[ XL Recordings / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 31 March 2003
The fourth long player from Meg and Jack White is wild, beautiful and fresh... a really intense rock 'n' roll record! From here, The White Stripes went from indie obscurity to gold records and worldwide fame.
"The White Stripes comprise of Jack White (songwriter, guitarist, vocalist) and Meg White (drums). Formed in 1997, this duo from Detroit has taken the idea of minimalist rock 'n' roll into the future.
Following up on the groundbreaking album 'White Blood Cells', The White Stripes came through big time with this, their fourth long player, 'Elephant'.
"I thought it was going to be quieter" says Jack White, "But it ended up being this really intense rock 'n' roll record". That said, 'Elephant' covers extensive sonic terrain. It is a somewhat dark, electrifying collection of unique songs, incorporating garage rock, punk and blues - all peppered with black humour.
With this recording, The White Stripes went from indie obscurity to gold records and worldwide fame. The groundbreaking songs called for suitably impressive videos, which were provided by the very talented directer, Michel Gondry.
'Elephant' perfectly captured The White Stripes doing their own thing, following their sound where it led them - a place that is wild, beautiful and fresh."
- GEOFF (11th February 2006)
"The White Stripes are genius"
- 9/10 NME
1. Seven Nation Army
2. Black Math
3. There's No Home For You Here
4. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
5. In The Cold, Cold Night
6. I Want To Be The Boy...
7. You've Got Her In Your Pocket
8. Ball And Biscuit
9. The Hardest Button To Button
10. Little Acorns
12. The Air Near My Fingers
13. Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
14. It's True That We Love One Another