Blunderbuss [180 Gram Vinyl] (LP)


Jack White

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Amoeba Review

04/24/2012

Jack White’s solo debut is a high-flying success, thanks to a songwriting-first approach that allows White to mine his intensive understanding of blues and classic pop without the need for theatrics — or for a collaborator to sit in front. And his ability to subvert those same classic tropes he’s mastered is fully on display. He lays funny lyrics about lacking limbs over the organ-based blues of “Missing Pieces” — not to mention a finger-bleeding guitar solo. His “throwing White Stripes fan a bone” of a single, “Sixteen Saltines,” would appear to be big ’70s arena rocker about a girl, and it is, but its weird obsessive, cracker-eating lyrics give it much more personality than the typical throwback. At times you miss the simplicity of the Stripes, but with the loss of that band comes new musical territory for White, like the crazy syncopated beats of “Freedom at 21” and much more personal singer-songwriter material like “Love Interruption,” an affecting duet with singer Ruby Amanfu that compares favorably with, say, the White Stripes’ more fantastical Rita Hayworth tribute “White Moon.” The grown-up Jack White presented on Blunderbuss is a welcome addition to his great canon of work, with a record that grows on you before you realize it.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Missing Pieces
Jack White 03:25
2.
Sixteen Saltines
Jack White 02:36
3.
Freedom At 21
Jack White 02:52
4.
Love Interruption
Jack White 02:39
5.
Blunderbuss
Jack White 03:06
6.
Hypocritical Kiss
Jack White 02:50
7.
Weep Themselves To Sleep
Jack White 04:19


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
I'm Shakin'
Jack White 03:00
2.
Trash Tongue Talker
Jack White 03:20
3.
Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy
Jack White 03:04
4.
I Guess I Should Go To Sleep
Jack White 02:37
5.
On And On And On
Jack White 03:56
6.
Take Me With You When You Go
Jack White 04:08

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