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New Album Review #8: Jack White – Lazaretto (2014)

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Introduction

Jack White never ceases to amaze. Even though his work bears all the sonic traits that would characterize music as vintage or retro, his style is far from being old. After his breakthrough band The White Stripes split up in 2011 after 14 years, it didn’t take long for the accomplished producer White to record enough material to release his first solo album Blunderbuss. The style was different from his other work with the Stripes, The Dead Weather or The Raconteurs – many guest musicians participated in the recording of his first and second album.

While White’s personal life seemed to be troubled by marriage problems, he found the time to extensively tour the world and record his second album Lazaretto, which came out only two years after his first solo effort. But will his second album hold up to his reputation he made with the Stripes or will it be an album that will be forgotten as fast as Meg White? Also, is the Ultra LP format that Mr White is so fond of just a lame marketing gimmick or did he manage to rekindle everybody’s love for vinyl? Read the rest of this entry

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