Elephant (studio album) by The White Stripes
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Elephant is ranked as the best album by The White Stripes.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.7/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.
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A cool raw straight up rock and roll album which gets the formula right following some promising albums. Incredible guitar playing mixed with infectious vocal melodies proves to be all that is needed to create a classic.
There is some good stuff on here but nothing, except for the opening track, which is truly outstanding which leads to an unsatisfying listen. They can create some great hooks but other than that there isn't really much that separates them from other groups. I think these select few songs which are very good and their infectious hooks and choruses have made them become an over rated duo. This record would be a strong foundation to build upon and improve musically as they did have quite a lot of room to get better but I don't think that was ever realised in the duos career together. Overall, this record gets over hyped especially for the level of quality that is on here which is good but no way near the top 100 albums of all time.
Great sound for a two piece. Quite rightly heralded as their best album even though it was commercially pushed. It's the wide musical variety throughout this that makes this stand apart from their other albums. My favorite from them.
Album of the year, 2003
A blues guitar god. Pretty good song writer too. Only thing keeping this score down is a limited number of “crank it up” bangers, a la Hardest Button To Button.
Seven Nation Army is undeniably awesome. Ball & Biscuit and There’s No Home For You Here are pretty damn good too. But the majority of this album is the most basic rock diddies with little in the way of hooks or memorable bits.
The fact that this is considered “the best album of 2003” on this site when there were so many actually great albums released in 2003 weirds me out. I’m sure when it came out it was so inspiring and influential and all that, but judging the album as the album on its own, no outside context, what is all that special about this one in particular?
Nada del otro mundo.
Buen riff el de Seven Nation Army
Reviveu um pouco do rock sujo.
Personal preference for White Blood Cells, but this is very good.
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