I CANNOT STOP LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM.
Blunderbuss (a muzzle-loading firearm here used as an album title) is the FIRST solo album of the infamous, glorious Mr. Jack White released last Tuesday (April 24). All songs (excepting one) were written and composed by Jack Whit,e and the entire album was produced by the man himself making this venture his absolute love-child in a way that none of his other 1,233,452,345,464 projects could. White has very eloquently stated that "these songs feel like they could only be presented under my nameâ€¦my own colors on my own canvas." And true to his words, the Blunderbuss album, though infused with a newly independent, lingering White Stripes persona (perhaps this is no persona?), is still a breed of its own. We finally meet the man.
Thus a new, solo era has arisen for the man with a thousand bands.
Rolling Stone - 4 and a half/5 stars
Pitchfork Media - 7.8/10
The Guardian - 5/5 stars
Spin - 8/10