The White Stripes may have never had a bassist, and a lot of people aren’t big fans, but don’t lie; you’ve probably caught yourself mumbling the bass line to “Seven Nation Army” at least a couple times.
Recently, Jack White released his first solo debut album, titled “Blunderbuss,” and it isn’t exactly your ninth grade White Stripes pop rock. There are influences of loud rock, country folk, R&B soul, gospel, blues and even some rapping on the album (which was recorded in Nashville, TN).
The lead single “Sixteen Saltines” is a fast-paced song with an aggressive, distorted melody. The rest of the album varies; there are songs that are much slower, such as “Love Interruption” that features a duet with Ruby Amanfu, and “Freedom at 21,” (where White raps at one point, but it actually works into the song quite well).
Overall, you might have your opinions about Jack White and his music in the past, but those assumptions may soon come to an end with “Blunderbuss.”
Recommended Tracks: “Sixteen Saltines,” “Love Interruption,” “Freedom at 21.”