The White Stripes -- Elephant


Part of my 2003 Top Ten list as published by Neumu in January, 2004

It ainít easy to move forward while looking backwards, but hereís where Jack and Meg show us how to move in two directions at once. Turns out the only way to do it is to loosen up, and defuse all the hype with a bit of humour. So to contrast parables like "Seven Nation Army" and "The Hardest Button to Button," we get things like the feedbacky guitar squeal over the massed choir of Jacks White on "Thereís No Home For You Here" or that great place in "Hypnotize" where Megís drums start back up with a "bap bap bap bap bap bap bap bap bap bap bap bap bap!" In the end, it seems like Jack knows that his strengths can be limitations and Megís figured out how to turn her limitations in to strengths.

--Jim Connelly

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