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Are the White Stripes the Pearl Jam of this decade?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by farmerjerome, May 1, 2007.

  1. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Yeah, yeah I know this belongs on the music thread but I had a bad day and I'm not following the rules. :D

    I just checked out the White Stripes' new single on iTunes and I love it. I started thinking that and realized that I haven't heard an album by the stripes that wasn't excellent.

    Maybe they're better than Pearl Jam (in a different way of course). I'd have to say that that they're easily the best band out there right now.

    Thoughts? Delete the thread? Put FarmerJ to bed?
  2. I'm sorry but Pearl Jam is The Pearl Jam of this decade.
  3. Don't get me wrong, I like the Stripes a lot, but PJ's still touring and their older stuff just keeps going and going ...

    I picture the Stripes more like today's Zeppelin ..
  4. pallister

    pallister Guest

    The White Stripes are much more creative than Pearl Jam. Speaking of WS-related stuff, the Raconteurs album that came out last year is great.
  5. Those are fighting words, Pal ...
  6. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Oh come on. Pearl Jam is near and dear to my heard, but the White Stripes' sound changes with every song.

    Even though I'm only a huge fan of one PJ album (10) their sound doesn't change as much as the White Stripes.
  7. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Oh, I'm expecting fallout from the PJ groupies on the board.

    And if I was a band, I'd much rather be compared to Zeppelin than PJ. Just sayin', although I'm guessing your talking about musical style, not overall legacy. I would say the WS are today's Yardbirds.
  8. If you mean that both are incredibly over-rated, then sure, I agree.
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I'm a Pearl Jam fanatic who has never heard a White Stripes song, so I have no idea.
  10. I was just kidding ... we have our own opinions ... Pearl Jam stumbled there after the sixth album or so but those first five are still awesome ...
  11. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Love both bands, but don't agree with the comparison because Pearl Jam is still alive and well. Are they alike in that both groups have great albums? Yes.
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    If you want to ask whether Jack White is this generation's Ed Veder, it would be an interesting, and perhaps valid comparrison, by you could replace Meg White with a well trained bear and the "White Stripes" would sound pretty much the same. Pearl Jam is actually a group, one where multiple muscians collaborate and write music together. Whereas the White Stripes is a gimmick for a man who is very gifted and talented, but sometimes unfocused.
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