07/08/2013

4.3
3 Votes
Walking With a Ghost
2005

3.4
44 Votes
Live Albums
Nine Miles From The White City
07/09/2013

4.6
4 Votes
The White Stripes Live In Mississippi
2011

4.5
7 Votes
Under Great White Northern Lights
2010

4.1
74 Votes
Under Blackpool Lights
2004

4.3
82 Votes

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