White Stripes - Icky Thump Single Review
The White Stripes
Another White Stripes single. Megâs simple, crashing drums? Check. In tandem with Jackâs wailing guitar? Check. Jackâs wailing voice? Check. Quirky title? Check.
Yes itâs business as usual for the duo. As tired as the format is, itâs still a good format. The lyrics and delivery are sharp and crisp as he rants about the injustices of the worldâs politicians and the irony of Americans calling for immigrants to be kicked out of a country they are not indigenous to. However the raw energy is lacking and thereâs nothing really special about this track that grabs my imagination, even the solos sound underwhelming and âFisher-Priceâ. The fact that one of the verses ends with a âla la la la la la laâ emphasises how half-arsed this really is. The fact that theyâve been a shining light in rock for most of the last decade meant that I was expecting more and this might have tarnished my view somewhat, but maybe they really are just going through the motions now. I hope not itâd be a crying shame.
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