The White Stripes – The White Stripes (1999/2021) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

The White Stripes – The White Stripes (1999/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:37 minutes | 1,49 GB | Genre: Alternative Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

The White Stripes is the debut studio album by American rock duo the White Stripes, released on June 15, 1999. The album was produced by Jim Diamond and vocalist/guitarist Jack White, recorded in January 1999 at Ghetto Recorders and Third Man Studios in Detroit. White dedicated the album to deceased blues musician Son House.

Minimal to the point of sounding monumental, this Detroit guitar-drums-voice duo makes the most of its aesthetic choices and the spaces between riffage and the big beat. In fact, the White Stripes sound like arena rock as hand-crafted in the attic. Singer/guitarist Jack White’s voice is a singular, evocative combination of punk, metal, blues, and backwoods while his guitar work is grand and banging with just enough lyrical touches of slide and subtle solo work to let you know he means to use the metal-blues riff collisions just so. Drummer Meg White balances out the fretwork and the fretting with methodical, spare, and booming cymbal, bass drum, and snare cracks. In a word, economy (and that goes for both of the players). The Whites’ choice of covers is inspired, too. J. White’s voice is equally suited to the task of tackling both the desperation of Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breakin’ Down” and the loneliness of Bob Dylan’s “One More Cup of Coffee.” Neither are equal to the originals, but they take a distinctive, haunting spin around the turntable nevertheless. All D.I.Y. punk-country-blues-metal singer/songwriting duos should sound this good. – AllMusic Review by Chris Handyside


01. The White Stripes – Jimmy the Exploder
02. The White Stripes – Stop Breaking Down
03. The White Stripes – The Big Three Killed My Baby
04. The White Stripes – Suzy Lee
05. The White Stripes – Sugar Never Tasted So Good
06. The White Stripes – Wasting My Time
07. The White Stripes – Cannon
08. The White Stripes – Astro
09. The White Stripes – Broken Bricks
10. The White Stripes – When I Hear My Name
11. The White Stripes – Do
12. The White Stripes – Screwdriver
13. The White Stripes – One More Cup of Coffee
14. The White Stripes – Little People
15. The White Stripes – Slicker Drips
16. The White Stripes – St. James Infirmary Blues
17. The White Stripes – I Fought Piranhas