Under Blackpool Lights 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… Under Blackpool Lights 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