A White-Striped Trip: 'Get Behind Me Satan'

'Get Behind Me Satan' is the fifth album from the White Stripes.

Get Behind Me Satan is the fifth album from the White Stripes. Patrick Keeler hide caption

itoggle caption Patrick Keeler

Hear the White Stripes

Full-length cuts from 'Get Behind Me Satan' - V2 Records

Guitarist and vocalist Jack White and drummer Meg White make up the band the White Stripes. The duo hails from Detroit. Their long-anticipated new album is Get Behind Me Satan. The first track, "Blue Orchid," was a hit before the album was even released.

Reviewers have written glowingly about the record, lauding its modern take on blues-punk guitar and a folk-rock sensibility. The Stripes' fixation on vintage equipment and time-tested techniques is also evident.

Even so, several of their new songs drop the guitar entirely, in favor of piano. And although the pair can still create quite a ruckus, the music on Get Behind Me Satan harks back to the simple, energetic sound that first won them fans.

Purchase Featured Music

Get Behind Me Satan

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Get Behind Me Satan
The White Stripes

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?




Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.