#1001 The White Stripes

I have finally reached the last album on 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, edited by Robert Dimery. Unfortunately it is not a band that I really like. This is The White Stripes second appearance on the list and it was eventually removed from it in a later edition. Get Behind Me Satan is their fifth album. I have never heard of any of the songs from it.

Lead singer Jack White stated that the album has multiple references of actress Rita Hayworth. “She had become something different, morphed herself and was trying to put something behind her. And there was the shallowness of celebrity when it’s thrown upon you.” I disagree with this statement in that she and White himself did not have it thrust upon them. They literally sought it out. They continued on that track of life. People like to blame things on things that were their own making. In some cases, myself for example, I never asked for P.T.S.D. or to have the things done to me that were done to me. I try my hardest to move past them. I even ran from them.

Overall, I was not taken by this album. It reminded me of different artists I listen to, such as Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin and Lenny Kravitz. I do not think it was a good as their previous album, which was okay. Kind of a letdown to end on this album. 5.6/10.

P.S. I have found the list of the albums that have been added onto and some removed in the later editions of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. I will continue with on to 1080 Albums…. Yes, there are 79 more albums for me to listen to or I will drive myself mad. Check out #1002 tomorrow.

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