Thursday, May 26, 2005

Cd Review: Get Behind Me Satan by The White Stripes

The new album by The White Stripes starts out very promising with a rocker called "Blue Orchid", and then goes in about a thousand different directions after that. I don't know what they're trying to do with this album, there's no rythym or fluidity here. The lyrics are really good but some of the music you have to sit through is almost raking. The production is amateurish also as the album sounds like it was recorded in a living room somewhere on a four-track recorder. The vocals tend to drop out at times and I don't know if it's intentional or not, if it is, I don't know why. Other than "Blue Orchid", the only other song I liked was "Little Ghost", a song about a person who asks a ghost to help them find love and in turn falls in love with the ghost. Again, the lyrics are very good on the album, it's just a shame about the music. There's no "Seven Nations Army" type of hit on this album, maybe they didn't want another one, I don't know. I give 'em props for making the kind of album they wanted to, but I don't see how this one will gain them new fans. I give the album ** out of *****.

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