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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.

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Icky Thump
Iiiiiiiieeeeeee Icky thump Who'da thunk? Sittin' drunk on a wagon to Mexico. Ah well, What a chump Well my head got a bump When I hit it on the... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    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 The affecting style that made them the most imaginative revivalists of their generation has been replaced by half-assed and half-hearted prog rock.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 122
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    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
    A brilliant album, the best white stripes Album even better than De Stijl and Elephant!
  3. brennanf
    Jun 25, 2007
    Probably not their best, but damn does it come close!
  4. jonahm.
    Jun 18, 2007
    Very nice, feels like a showcase of all their previous albums. I highly recommend it.
  5. ChrisZ.
    Jul 8, 2007
    It's not 'De Stijl'. It's not 'White Blood Cells'. But its a damn good album nonetheless, and many of the It's not 'De Stijl'. It's not 'White Blood Cells'. But its a damn good album nonetheless, and many of the tracks grow on you with time. The only song which to me is a 'throwaway' - take it or leave it- is 'You Don't Know What Love IS'. Expand
  6. MattR
    Jun 20, 2007
    The White Stripes prove again that rock is still alive
  7. p
    Jun 21, 2007

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