14 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The White Stripes’ 2007 swan song is as flamboyantly eccentric as the duo’s wardrobe on the front cover. The once-primitive guitar/drums duo boldly enlist synths, bagpipes, and—on the mariachi-roughened “Conquest”—even thrilling trumpet stabs. What hasn’t changed are Meg White’s load-bearing drumbeats and Jack White’s casual mastery of blurted hooks and sidewinding solos. Yet even the album’s wildest quirks are nicely grounded by the earthy, romantic rawness of songs like “A Martyr for My Love for You.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The White Stripes’ 2007 swan song is as flamboyantly eccentric as the duo’s wardrobe on the front cover. The once-primitive guitar/drums duo boldly enlist synths, bagpipes, and—on the mariachi-roughened “Conquest”—even thrilling trumpet stabs. What hasn’t changed are Meg White’s load-bearing drumbeats and Jack White’s casual mastery of blurted hooks and sidewinding solos. Yet even the album’s wildest quirks are nicely grounded by the earthy, romantic rawness of songs like “A Martyr for My Love for You.”

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