White Blood Cells

V2 Records
Release date
15 Apr 2003
Running length
16 tracks
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1 Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground 3:01 406,973
2 Hotel Yorba 2:09 397,603
3 I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman 2:54 259,535
4 Fell in Love With a Girl 1:49 633,868
5 Expecting 2:03 269,842
6 Little Room 0:50 283,291
7 The Union Forever 3:25 259,228
8 The Same Boy You've Always Known 3:09 247,216
9 We're Going to Be Friends 2:20 437,965
10 Offend in Every Way 3:05 260,613
11 I Think I Smell a Rat 2:03 263,172
12 Aluminium 2:18 43,552
13 I Can't Wait 3:37 240,675
14 Now Mary 1:46 231,232
15 I Can Learn 3:29 216,868
16 This Protector 2:10 215,399

About this album

White Blood Cells is the third album by band The White Stripes, released in .

Considered the band’s commercial breakthrough, White Blood Cells peaked at number 61 on the Billboard 200, going Gold and selling over 500,000 units. The album also reached number 55 in the United Kingdom, being bolstered in both territories by the Fell in Love With a Girl single and its Lego-animation music video. Stylus magazine rated it the fifteenth greatest album of - while Pitchfork Media ranked it ninth on their list of the top 100 albums from 2000-.

The album was dedicated to Loretta Lynn, creating a friendship between Lynn and both Jack White and Meg White. In 2004, Jack White would produce Lynn’s comeback hit album Van Lear Rose.

Redd Kross bassist Steven Mcdonald created an online-only art project, titled Redd Blood Cells, in which he added a bass track to the otherwise bass-less album. The White Stripes arranged with Steven to take the files down after more than 60,000 downloads.

Professional Reviews
★★★★☆ - AllMusic
★★★☆☆ - Rolling Stone
★★★★☆ - Tiny Mix Tapes
9/10 - Pitchfork
A - Robert Christgau

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