The White Stripes Greatest Hits

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The White Stripes Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
Length79:28
LabelThird Man
ProducerJack White
The White Stripes chronology
Live at the Gold Dollar IV
(2017)
The White Stripes Greatest Hits
(2020)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic91/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
And It Don't StopA[3]
American Songwriter (music)
(package)[4]
Clash8/10[5]
DIY[6]
The Independent[7]
Paste9.0/10[8]
Tom Hull – on the WebB+ ((3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention))[9]

The White Stripes Greatest Hits[10] (also referred to as My Sister Thanks You and I Thank You: The White Stripes Greatest Hits[11]) is the first compilation album by the White Stripes, released through Third Man Records in America on December 4, 2020 (internationally in February 2021).[12] The album comprises 26 songs from all six of the band's studio albums, including two songs originally released on standalone singles.[11] On December 22, 2020, the band released an accompanying yule log video; a 90-minute animation directed by Noah Sterling featuring the artwork of Blue J.[13][14]

Background[edit]

The album is the band's first compilation in their history, and first non-live or non-video release since dissolving in 2011. It was announced on October 6, with a statement from the band's record label reading (in part): "We get that the idea of 'Greatest Hits' may seem irrelevant in the era of streaming, but we also wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve a 'Greatest Hits'".[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Jack White, except where noted.

The White Stripes Greatest Hits track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Let's Shake Hands" Non-album single (1998)2:04
2."The Big Three Killed My Baby" The White Stripes (1999)2:29
3."Fell in Love with a Girl" White Blood Cells (2001)1:50
4."Hello Operator" De Stijl (2000)2:36
5."I'm Slowly Turning into You" Icky Thump (2007)4:34
6."The Hardest Button to Button" Elephant (2003)3:32
7."The Nurse" Get Behind Me Satan (2005)3:47
8."Screwdriver" The White Stripes (1999)3:14
9."Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" White Blood Cells (2001)3:03
10."Death Letter"Son HouseDe Stijl (2000)4:29
11."We're Going to Be Friends" White Blood Cells (2001)2:22
12."The Denial Twist" Get Behind Me Satan (2005)2:35
13."I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"Burt Bacharach, Hal DavidElephant (2003)2:46
14."Astro" The White Stripes (1999)2:42
15."Conquest"Corky RobbinsIcky Thump (2007)2:48
16."Jolene"Dolly PartonNon-album single (2000)3:17
17."Hotel Yorba" White Blood Cells (2001)2:10
18."Apple Blossom" De Stijl (2000)2:13
19."Blue Orchid" Get Behind Me Satan (2005)2:37
20."Ball and Biscuit" Elephant (2003)7:18
21."I Fought Piranhas" The White Stripes (1999)3:07
22."I Think I Smell a Rat" White Blood Cells (2001)2:04
23."Icky Thump" Icky Thump (2007)4:14
24."My Doorbell" Get Behind Me Satan (2005)4:01
25."You're Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)" De Stijl (2000)1:49
26."Seven Nation Army" Elephant (2003)3:51
Total length:79:28

Personnel[edit]

The White Stripes

Artwork

  • Pieter M. van Hattem – photography
  • Jordan Williams – design

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The White Stripes Greatest Hits by The White Stripes". Metacritic. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "The White Stripes Greatest Hits – The White Stripes". AllMusic. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 7, 2021). "Consumer Guide: April, 2021". And It Don't Stop. Substack. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Horowitz, Hal (December 8, 2020). "The White Stripes Get A Long Overdue Compilation That's Musically Essential, But A Missed Opportunity". American Songwriter. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  5. ^ Gray, Josh (December 3, 2020). "The White Stripes – Greatest Hits | Reviews". Clash. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  6. ^ Swann, Emma (December 3, 2020). "The White Stripes – Greatest Hits". DIY. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Beaumont, Mark (December 3, 2020). "Album reviews: The White Stripes – Greatest Hits, Yungblud – Weird!, and Tori Amos – Christmastide". The Independent. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  8. ^ Danton, Eric R. (December 2, 2020). "The White Stripes Document Their Singular Career on Greatest Hits". Paste. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  9. ^ Hull, Tom (March 29, 2021). "Music Week". Tom Hull – on the Web. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "The White Stripes "Greatest Hits"". Third Man Records. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Petrusich, Amanda (December 4, 2020). "Long Live the Greatest-Hits Album". The New Yorker. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  12. ^ https://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/out-this-week-on-26-february-2021/
  13. ^ Millman, Ethan (22 December 2020). "The White Stripes Have Gifted Us With a 90-Minute Yule Log Video Featuring Greatest Hits". Rolling Stone.
  14. ^ Triscari, Caleb (23 December 2020). "The White Stripes release 90-minute Yule Log music video". NME.
  15. ^ Skinner, Tom (October 6, 2020). "The White Stripes announce first official 'Greatest Hits' album". NME. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
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  25. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2021-02-22" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  26. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
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  28. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  29. ^ "Veckolista Album Fysiskt, vecka 8" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
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