• Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2003
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Universal acclaim- based on 384 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 384

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  1. SatanicM.
    Apr 4, 2006
    It's incredible to see how this band manage to rock an audience with such an unsexy and wishy-washy music. Art can come disguised in so many many ways my dears, specially when a "band" steals the whole Adams Family/Hollow (Johnny Deep's horror movie) aesthetic, with disguises and stuff, and packs it up in a record and then claims it's an original product.
  2. HollisH
    Jan 5, 2005
    Yikes. No thanks.
  3. TykeC
    Jun 28, 2005
    This band has very few redeeming qualities.
  4. SeanO
    Jan 29, 2004
    Background sounds for when you are very drunk.
  5. LarryO
    Feb 1, 2004
    A TRUE PIECE OF SH*T! What's happening to Music Critics? This cd can't be in this list. What a weird & gasified joke!
  6. XavierF
    Jan 10, 2005
    Unlike many, I found this album to be lacking in depth and was generally immature. Perhaps a few more band members can flush out some talent with this group.
  7. HootchieMomma
    May 4, 2006
    This Band SUCKS. How could you listen to this and actually be pleased by what you're hearing? It's total garbage. NO Talent!
  8. DougW
    Apr 16, 2003
    Wow dogg, this blows. They got hosed on this one g. This album is good... NOT!
  9. Carldaddy
    Apr 8, 2003
    Come on...The music critics everywhere are trying to make a make up call because of the poor rating on their other albums (i.e rolling stone's 4 out 5 stars ring a bell). Don't buy into the hype about a crappy album. Song number one is a hummer, and the last few songs are pretty good, but there is nothing etremely innovative about this album.
  10. BobbyO
    Jan 25, 2004
    Crappiest album by the crappiest band.
  11. HomieBB
    Jun 26, 2006
    I only like one song on this record.
  12. PatrikD.
    Apr 18, 2008
    Sucks, three chords worn out so called rock N roll !
  13. NaveS
    Dec 6, 2003
    This album sucks crap....what a flop!
  14. DavidB
    Apr 16, 2003
    This record is awful. John Pareles panned it in the New York Times in a review that's right on. Too bad the editors here refuse to include it (maybe the New York Times isn't important enough for them!). Must be White Stripes fans.
  15. GabeR
    Apr 16, 2003
    One word: I rather watch the newport police chief on public access.
  16. RichardR
    Apr 16, 2003
    I've pooh that has smelled better than this. White Stripes, try Brown Stripes. Instead of "Elephant" it should have been called "The Worst Album Ever Made"
  17. PatF.
    Dec 23, 2004
    Uninspired, boring, and a mess: all words to describe Elephant. One of the few albums that I truly feel is immensely overrated. There is a song or two that are decent, but nothing worth writing home about. In fact, it's the only album I own that has not made it to my iPod. Listen to the Fiery Furnaces instead. And they actually are brother and sister.
  18. LeoS
    Jan 29, 2004
    What a piece of crap!
  19. SaneH.
    Jul 16, 2006
    Are you kidding me? Why not give a good rating to a band with talent? This band makes me sick. The drummer is worthless. Please, please, please listen to something else.
  20. FrancescoB
    Apr 25, 2007

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Blender
    They break their own rules, even adding expansive guitar solos, to keep themselves interested and fans off-balance. [May 2003, p.123]
  2. Therein lies the contradiction of The White Stripes. How do you combine the shit-hot with the "twee?" Elephant's shortcomings suggests the enterprise is futile.
  3. It is a glorious thing to hear. It will be one of the best things you hear all year.