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80

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 219 Ratings

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  • Summary: Jack and Meg White spent a whopping three weeks (an eternity by White Stripes standards) in Nashville recording their sixth studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Despite all the distortion and teeth-shivering riffs, Icky Thump rivals White Blood Cells in accessibility. [22 Jun 2007, p.68]
  2. "Icky Thump" is really a very odd record indeed, but then, oddness of a particularly bravura nature comes naturally to them.
  3. 'Icky Thump' is brilliant, there's no way around that.
  4. 80
    Icky Thump is a fearless album, braving a bold bunch of weird rock transformations: slick studio radio glam, southern jukebox boogie, Scottish Highlander mandolin jaunts (!!), stuttering mariachi machismo, comedic skits, etc.
  5. With its fuller sound and relaxed flights of fancy, Icky Thump is a mature, but far from stodgy, album -- and, as is usually the case, it's just great fun to hear the band play.
  6. This is by far The White Stripes’ most peculiar record.
  7. The affecting style that made them the most imaginative revivalists of their generation has been replaced by half-assed and half-hearted prog rock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 121
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    10
    I love the title of this album's song "Icky Thump". It kicks ass and The White Stripes are an awesome band. Too bad they broke up though.
  2. heinzh
    Jun 19, 2007
    10
    A brilliant album, the best white stripes Album even better than De Stijl and Elephant!
  3. brennanf
    Jun 25, 2007
    10
    Probably not their best, but damn does it come close!
  4. TomT
    Jun 19, 2007
    9
    Along with Fountains of Wayne, they are incapable of making bad albums.
  5. MarcoV.
    Jul 12, 2007
    9
    Anyone who rates this album lower than a 7 just doesn't get it.
  6. MattR
    Jun 20, 2007
    8
    The White Stripes prove again that rock is still alive
  7. p
    Jun 21, 2007
    0
    YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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