A White-Striped Trip: 'Get Behind Me Satan' Jack and Meg White are the singer-drummer duo who make up the White Stripes. Their fifth CD, Get Behind Me Satan, is being hailed as an extension of the raw, energetic sound of their earliest work.

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

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

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Blue Orchid

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The Denial Twist

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I'm Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet)

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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.

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