This article is about The White Stripes' album. See White blood cell for the biological definition.

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White Blood Cells is the third album by American rock band The White Stripes, released in 2001.

The band's commercial breakthrough, White Blood Cells eventually reached #61 on the Billboard 200, going gold and selling over 900,000 units. The album also reached #58 in the United Kingdom, being bolstered in both territories by "Fell in Love with a Girl" and its use of Lego animation in its Michel Gondry-directed music video. Stylus Magazine rated it the 15th greatest album of 2000-2005.

The album was dedicated to Loretta Lynn, instigating a friendship between Lynn and both Jack White and Meg White. In 2004, Jack White would produce Lynn's comeback hit album Van Lear Rose.

Redd Kross bassist Steven McDonald, created an online only art project titled Redd Blood Cells, in which he added a bass track to the otherwise bass-less album. The White Stripes arranged with Steven to take the files down after more than 60,000 downloads.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by The White Stripes.

  1. "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" – 3:04
  2. "Hotel Yorba" – 2:10
  3. "I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman" – 2:54
  4. "Fell in Love with a Girl" – 1:50
  5. "Expecting" – 2:03
  6. "Little Room" – 0:50
    • Only White Stripes song to not use guitar, piano, or any other instrument of Jack's.
  7. "The Union Forever" – 3:26
  8. "The Same Boy You've Always Known" – 3:09
  9. "We're Going to Be Friends" – 2:22
  10. "Offend in Every Way" – 3:06
  11. "I Think I Smell a Rat" – 2:04
  12. "Aluminum" – 2:19
    • Only White Stripes song characterized as nearly instrumental, though it does feature some wordless vocals.
  13. "I Can't Wait" – 3:38
  14. "Now Mary" – 1:47
  15. "I Can Learn" – 3:31
  16. "This Protector" – 2:10


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Credits Edit

Template:TnavbarThe White Stripes
Jack White | Meg White
Albums and EPs: The White Stripes | De Stijl | White Blood Cells | Elephant | Get Behind Me Satan | Walking with a Ghost | Icky Thump
Singles: "Let's Shake Hands" | "Lafayette Blues" | "The Big Three Killed My Baby" | "Hand Springs" | "Hello Operator" | "Lord, Send Me an Angel" | "Party of Special Things to Do" | "Hotel Yorba" | "Fell in Love with a Girl" | "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" | "We're Going to Be Friends" |
"Red Death at 6:14" | "Candy Cane Children" | "Seven Nation Army" | "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" | "The Hardest Button to Button" | "There's No Home for You Here" | "Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights)" | "Blue Orchid" | "My Doorbell" | "The Denial Twist" | "Icky Thump" | "Rag and Bone"
DVDs: Candy Coloured Blues (unofficial) | Under Blackpool Lights
Other projects: Aluminium
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