Weep, friends, for one year ago today the White Stripes left us.  Forever.  Normally “we’re breaking up” only lasts for a few years in the rock world, then there’s a reunion, hugs all around, etc.  But Jack’s a man of his word, so I think we’ll have to trust him when he says the Stripes are no more.  But that’s not so bad — we’ve still got some great soulful acts like the Ettes, taking full bluesy control.  Play it hard, darlings, we need you more than ever.

  1. Bikini Test Failure, “Missing a Gene”
  2. AWOLNATION, “Guilty Filthy Soul”
  3. The Black Keys, “Gold on the Ceiling”
  4. First Aid Kit, “The Lion’s Roar”
  5. Still Corners, “Cuckoo”
  6. Toro y Moi, “All Alone”
  7. Locksley, “Darling, It’s True”
  8. The Big Sleep, “Ace”
  9. Mayer Hawthorne, “The Walk”
  10. Fanfarlo, “Shiny Things”
  11. The Ettes, “Teeth”
  12. Dangerous!, “Not One of You”
  13. The Horrible Crowes, “Ladykiller”
  14. Kaiser Chiefs, “On the Run”