The White Stripes – White Blood Cells


White Blood Cells is the third studio album by the American alternative rock duo The White Stripes with Sympathy for the Record Industry. The album was released July 3, 2001 and was surprisingly all recorded in less than four days at Easley-McCain Recording in Memphis, Tennessee. Jack White himself produced the album which was ranked the album at number 497 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2012 in Rolling Stone.

This album features less of the band’s iconic blues rock influences but continues the band’s powerful simplicity along with a more primitive rock and roll sound. White wrote the lyrics over a period of four years which features themes relating to love, hope, betrayal, and paranoia.

It is the hit single “Fell in Love with a Girl” and its Lego-animation music video that propelled The White Stripes into early commercial popularity. This was the breakthrough album for the American duo with its ability to surprise old fans and win over new ones.




1.        ‘Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground’

2.        ‘Hotel Yorba’

3.        ‘I’m Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman’

4.        ‘Fell in Love with a Girl’

5.        ‘Expecting’

6.        ‘Little Room’

7.        ‘The Union Forever’

8.        ‘The Same Boy You’ve Always Known’

9.        ‘We’re Going to Be Friends’

10.      ‘Offend in Every Way’

11.      ‘I Think I Smell a Rat’

12.      ‘Aluminum’

13.      ‘I Can’t Wait’

14.      ‘Now Mary’

15.      ‘I Can Learn’

16.      ‘This Protector’


Photo Cred: Jeremy Chan