Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

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Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby babydoll » Sat May 07, 2016 6:46 pm

Hopefully this indie elephant won't be too easy to ignore this week.

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Elephant (2003) tracklisting:
01 | Seven Nation Army
02 | Black Math
03 | There's No Home for You Here
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
08 | Ball and Biscuit
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
10 | Little Acorns
11 | Hypnotize
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another

Next week we'll help a good kid in a maad city.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby Honorio » Sat May 07, 2016 7:05 pm

01 | Seven Nation Army
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
08 | Ball and Biscuit
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
11 | Hypnotize
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
03 | There's No Home for You Here
02 | Black Math
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
10 | Little Acorns
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby Maschine_Man » Sat May 07, 2016 11:48 pm

The White Stripes were my first serious musical love, and Elephant is probably the album I have listened to the most in my life. I would listen to it on repeat all day for weeks when I was younger, so every bump of Toe Rag Studio is ingrained into my head. Pretty much all of the songs fall within my latest Top 1000, there isn't a wasted moment.

Seven Nation Army (#8 of AT)
In The Cold, Cold, Night (#29 of AT)
The Hardest Button To Button (#56 of AT)
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (#59 of AT)
Black Math
Ball And Biscuit
Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart
There's No Home For You Here
The Air Near My Fingers
It's True That We Love One Another
Hypnotize
Little Acorns
You've Got Her In Your Pocket

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby whuntva » Wed May 11, 2016 12:36 am

Of course I'll play for my favorite album of the 2000's.

Seven Nation Army
The Hardest Button to Button
I Just Don't Know what to do with Myself
Ball and Biscuit
Girl, you Have no Faith in Medicine
There's no Home for you Here
The Air Near my Fingers
In the Cold, Cold Night
Well It's True that we Love One Another
Hynotize
Little Acorns
You've Got Her in Your Pocket
Black Math
I Want to Be the Boy to Warm your Mother's Heart

But Honestly, I don't hate any of these songs. White Stripes mopped the floor with every other band in 2003. And it shows through every chord here.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby DaveC » Wed May 11, 2016 2:03 am

08 | Ball and Biscuit
01 | Seven Nation Army
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
03 | There's No Home for You Here
10 | Little Acorns
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another
11 | Hypnotize
02 | Black Math

Not a single weak track - making Elephant hard to rank. Their first four albums are all great. The debut in particular is underrated and more than worth a listen.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby ordinaryperson » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:24 am

01 | Seven Nation Army
02 | Black Math
03 | There’s No Home For You Here
04 | In the Cold, Cold Night
05 | The Hardest Button to Button
06 | Hypnotize
07 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
08 | The Air Near My Fingers
09 | Little Acorns
10 | I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
11 | I Want to be the Boy Who Warms Your Mother’s Heart
12 | Ball and Biscuit
13 | You Got Her in Your Pocket
14 | Well It’s True That We Love One Another
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby Matski » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:37 pm

13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
08 | Ball and Biscuit
01 | Seven Nation Army
07 | You Got Her in Your Pocket
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
02 | Black Math
10 | Little Acorns
04 | I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
03 | There’s No Home For You Here
11 | Hypnotize
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
06 | I Want to be the Boy Who Warms Your Mother’s Heart
14 | Well It's True That We Love Another

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby Romain » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:00 pm

An all time favorite (even if I prefer Get Behind Me Satan). I still remember remain speechless the first time I heard Seven Nation Army on TV

Great:
01 | Seven Nation Army
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
03 | There's No Home for You Here
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
02 | Black Math
08 | Ball and Biscuit
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
11 | Hypnotize
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine


Good:
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket

OK:
10 | Little Acorns
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby Nassim » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:22 pm

Well, I wouldn't want Honorio to get bored, so here's my vote ;)

02 | Black Math
03 | There's No Home for You Here
11 | Hypnotize
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
01 | Seven Nation Army
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another
08 | Ball and Biscuit
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
10 | Little Acorns
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night

Seven Nation Army is hard to rank because it has been overplayed so much that it induces fatigue by now. Ball and Biscuit is also hard to rank because it follows the classic blues template a bit too faithfully so it feels less original than the rest of the album... but damn is it still brillantly done.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby jamieW » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:49 am

01 | Seven Nation Army *
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night *
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
02 | Black Math
08 | Ball and Biscuit
11 | Hypnotize
03 | There's No Home for You Here
10 | Little Acorns
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 7.21

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby andyd1010 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:35 am

1 | Seven Nation Army
2 | I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
3 | There's No Home for You Here
4 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
5 | The Air Near My Fingers
6 | The Hardest Button to Button
7 | Ball and Biscuit
8 | Black Math
9 | In the Cold, Cold Night
10 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
11 | Little Acorns
12 | Hypnotize
13 | Girl You Have No Faith in Medicine
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby krendler » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:58 pm

01 | Seven Nation Army
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
02 | Black Math
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
03 | There's No Home for You Here
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another
08 | Ball and Biscuit
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
11 | Hypnotize
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
10 | Little Acorns

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby maverick470 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:12 pm

01 | Seven Nation Army
08 | Ball and Biscuit
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
03 | There's No Home for You Here
02 | Black Math
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
11 | Hypnotize
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
10 | Little Acorns

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby Listyguy » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:35 pm

I was surprised to see that I hadn't done this one already:

01 | Seven Nation Army
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
08 | Ball and Biscuit
11 | Hypnotize
02 | Black Math
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
03 | There's No Home for You Here
10 | Little Acorns
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The White Stripes' Elephant (2003)

Postby bonnielaurel » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:26 pm

01 | Seven Nation Army
05 | In the Cold, Cold Night
09 | The Hardest Button to Button
02 | Black Math
14 | Well It's True That We Love One Another
06 | I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
03 | There's No Home for You Here
13 | Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
08 | Ball and Biscuit
11 | Hypnotize
10 | Little Acorns
07 | You've Got Her in Your Pocket
04 | I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
12 | The Air Near My Fingers
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