Get Behind Me, Satan

Common Sense Media says

Quirky and raw; many teens will enjoy.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The whole album is an example of "being yourself."

Violence

Some odd and disturbing imagery.

Sex

Nothing explicit.

Language

Nothing explicit.

Consumerism

Nothing obvious.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that some of the imagery in the interesting lyrics might be disturbing to younger children.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

When a CD comes along that bends our ears with unusual instrumentation and peculiar mixes, it can be disconcerting at first. On their fifth album, GET BEHIND ME, SATAN, the White Stripes pay no attention to the rules in a way that makes this collection of odd songs and quirky performances more powerful. The whole project sounds raw, immediate, and unfinished -- as though someone forgot to go back to the studio to do the final mixes and mastering. Raw and self-indulgent, the songs deliver with an immediacy, but also bend your ear with drum tracks louder than the lead vocals, repetitive and occasionally off-key singing, unconventional lyrics, and strangely rambling melodies.

Is it any good?

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Positioned snugly between brilliant and weird-for-its-own-sake, GET BEHIND ME, SATAN ends up being well worth the trouble. There's a bit of mildly violent imagery that could be disturbing to younger kids. But the whole CD is an example of what can happen when artists follow their own path and allow themselves to be different.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why this CD sounds so different from most of the pop music out there, and why it's okay to be different.

Music details

Artist:The White Stripes
Release date:June 7, 2005
Labels:BMG, V2 Records
Genre:Alternative Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 October 15, 2012
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13
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get behind me satan

younger kids. But the whole CD is an example of what can happen when artists follow their own path and allow themselves to be different. Families can talk about why this CD sounds so different from most of the pop music out there, and why it's okay to be different.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 7 years old March 23, 2012
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6
QUALITY
 

ilwst

number 4 and 1 are good
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byThreeDaysGracesGirl October 30, 2010
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11
QUALITY
 
I love The White Stripes.

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