Sound — 9
Well, I have to say, the Stripes' sound has changed somewhat in this album. It has a greater amount of Indie and Blues put into it. It has also had less of the harder rock feel than in, say, Elephant. Meg has a song of her own again, Passive Manipulation, which is alright if you're female because to boys, it seems like a load of rubbish (no offence to Meg) but, the rest has an alright mixture of genres!
Lyrics — 9
It's hard to explain the lyrics, really. They're pretty easy to understand in Take Take Take, whereas in White Moon, they need to be thought about a bit. But, there's great philosophy in it. Alright. That's all I can think of.
Overall Impression — 9
It's not the best they've ever done, but it's a great buy! Fun to listen to, I'd definitely recommend it. The best song for me is probably Blue Orchid, and I'm not so good Passive Manipulation but its fantastic.