The White Stripes review by The White Stripes

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  • Released: Jun 15, 1999
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.8 (45 votes)
The White Stripes: The White Stripes
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Sound — 10
Raw, gritty, lo-fi brilliance on the debut. Recorded in Jack's attic, giving it that perfect indie sound. Possibly the most focused album of theirs as well they don't stray too far from garage-rock and blues. By Jack's own words, the most "Detroit sounding album" they have.

Lyrics — 8
Lyrics aren't bad, not by a longshot. A couple covers ("One More Cup of Coffee," "Stop Breaking Down"), a few shining gems ("Wasting My Time," "Suzy Lee," "Screwdriver"), and one clunker that takes a five away from this score ("Little People"). Also, this album showcases Jack's best singing skills as well.

Overall Impression — 10
Fan favorite debut of the best band around today. It's cool to hear the foundation of their other works, and you can hear influences from this album in their new stuff as well.

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