The White Stripes - Elephant (2LP)
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Despite the White Stripes ' ambivalence, fame nevertheless seems to suit them : They just become more accomplished as the attention paid to them increases. Elephant captures this contradiction within the Stripes and their music; it's the first album they've recorded for a major label, and it sounds even more pissed-off, paranoid, and stunning than its predecessor. Darker and more difficult than White Blood Cells , the album offers nothing as immediately crowd-pleasing or sweet but it's more consistent, exploring disillusionment and rejection with razor-sharp focus.