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De Stijl (LP)

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De Stijl is the second studio album by the American garage rock band The White Stripes, released on June 20, 2000 on Sympathy for the Record Industry. The album reached number thirty-eight on Billboard's In­dependent Albums chart in 2002, when The White Stripes' popularity began to grow. It has since become a cult favorite among White Stripes fans, due to the simplicity of the band's blues/punk fusion.

De Stijl (“the style” in English) was a Dutch art movement (including the painter Mondrian). Vocalist Jack White had been an admirer of the style for some time, especially of furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld. Rietveld designed the Rietveld Schröder House, which Jack and Meg White visited while on tour in the Netherlands. De Stijl was dedicated to both Rietveld and Blind Willie McTell.

Review:

Despite their reputation as garage rock revivalists, the White Stripes display an impressive range of styles on their second album, De Stijl, which is Dutch for “the style.” Perhaps the album's diversity – which incorporates elements of bubblegum, cabaret, blues, and classic rock – shouldn't come as a surprise from a band that dedicates its album to bluesman Blind Willie McTell and Dutch artist Gerrit Rietveld. Nevertheless, it's refreshing to hear the band go from the Tommy James-style pop of “You're Pretty Good Looking” to the garagey stomp of “Hello Operator” in a one-two punch. It's even more impressive that the theatrical, piano-driven ballad “Apple Blossom” and a cover of Son House's “Death Letter” go so well together on the same album. Jack White's understated production work and versatile guitar playing and vocals also stand out on the languid, fuzzy “Sister, Do You Know My Name?” as well as insistent rockers like “Little Bird” and “Why Can't You Be Nicer to Me?” As distinctive as it is diverse, De Stijl blends the Stripes' arty leanings with enough rock muscle to back up the band's ambitions.
All Music Guide – Heather Phares

Track Listing:

Side A:
  1. You're Pretty Good Looking [For A Girl]
  2. Hello Operator
  3. Little Bird
  4. Apple Blossom
  5. I'm Bound To Pack It Up
  6. Death Letter
  7. Sister, Do You Know My Name?
  8. Truth Doesn't Make A Noise
  9. A Boy's Best Friend
  10. Let's Build A Home
  11. Jumble, Jumble
  12. Why Can't You Be Nicer To Me?
  13. Your Southern Can Is Mine
Release date NZ
October 26th, 2013
Label
Third Man Records
Album Length (Minutes)
37:31
Number of Discs
1
Original Release Year
2000
Box Dimensions (mm)
315x315x5
UPC
9421025885907
Product ID
21738493

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