Next up was the turn of Lisa to try and see if she too could get her chosen album White Stripes – Elephant (2003) to achieve the seal of approval.
Lisa tonight proved that she certainly knew her stuff and had clearly done the research on the album which was nice to see. We learnt that each track only actually uses a selection of four instruments per track. Some of the songs also seems to highlight the failing relationship of the pair, with these feelings being echoed in the lyrics and musical feel.
The album also brought a revival of a an older sound, which was over produced but still held some good simple, clean riffs that got it some big ratings in the market at the time.
Whilst I felt that the album was a fair attempt I felt that its simplicity, very much in the drumming and core left the album to be a little less appealing. This was however counter balanced by the use of different instruments out of the norm and the idea of only using a couple per track for a two piece band does hold a certain individuality. Overall the album was lyrically pleasing and only really let down by it’s simplicity in places hence my final rating.
So the albums final rating was:
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – Seal Approved.
Track Listing Below:
- Seven Nation Army
- Black Math
- There’s No Home for You Here
- I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself
- In the Cold, Cold Night
- I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart
- You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
- Ball and Biscuit
- The Hardest Button to Button
- Little Acorns
- The Air Near My Fingers
- Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
- Well It’s True That We Love One Another
- Who’s to Say
- Good to Me