Matt Fraction On The White Stripes

June 28th, 2007 | music, people I know

Fraction tries to understand why the new White Stripes isn’t doing anything for him. Shot through with occasional breakdowns like this one:

The next song is something about a “Prickly Thorn” or somesuch? It drones on and on until I can’t believe I’m actually still listening to it. Seriously, I thought it was some kind of mistake when I first heard it. On a second listen, I realize the mistake isn’t on MY end. “St. Andrew” starts off like John Cale playing a cover of “Baba O’Riley”. Is that Meg singing? Is she vocoded upwards? Jesus CHRIST, what the fuck is wrong with this record?


3 Responses to “Matt Fraction On The White Stripes”

  1. it’s a record with no imagination.I don’t like it .I mean there’s ridicule things in it.so why try to love it.

  2. This emperor has had no clothes since at least “Elephant” – I’m glad others are finally catching on. Meh.
    -J

  3. What Fraction fails to realize is he needs to be on some serious drugs to fully appreciate the prime audial soup.

    I’ll share.

    -C.