Masterpiece Reviews: The White Stripes – “Elephant”

A Seven Nation Army couldn't stop this album from becoming a timeless classic

Welcome to the latest edition of Masterpiece Reviews. Once again, we’ve thrown on our favorite velvet robe, turned up the fire, and are here to regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.

After breaking through the mainstream with 2001’s White Blood Cells, Jack and Meg White opted to scale back production by using an eight-track recorder and pre-1960s recording gear. The raw, stripped down sound of Elephant would not only catapult The White Stripes to global stardom on the back of singles like “Seven Nation Army” and “The Hardest Button To Button”, but would turn them into critical darlings and the newest ambassadors of rock and roll.

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