On this date in 2005, The White Stripes released their fifth studio album, Get Behind Me Satan.
The album represented a departure from the more traditional garage rock sound of previous White Stripes albums. It saw the duo experimenting with new instruments and styles, including marimba and piano, resulting in a more eclectic and experimental sound. This departure marked a significant moment in the band’s evolution and was seen as a bold move that broadened the scope of their music.
𝘙𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦 ranked it the third best album of the year and it received the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 2006. Also in 2006, 𝘎𝘦𝘵 𝘉𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘯 was included in 1001 𝘈𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮𝘴 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘋𝘪𝘦. It was voted the sixth best albums of the year in the 2006 Village Voice Pazz and Jop critic poll. 𝘕𝘔𝘌 placed it at number 38 in its list of the best albums of 2005.
While it didn’t top the charts globally, it did reach #3 on the US 𝘉𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥 200 and #2 on the UK Albums Chart.
The video above, The White Stripes first single from the album “Blue Orchid”. Although it was suspected that Jack White wrote “Blue Orchid” about his breakup with Renée Zellweger, he denied this claim.
Which is your favourite song from the Get Behind Me Satan album?
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Featured image via Rolling Stone.