I was late in jumping on the White Stripes’ bandwagon. I never really got into the songs played on the radio. After Jack Johnson covered We’re Going to Be Friends during a concert I downloaded from archive.org ,I decided to check out what all the buzz was about. I’ve been a big fan of The White Stripes ever since. For my money, the best attribute of The White Stripes is their diversity. From the instruments and voices Jack and Meg use to the musical genres they cross, there is no doubting the creativity and originality of The White Stripes. On the latest album there is a decidedly more bluesy feeling, but not just blues as bagpipes are heard on one of the songs. An early favorite song is You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told). Like the albums preceding it, Icky Thump will endure due to its quality and diversity.