Detroit duo The White Stripes seem a very confused couple. Jack (guitar, vocal) and Meg White (drums) can’t seem to decide whether they are brother and sister or husband and wife. Jack insists it’s the former — and that they started the whole rumor that they were married for nothing more than a laugh. The media seems to think the opposite, with reports that they were divorced last year and are pretending to be siblings to draw attention away from their failed marriage.

The cool thing for us is that this confusion carries on into their music: The White Stripes don’t seem to know what kind of band they want to be either and have, as a result, come up with an album that dabbles in so many styles you never know what they are going to do next.

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