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Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

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  1. CPD
    Feb 12, 2011
    Truly gives great insight into the operations of the band, both before, during, and after shows. It's great to see a band not just do a show and then leave, and I promise that you will gain a lot more respect for The White Stripes, whether you love them or you hate them, after watching what they do in this film.
  2. May 5, 2011
    It is fair to call the White Stripes one of the bands who saved rock music back in the 00's. Since their beginnings, the band has shown to be one of the most interesting and genius artist of their age. This dvd is proof. a 10
  3. Sep 7, 2011
    Some of the best solos of all time are in this album! Now that I own every one of The White Stripes' albums I will certainly cherish this band and their arts to the day I die!

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
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  1. Under Great White Northern Lights would be a funny postscript. It's not particularly revelatory, less cohesive a concert film that Under Blackpool Lights, and in no way intimates that the band was about to go into hiatus. Really, it serves, more than anything else, as a reminder of just how singularly odd the White Stripes are, and how boring things are without them around.
  2. The live album is built from tracks taken from different shows so doesn’t show off the improvisatory nature of their setlist-free shows, but again, it’s a reminder that their three-year absence is a bit of a tragedy.
  3. Northern Lights captures the live show as circus, the aura where group participation and the raggedness of improvisation supersedes a faithful rendering of songs, an interpretation that, if not always satisfying to listen to, is at least fascinating to behold.