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Elephant (album) by The White Stripes 

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Elephant
Elephant by The White Stripes (2003)
Overall rank: 69th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,771 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2003 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 2000s (8th)
Top 100 albums of all time (69th)

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The White Stripes bestography

Elephant is ranked as the best album by The White Stripes.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,771 votes)
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From antaiospiano 09/27/2018 16:05
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From iamcaiosilva 09/16/2018 06:58
I didn't expected this album be so good
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From corenfro 05/02/2018 20:24
I hate to be the guy who isn't super enthusiastic about an album that is so unanimously praised - and this is good music, but it's not even the best of this year let alone a top 10 for this decade.

It's pretty stylistically monotonous and the guitar work isn't as spectacular as I'd expect from everything I've read - more often than not it's really just power chords and various notes here and there. The songwriting is good often great but not groundbreaking or spectacular. It's really just recycling blues rock sounds from the 60's and 70's but not much was done to modernize it or add anything. Saying it's punk is generous if anything there's a bit of pop-punk influence sprinkled here and there. (To be fair I hate punk, don't really get it, and think it's awful - but the slight punk influences didn't realy detract from my enjoyment of this record in any substantial capacity)

There are some good songs here even though I cannot stand seven nation army. Jack is talented and well studied. I keep revisiting this every couple years thinking at some point it will click and I'll have an "aha" moment but haven't yet. To me the throwback sound, while interesting, is more gimmicky than profound to my ears and there's nothing else that really compensates for that and I can't get past it being a good - not great record.
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From Bi11LL26Y 04/09/2018 12:58
Pretty good stuff, glad I finally listened to it. I need to listen to more of their albums.
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From titansaurs28 03/20/2018 15:57
Elephant has a lot of surface level charm but fails to sustain itself as the album goes on.
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From Meowtopia 03/20/2018 01:58
A masterpiece
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From Ashmark 02/21/2018 02:00
From loud guitar riffs to the cute little ditty at the end, this is a fun album to listen to. Jack White is a unique artist creating intriguing and diverse music. This is marginally the best White Stripes album.
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From Sandrof1969 02/20/2018 20:54
Conosciuto ovviamente sull'onda del successo di "Seven nation army", "Elephant" mi è sempre piaciuto solo in parte. Sarà per l'assenza del basso ( caratteristica comunque comune a tutti i dischi dei White Stripes ), sarà per una minore spontaneità rispetto al disco precedente, sarà per certe tendenze alla magniloquenza, pur ottenuta con pochi strumenti, ma alcuni pezzi mi sono sempre sembrati più degli abbozzi che canzoni vere e proprie ed altri non mi hanno mai convinto. In altri casi, invece, trovo che abbiano centrato meglio l'obiettivo. Alti e bassi, insomma...
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From Pretender 01/23/2018 15:42
A big bit overrated. Ok album.
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From Brad1770 12/15/2017 09:54
Elephant is the best WS’ Album, hands down no question. Oddly enough my favourite track off this album is the classic cover ‘ I Just Don’t Know What To Do Myself ‘ . Conversely I’m over 7 Nation Army as I’ve heard it too much in popular culture ( same for Blurs song 2 )
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