390 Seven Nation Army

The White Stripes. 


Wow. Just wow.

They were an American rock duo formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. It consisted of Jack and Meg White, who were married at the time. They recorded six studio albums, the last three of which won Grammys. They called it quits in 2011.

Elephant (V2, 2003) is the fourth studio album by the band. It received both critical acclaim and commercial success. It was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Song (Seven Nation Army) at the Grammy’s in 2004. It also scored three MTV Video Music Awards. It has often been cited as the bands best work.’’

I don’t think I knew that there were White Stripes albums before this one. I remember seeing the Seven Nation Army video and thinking, “OMG, what is this,” but before that I had been living overseas and they weren’t such a thing in Italy. I, also, don’t remember much of the rest of the album. By the time this dropped iPods and iTunes were a thing and I had both. I probably downloaded Seven Nation Army and nothing else. After listening to the entire album on Apple Music, I don’t regret that decision. It’s a good album but I doubt that I’d listen to it often.