The White Stripes / Elephant
2003 Third Man Records
@slaw good call on the eyelids--in a parallel universe they’d be bigger than the beatles)
@bslon ever notice how good the only ones’ guitarist is?
corey hanson, pale horse rider--a bit more restrained than my usual, but he’s a vg singer and will occasionally let his freak flag show
hoodoo gurus, magna cum louder--i’ve come around to thinking that this is actually their best record--less idiosyncratic and more radio-polished than their earlier, but the songs are consistently great
come, don’t ask don’t tell--this is just as good as better-remembered contemporaries like pavement and sonic youth. noisy, but they can play their instruments.