De Stijl (album)

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De Stijl
The White Stripes - De Stijl.jpg
Studio album by The White Stripes
Released June 20, 2000 (2000-06-20)
Recorded 1999–2000
Third Man Studio, Detroit, Michigan
Genre Punk blues, alternative rock, garage rock, blues rock[1]
Length 37:31
Label Sympathy for the Record Industry
Producer Jack White
The White Stripes chronology
The White Stripes
(1999)
De Stijl
(2000)
White Blood Cells
(2001)
Singles from De Stijl
  1. "Hello Operator"
    Released: May 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME 8/10[2]
Pitchfork Media 9.1/10[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]

De Stijl /də ˈstl/ is the second studio album by the American garage rock band The White Stripes, released on June 20, 2000 on Sympathy for the Record Industry. The album reached number thirty-eight on Billboard's Independent Albums chart in 2002, when The White Stripes' popularity began to grow. It has since become a cult favorite among White Stripes fans, due to the simplicity of the band's blues/punk fusion.

De Stijl ("the style" in English) was a Dutch art movement (including the painter Mondrian).[6] Vocalist Jack White had been an admirer of the style for some time, especially of furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld. Rietveld designed the Rietveld Schröder House, which Jack and Meg White visited while on tour in the Netherlands. De Stijl was dedicated to both Rietveld and Blind Willie McTell.

It was after the tour began for De Stijl that Jack finally closed his upholstery shop.[7]

On February 5, 2008, Canadian media reported that former Radio-Canada host Dominique Payette filed a lawsuit against The White Stripes for using a nine-second clip of her interview with a little girl at the beginning of "Jumble, Jumble". She demanded $70,000 in damages and the removal of the album from store shelves. The dispute was settled out of court.[8]

The re-issued vinyl LP version of the record was pressed at United Record Pressing in Nashville, Tennessee and mastered all-analog from the original master tapes.[9]

The song 'Apple Blossom' was used in Quentin Tarantino's film The Hateful Eight, and is included on the official soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jack White except where noted.[10]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You're Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)"     1:49
2. "Hello Operator"     2:36
3. "Little Bird"     3:06
4. "Apple Blossom"     2:13
5. "I'm Bound to Pack It Up"     3:09
6. "Death Letter"   Eddie James "Son" House 4:29
7. "Sister, Do You Know My Name?"     2:52
8. "Truth Doesn't Make a Noise"     3:14
9. "A Boy's Best Friend"     4:22
10. "Let's Build a Home"     1:58
11. "Jumble, Jumble"     1:53
12. "Why Can't You Be Nicer to Me?"     3:22
13. "Your Southern Can Is Mine"   William Samuel "Blind Willie" McTell 2:29

Personnel[edit]

The White Stripes
Additional musicians
  • John Szymanski – harmonica on "Hello Operator"
  • Paul Henry Ossy – violin on "I'm Bound to Pack It Up", electric violin on "Why Can't You Be Nicer to Me?"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 164
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[12] 137
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[13] 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "De Stijl – The White Stripes". AllMusic. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ Chick, Stevie. "The White Stripes : Die Stijl". NME. ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bowers, William (June 17, 2002). "The White Stripes: 'The White Stripes' and 'De Stijl'". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on June 30, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (June 25, 2001). "De Stijl". Rolling Stone. ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  6. ^ "De Stijl". Tate Glossary. tate.org.uk. Retrieved July 31, 2006. 
  7. ^ Phipps, Keith (April 9, 2003). "The White Stripes", AVClub.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  8. ^ The Canadian Press (February 5, 2008). "The White Stripes sued for sampling from reporter's radio show". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). ISSN 0319-0714. Archived from the original on August 3, 2008. (subscription required)
  9. ^ "The White Stripes - De Stijl (Third Man Records) on press". Facebook. February 23, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Artist: WHITE STRIPES". Repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – The White Stripes – De Stijl". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  12. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Kristine W – Tammy Wynette". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ The White Stripes - De Stijl Awards. AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 5, 2013.

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