The White Stripes
De Stijl


4.0
excellent

Review

by Senor_Whippy USER (22 Reviews)
August 1st, 2005 | 30 replies | 16,832 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


3 of 7 thought this review was well written

Well seeing as someone has already review 'Get behide me Satan' i think it's about time someone put the final piece in the puzzle.Unlike this year's Satanic release or 2003's mega selling blues rock masterpiece.'De Stijl' was a simple Garage rock record that introduced the World to the fantasic talents of Lead singer,Guitarist and songwriter Jack White.

This year's the White Stripes headlined England's biggest music festival Glastonbury and there was not much of their trademark fuzzy Garage rock.Instead the band played pianos,maribas.But watching the Stripes play at Blackpool in January 2004 is a different story.The song are faster and louder and even old track like 'Astro' sounded as good and as urgent as top 10 hits 'Seven nation Army' and their break through single 'Hotel Yobra'.Anyone who has senn the White Stripes will know that their one of the best live act in the world.Well all that raw energy found in their live shows can also be found here.

The opening track 'You're pretty good looking' is a great Beatles style pop workout as is 'Truth dosen't make a sound'.The 60's pop sound can be found a lot on this record.The first single 'Hello Operator' is shambloic messy rock n' roll at it's best and even 'Apple Blossom' with it's pounding piano loop work's a treat.'Why can't You be nicer to Me' is a great mean and moody piece of Blues.

There really not a single bad track on here.This is (in my opinon) The White Stripes best record and was the first truly great record of the 21st century.

Download:
You're pretty good looking'
Apple Blossom
Let's Build A Home
Jumble, Jumble
Why Can't You Be Nicer To Me?

Other Releases From This Artist:
The White Stripes-1999 (6/10)
White Blood Cells-2001 (8/10)
Elephant-2003 (8/10)
Get Behide Me Satan-2005 (7/10)



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masada
August 1st 2005



2733 Comments


I can't see why anybody can like this album more than the others, besides myabe the first.

Taxman
August 1st 2005



82 Comments


damn u beat me to this review..i was gunna do it like tommorrow..hah...but yea...i think this is the white stripes worst album.. its not bad but how can you say its better than elephant or white blood cells!!!!...

Senor_Whippy
August 1st 2005



367 Comments


I think White Blood Cells was great and Elephant was OK but i love this record it just so poppy and energetic.

Desensitized
August 1st 2005



136 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I think all their records are about the same rating. Except the first one, that falls a bit short.This Message Edited On 08.01.05

Meteora3255
August 1st 2005



194 Comments


Was Hotel Yorba their breakthrough single over in the UK only, because here in the states I could almost swear it was Fell In Love With A Girl

Aeaon
August 6th 2005



188 Comments


You heartless bastard. I was planning to do this one.

Senor_Whippy
August 9th 2005



367 Comments


Thank You Dylanettes just try telling that to Something Vague.


masada
August 9th 2005



2733 Comments


It's not my fault it they felt like repeating themselves, again.

Senor_Whippy
August 9th 2005



367 Comments


Repeating themselves again how it's only the second album plus your comment is spelt wrong.

masada
August 9th 2005



2733 Comments


I always thought it was their third. Meh.

Anyway, what I was trying to say is that their first three records are all fairly the same, with only a few good, catchy songs and a bunch of boring filler. Of course, that all changed with Elephant, in my opinion.

Captain_HumpYourFace
August 9th 2005



119 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This is another band that I just can't get into. I havn't liked any of their albums before or after Elephant and even that wasn't as great as most people think it was. (in my opinion at least)

I think the White Stripes greatest contribution was just showing that there is still a place in popular music for something new and unique. I respect them for that but I just can't enjoy most of their music.

I don't own this album but I've heard my sister play it repeatedly, I still don't think I can give an unbiased review based on what I've heard but I would rate this album arund a 2.5/5 based on my own tastes.

Senor_Whippy
August 9th 2005



367 Comments


I never throught i'd hear that from a Wednesday 13 fan.


Captain_HumpYourFace
August 9th 2005



119 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Hey I tried to give a civil reason for why I don't enjoy this album. Feel free to talk shite about my musical taste if you want to. I'm still allowed to make my opinion heard and I specifically said that I wasn't into this album not that it wasn't good in it's own right.

Senor_Whippy
August 11th 2005



367 Comments


True.

woofwoofwoof
August 14th 2005



156 Comments


i give every white stripes cd a 4.5, even though white blood cells is better than elephant

niobium
September 11th 2005



238 Comments


I think people should listen to the song "Little Bird". It's the only song I've heard off of this album, but it shows so much promise, and I love the bluesy sliding in the chorus.

WhItE_sTrIpEs
February 1st 2006



1 Comments


little bird is easily the best song along with your southern can is mine

Starfcker
February 8th 2006



32 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is goooooooood. Probably their worst album though...

tru_metallica_fan
March 20th 2006



15 Comments


I agree. It's a very decent album, but doesn't quite match up to their other work, but is definitly worth a listen. It did take me a while to get into it though, but now I love it, while at first I thought it was rubbish. Elephant and White Blood Cells are brilliant, and I also love Self Titled. Get Behind Me Satan is very diffent, but still also a very good album, it shows how much variation The White Stripes have. I rank the albums as - 1. Elephant 2. White Blood Cells 3. The White Stripes 4. Get Behind Me Satan 5. De Stijl

tru_metallica_fan
March 27th 2006



15 Comments


actually i've changed my mind.de stijl rulz now lol i been listening to it lately its great. i dunno where id rank it. they're all awesome



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