Picks and Pans Review: Elephant
Singer-guitarist Jack "White and his ex-wife, drummer Meg White, who comprise this garage-rock revival band, change their stripes on their fourth disc by finally pumping up the bass. Your subwoofer will quickly get a workout on the ominous opener, "Seven Nation Army," which begins with just a thick, thumping bass line that anchors the blistering attack. Throughout, the Detroit duo cranks out the raw, witty rockers that marked its 2001 breakthrough release, White Blood Cells. Jack wrote all but one tune, a radical reworking of "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" that, with his anguished wail, subverts the '60s gem more than Cameron Diaz did in My Best Friend's Wedding.
BOTTOM LINE: A roaring success