Elephant was the big one for Detroit blues rock duo the White Stripes following on the pretty big in itself White Blood Cells. They decamped to the all analogue Toe Rag studios in London to record it in all old fashioned stylee and came out with a masterpiece. Everyone with ears has heard if not sung along to its opening track Seven Nation Army but the remainder of the album is pretty good too.
CD £7.99 XLCD162
CD on XL Recordings.
Vinyl Double LP £22.99 TMR200
Reissue 2LP on Third Man.
8/10 Penrith Steve 7th November 2014
When “Seven Nation Army” came out, it was amazing: Explosive, original. Since then it has been over-played and abused. Trying to give this album a balanced review has made me think back to that time. This album also has “The Hardest Button To Button” on it which is one of their very best songs. It’s a decent album and you could do a lot worse than this.
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