Under Blackpool Lights (2004) Filmed in January 2004 at Blackpool, England's Empress Ballroom, the White Stripes' first live DVD is as raw as their sound, with grainy footage and… 2004-12-07 The White Stripes Rock
Music Review

Under Blackpool Lights (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Dec 07, 2004; Lead Performance: The White Stripes; Genre: Rock

Filmed in January 2004 at Blackpool, England's Empress Ballroom, the White Stripes' first live DVD is as raw as their sound, with grainy footage and a Handycam feel. The low-rent approach also means there are no extras, practically unheard of in a format driven by bonuses. But there are lots of close-ups, and together with the stripped-down tunes and visuals, Under Blackpool Lights adds up to an intensely primal at-home concertgoing experience.

Originally posted Dec 13, 2004 Published in issue #797 Dec 17, 2004 Order article reprints