JACK WHITE "lazaretto"
Jack's second solo set,
i loved the previous one "blunderbuss" with its distinct folk/rootsy
overtones, this one though, harks back to his White Stripes days of old.
lots of alt rock/blues rock sounds happening here with a couple of ballads
and even a country sounding track thrown in for good measure.
lots of fuzzy distorted guitars and backwards guitars also.
the songs were his re-interpretations of things he'd written as a teenager
in the form of letters and/or poems.
album was recorded in analog....at least they werent recorded in that
stupid record booth Neil Young did a while ago.
the album,unlike a lot of other nowadays, doesnt overstay its welcome
by trying to fill the entire 70+ minutes allowed on a disc, as this one clocks
in somewhere around 38-40 minutes.
this album sounds fresh and inviting, it is on my 'to purchase list'.
thus it gets a passing score of 1.7
for an online listen
from the album:
"temporary ground" (the country sounding track)
"just one drink" (i could imagine The Stones doing this one)