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De Stijl
Artist: White Stripes
UPC: 00093624984313
Label: Warner/Reprise/Maverick
Genre: Popular Music
    OUR PRICE: $6.77  
Product Type: Compact Disc
Released: July 2008
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Additional Information
Weight: 0.22 lbs
Info: Reissued
Track Listing
1 You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
2 Let's Build A Home
3 Jumble, Jumble
4 Why Can't You Be Nicer To Me?
5 Your Southern Can Is Mine
6 Hello Operator
7 Little Bird
8 Apple Blossom
9 I'm Bound To Pack It Up
10 Death Letter
11 Sister, Do You Know My Name?
12 Truth Doesn't Make A Noise
13 Boy's Best Friend, A
Release Date : 07/01/2008
General Description : Performer
Muze Genre-sub class : Rock & Pop
Number of Discs : 1
Running Time : 37 minutes 31 seconds
Performance Recorded : Studio
Review Expert : Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.107) - Ranked #34 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records" - "...Sexy, raw, weird, pretty..." Spin (5/03, p.108) - "...The first three songs on DE STIJL are as good as modern music gets..." Spin (p.116) - "DE STIJL nails the Stripes' expansion-by-subtraction MO."
Misc Note : The White Stripes: Jack White (vocals, guitar, piano, acoustic bass); Meg (drums, tambourine). Additional personnel: Paul Henry Ossy (violin); John Szymanski (harmonica). Recorded at Third Man Studio, Detroit, Michican. Detroit's own "brother and sister" drum-and-guitar duo broke out of local obscurity with their eponymous debut, a primitive garage romp that borrowed liberally from Led Zeppelin, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, various American bluesmen and other rock & roll stalwarts. With DE STIJL, the band eschews its earlier raw posings in favor of blues with a hint of art rock. DE STIJL (literally translated, "the style," a European art movement that praises the virtue of simplicity in design), hints at a band that plays its music guided by simplicity in form and function. The 13 songs on DE STIJL show this stripped-down duo coming into their own with more complex arrangements and more varied instrumentation. DE STILJ features an electric violin, harmonica, and piano (played by singer Jack White). All in all, DE STIJL offers more dynamic range and melody than the band's debut and a (comparatively) slick production. From the confectionery pop bounce of "You're Pretty Good Looking," to the blues howler, "Hello Operator," to the dirge-like "Death Letter," DE STIJL is one step forward for a band deserving of a wider audience.