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.  

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Elephant by The White Stripes
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8/10 Brian 31 December 2006
The White Stripes I've never heard of but I've been assured that they're gonna be HUGE. As an 'Elephant' probably. Looks like these guys have jumped on the blues rock revival kick-started by Blues Hammer (as featured in Ghost Dog, Way of the Sword) Kickin' blues riffs to make all these young pretenders such as B.B. King weep into their Southern Comfort. A boy & a girl must be the singers cos they're on the cover & they don't half look distressed. I think the boy has said something to really piss the girl off who is crying. Then again he's got a cricket bat in his hand so he's probably been twatting her with it like the young thug he probably is. Reminds me of Prolapse (remember them?) On XL records (Who?) on CD/Limited Double Gatefold Vinyl.

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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