Their new album, 'Elephant' is out today. Word on the street (or, from people who've downloaded it) say that it is downright amazing. Rolling Stone gave it a five-star rating, which is still a rarity despite my growing concern that Rolling Stone is run by morons.
Jack White is THE major rock talent of the decade.
"I have no intention of uttering my last words on the stage. Room service and a couple of depraved young women will do me quite nicely for an exit."-- Peter O'Toole
"I'm gonna rip the eyes out of your head, and piss down your dead skull!" -- Jack Nicholson, in A Few Good Men
So far, so AWESOME. I didn't really get into "White Blood Cells", but from my first listen, "Elephant" blows it away. Need to give it a few more spins before I can give it a full, honest review. But I can definitely say it's worth picking up.
The fact that they didn't use modern equipment and recorded it in two weeks is amazing in itself. From what I've heard so far it's a great CD. I really have to sit down and give it a good listen though before I can say how great.
The CD is fantastic - better than "White Blood Cells" (although "De Stijl" is still their best album - it's close). I particularly like the tracks Meg White sings on.
"Like an Iraqi soldier dressed in civilian clothes, Fox News has crept in under the false cover of objectivity to unleash a blitzkrieg of bias so right wing that channel-surfers often mistake it for a eugenics infomercial. The only nod at an actual exchange of ideas is Hannity bitch-slapping the hapless Colmes while slobbering permaguest Bill Bennett slowly undoes his belt buckle in anticipation of giving that liberal fucker his final comeuppance. It's enough to scare the teeth right out of Ann Coulter's vagina" ---Mr. Cranky Reviews The War Coverage
...or as close to it as we'll probably ever get. Manchester V. Cancer is an event/charity show being put on January 28th. Andy Rourke, guitarist for the group has talked Johnny Marr into performing with him for the event.