2021 vinyl reissue of The White Stripes’ third album from 2001. Reissued by Sony Music in partnership with Jack White’s Third Man Records.
For this one, Jack and Meg decamped to Memphis to record at the legendary Easley-McCain Studio and walked away with a bonafide classic. Unique for a White Stripes album, as it contains no covers, no guest musicians, no blues and no guitar solos, this album would be most of the world’s introduction to the band.
While the video for “Fell In Love With A Girl” could’ve single-handedly raised the price of LEGO stock three bucks a share (IF it was a publicly traded company) the other jams on here are momentous, from the fuzz distorted clarion call of album opener “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” to the finger-pointing accusations of “I Think I Smell A Rat” this album has everything you could ever want from the Detroit duo.
Cut directly from the original 1/4″ master tapes, pressed on HEAVY 180-gram vinyl and lovingly ensconced in a beauteous Stoughton tip-on jacket…this album has never looked better, and perhaps, has looked markedly worse.