Jun 22 2007, 4h05
Last week's album of the week was none other than The White Stripes
latest masterpiece, Icky Thump
. If you're not detecting any sarcasm in my previous statement, it's because there was none. After listening to this CD countless times, I can already conclude that Icky Thump
will rank up as one of my top five albums of the year.
From my perspective, this is everything I could hope for in a summer rock album and more. Jack White is a brilliant musician and songwriter and he showcases his talents on this record by moving effortlessly from genre to genre, influence to influence and so forth. Each time I listened through the album, I found another reason to like it. That doesn't happen often, so I like to cherish the albums with which it does.
Had I only heard this album a few times, I would be able to list a few highlights for you: Conquest, Little Cream Soda, Rag & Bone. But if you listen to this record enough, you'll realize that EVERY track is a standout track! Oh, if only I enjoyed every mandatory listening assignment as much as this one!