OKAY. so i am just blown away by Icky Thump. i instantaneously fell in love with megs intense drums and jacks ripping guitar and the lyrics wash over you like waves of brilliance. for me, an instant album favourite was "rag&bone" obv because meg and jack are both in this brilliant song, which i will be linking in this entry!!! So, i am in heaven.. pure heaven. i am in amazement and awe. some key tracks are: "Effect&Cause", "300MPH Torrential Outpour Blues", "Rag&Bone"[meg&jack on vocals], "I'm Slowly Turning Into You", and of course, the title track, "Icky Thump". the use of bagpipes really pull you in and before you know it your body is moving to the beat subconsiously. "St. Andrew (the battle is in the air)" is intense, strangely trippy, and one of my favourite tracks [AND the vocals are done by Meg White!]. It is very different, and thats all i'll say because i refuse to give away the brilliance of the track. it is the perfect combination of old stripes & new stripes with a hearty helping of blues. so grab your fork, place your napkin on your lap, and come get your daily serving of The White Stripes, fortified with all the vitamins&minerals you'll ever need.