"Rouge, Leblanc"

For no particular reason other than that I can, and want to, and they’re awesome, here are what I consider to be the ten best White Stripes songs ever:

  • “Ball And A Biscuit”
  • “Fell In Love With A Girl”
  • “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)”
  • “Jimmy The Exploder”
  • “Lafayette Blues”
  • “Let’s Build A Home”
  • “Let’s Shake Hands”
  • “Stop Breaking Down”
  • “There’s No Home For You Here Girl, Go Away”
  • “When I Hear My Name”

You’re welcome.

By the way, I nearly picked “Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine” solely because it has maybe the greatest name ever in the history of song names.

4 responses to “"Rouge, Leblanc"

  1. As a former drummer, I cannot get behind “Little Room” because it’s just too…bash-y. I have a lot of forgiveness for Meg’s drumming, but not on that one. “Let’s Build A Home” is under 2:00 and it’s a much better White Stripes song.

    I actually did a whole blog post about this five(!) years ago, listing my 25 favourite (at the time) songs under 2 minutes. And, just for some contrast, my ten favourite songs that clock in at 15+ minutes.

  2. you and i are cut from the same cloth. they weren’t “best of” lists but i made a super short song mix and a super long song mix, years ago. personally the bashiness of little room is exactly why i love it. wouldn’t have guessed song 2 was that short.

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