Icky Thump review by The White Stripes

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  • Released: Jun 19, 2007
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.4 (297 votes)
The White Stripes: Icky Thump
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Sound — 9
This CD is put together beutifully. The sound ranges from spoken word songs, like "Rag & Bone", to Scottish like song, "Prickly Thorn But Sweetly Worn". The sound on Jack White's guitar solos are amzing. I may be a guitarist but I still can't figure out how he does that. I also love the simple drum beats of Meg White. She does her job well. It's amazing how good they are considering that they have no bass player. I've always loved the sound of the White Stripes and that doesn't stop here. A 9 for the White Stripes sound.

Lyrics — 9
Jack White is one of the best singers I've ever heard. He reaches notes that I could never reach (I'm a singer in my own band). Meg White also contributes to the CD on "Rag & Bone". I do prefer her vocals on " In The Cold, Cold Night", but she still makes me laugh on "Rag & Bone". But Jack White is an amazing vocalist and reaches great points on this cd. Another 9 for Jack, Meg and the White Stripes.

Overall Impression — 9
This is my second favorite White Stripes cd, next to "Elephant". But this is certainly a CD to buy for Stripes fans. My favorites are "Icky Thump", "300 m.p.h Torrential Outpour Blues", "Rag & Bone", and "Little Cream Soda". But I don't like "Prickly Thorn But Sweetly Worn" and "St. Andrew (The Battle Is In The Air". But still, a great album out of the White Stripes. A 9 for "Icky Thump".

19 comments sorted by best / new / date

    HoDG3
    Shakalum wrote: that weird sound on icky thump is one of jack white's new favorite toys; it's one the first guitar synths of all time, and you can only play one note at a time.
    It's a keyboard. I've seen him perform it.
    cobainsalive
    I love this album, but I missed the raw unproduced sound of the first four albums. Overall amazing album.
    CandyCaneGirl
    Hey..... why did it edit out my wordy dirty? That's kind of gay. But anyway..... I loved this album. But I don't know why everyone hate GBMS. That's my favorite so far. This album, although awesome, makes me sad, somehow. Something about the dedication, and the note kind of thing he always rights at the beginning. I guess it's because..... times are changing. The dude has a new wife, a mansion in Tennessee and two kids, and not to mention a new band, The Raconteurs. I guess in my mind, they'd always be Jack and Meg, Detriot brother sister, ex-husband and wife, whatever. And I guess now I'm questioning how much longer the Stripes are going to last. It depresses me to think Icky was their final album. I pray for the sake of Candy Cane Children all over the world that it wasn't.
    CandyCaneGirl
    DirtyFryBassGuy wrote: you know what i don't get? i don't get why people go and write bad comments about albums and stuff by a certain band. . . what's the point? if you don't like them, ignore them. i absolutely HATE tool, but i don't go and write "TOOL SUCKS!" on all of their news and reviews and such. what the hell is a "hacker," anyhow? i don' get it and why is he a big dick? he's probably nicer than you. he doesn't go and insult people he doesn't even know. i hate it when people rant about things they don't like. it sickens me. to quote the stripes: if you're looking for hot water, don't get shocked if you get burned a little bit.
    Dude.... you're ****in cool. Couldn't agree more. I don't really have an opinion on the Tool thing. But yeah, it's pretty heinous. THe White Stripes are an awesome band, and if you don't like them, that's fine, everyone has personal preferances, but if you comment how much they suck and should crawl in a hole and die, you're wasting your own time, honey.
    sadindian88
    "White Americans What? Nothing better to do? Why don't you kick yourselves out You're an immigrant too" He's standing up for Native Americans and Hispanics/ Mexicans! That shows he's not racist! I really love Jack White's music! Awesome!!
    mello619
    I dont think much of this album cos they have two crap songs that i dont even listen to and that are track 6+7
    walidb123
    Icky Thump is so awesome all I can think right now is "Woh dood, this is ze sexxxx."
    LedDaveZeppelin
    The White Stripes is one of the greatest bands out today. and i cant wait for any new music that they may have coming out.
    Squidge
    This whole album is great, Im just glad to see a band making music for the sake of music, not just for the sake of money
    xTheJoeex
    i think this album is their best yet, i was pretty much bored with elephant, cause i felt i heard most of it all, and "get behind me satan" wasn't that much of a change. Icky Thump really caught my attention, Causght me off guard. This album is their greatest yet. Especially the song, " a martyr for my love for you " because for the first time in a long time, i could actually relate to a song... by the white stripes. White stripes tell stories in their songs, and icky thump is their best tale yet.
    ledzeppelin13
    this album just doesn't get boring, i got it the day it come out and i've basically listened to it all through the summer! jack white is rocking the boat! catch hell blues is an AMAZING track, along with every other track on the album...
    stereotapis
    got that for about a month and listened 20times maybe and no song has bored me.one of the best albums i've ever listened
    Baltic Ave.
    I thought nothing could top De Stijl, but this one does! I've only listened to it once through and I know it does!
    stef123
    I prefer the album elephant, but this is much better then get behind me satan.
    guitaluva17
    CandyCaneGirl wrote: Hey..... why did it edit out my wordy dirty? That's kind of gay. But anyway..... I loved this album. But I don't know why everyone hate GBMS. That's my favorite so far. This album, although awesome, makes me sad, somehow. Something about the dedication, and the note kind of thing he always rights at the beginning. I guess it's because..... times are changing. The dude has a new wife, a mansion in Tennessee and two kids, and not to mention a new band, The Raconteurs. I guess in my mind, they'd always be Jack and Meg, Detriot brother sister, ex-husband and wife, whatever. And I guess now I'm questioning how much longer the Stripes are going to last. It depresses me to think Icky was their final album. I pray for the sake of Candy Cane Children all over the world that it wasn't.
    sadly, it was their last album, but hey, what a great way to end the group with this great record