Friday, June 15, 2007
The 11 Best Songs By The White Stripes
Led Zeppelin is dead. Well, technically only one of them is dead. But that's not what I'm really talking about. What I'm referring to is the balls out rock and roll of yesteryear. There has not been...nor will there ever be another Led Zeppelin. And we are a weaker society because of it. At least in past years, bands tried to follow in their footsteps. Whitesnake, Def Leppard, even freaking Pearl Jam tried to bring rock back to the masses. And at times, they made a very valiant attempt. But PJ came out almost 16 years ago...yep, that's right 16 years ago!! Since there has been a void of bands who make music that grabs you by the back of the neck and forces you to bob your head back and forth with the beat. Sadly, we've been forced to listen to rap metal, which was led by a bunch of men dressed like clowns. Then we had the emo movement, which was led by a bunch of guys with vaginas. Now, we're stuck with the revival of the 80s androgynous electroclash bands, where you can't even tell if the singers are men or women. In this haze, one band has managed to carry the torch. The White Stripes. Tuesday sees the release of their extremely exciting 6th album, The Icky Thump. And I'm in now way inferring that the Stripes are the next Zeppelin...but for now, thank God they've continued carrying the Zeppelin torch.
Here are the 11 Best White Stripes songs:
1. Seven Nation Army - Elephant
2. Hotel Yorba - White Blood Cells
3. Truth Doesn't Make A Noise - De Stijl
4. I Can't Wait - White Blood Cells
5. Death Letter - De Stijl
6. Black Math - Elephant
7. Apple Blossom - De Stijl
8. We're Going To Be Friends - White Blood Cells
9. I Fell In Love With A Girl - White Blood Cells
10. Denial Twist - Get Behind Me Satan
11. Stop Breaking Down - The White Stripes
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