Sound — 2
The White Stripes are one of the best examples of modern developing music. Using only one guitar and a very basic drum beat, the band is able to make amazing songs. Unfortunatly they made a huge mistake with the songs they made on this album (Get Behind Me Satan) which in my opinion is a down step from their last album Elephant (more like jumping off a cliff than a down step). I have to give them credit for the one good song on the album which is "Blue Orchid" which shows that they can still do something.
Lyrics — 3
The lyrics are absolulty the worst part of this album. The poetic mind of Jack White was clearly on vacation during the writing of this album. It seems threw out most of the songs he is just babbling on about nothing at all, and is just saying things because they ryhme. Sorry if you can make sence of this but personally it just seems like a whole bunch of broken ideas comming from no where (and if you want another examples of bad lyrics, take any verse from song 2 to 13).
Overall Impression — 3
I really liked the White Stripes up till this album, and I hope they get back on track with songs like "The Air Between My Fingers," "Seven Nation Army" and "Dead Leaves And Dirty Ground" but this album is not worth the money or the time of day to listen to(buy "Blue Orchid" as a single or something). I got a free White Stripes CD for anyone who wants it.