Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sticky, icky Goodness

Oh, thank God. The new White Stripes album is good. The new White Stripes album is good, and all’s right with the world. It’s been a strange few years for them, and for their fans, but I’m happy to report that the kids are out of bed and full of jellybeans.This one could be a barnburner too. That would be just fine. It feels better when the Stripes have a good, new record out: That’s how it should always be. And if the record industry were at its creative peak, as it was in the late ’60s, these two would probably be cranking out two 30-minute albums per year, and they’d be loving it. And so would fans. (Like every other signed, almost-signed or recently signed band, the Stripes had some record-label troubles over the past little bit. They’ve recently landed at Warners, and so far so good. Let’s hope the next one doesn’t take two years.)

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