Get ready, here comes a bold, bold statement:
Icky Thump. Best record put out this year, by far, hands down.
I bought it last night at Sonic Boom in Ballard, listened to it 6 times, including on headphones as I fell asleep. I rocked out to it in my car this morning on my way to work. I couldn't get it lound enough. I gave myself a headache and I'm pretty sure my ears bled a little.
This album effing rocks. It rocks hard. It just reaffirms my big, bold statement: the White Stripes are our generation's Rolling Stones.