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Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26

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  1. DerekS.
    Mar 17, 2010
    The DVD and CD combo pack is well worth the money if you're a fan of the White Stripes for the last scene alone.
  2. BlairElizabeth
    Mar 17, 2010
    The White Stripes are absolutely amazing. If you like good music, listen to AER radio on It's amazing!
  3. CodyT
    Mar 18, 2010
    BRILLIANT live documentation of the Stripes. However, as a standalone live album this isn't their finest hour. Plenty of other live shows of theirs, well known bootlegs among diehard fans, offer more than this mixed bag does. You;re better off downloading the Orpheum 2004 performance or even the Glastonbury 2005 show.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  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.