Jack White – Lazaretto (2014/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:11 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Alternative, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Third Man Records/Columbia
Jack White is an American musician, producer, director, writer, and actor. He is most well-known as the frontman of the band The White Stripes, though he has been in several bands and collaborated with various artists. His solo album “Lazaretto”, inhabits an exciting place in White’s expansive discography as the follow-up to 2012’s Gold-certified international #1 “Blunderbuss”, and will be preceded by first single and title track “Lazaretto,” have been released later this month.
Like “blunderbuss,” a “lazaretto” is an ancient reference that means little in the modern world, a fact that does not escape Jack White, a musician who specializes in blurring lines between past and present. Contrary to his carefully cultivated persona as a raider of lost Americana, White never, ever was a purist: he thrived upon seizing the precise moment when accepted definitions lose all meanings and turn into something new. This tension surfaces on Lazaretto, his second solo album, a record that lives upon the edges of his interests. There is a fair share of blues bluster – via Zeppelin riffs and huffed references to digital cameras, the opener “Three Women” modernizes Blind Willie McTell, while he twists a refrain from Howlin’ Wolf’s “I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)” on “Just One Drink” – but Lillie Mae Rische’s violin occupies nearly as much space as his own howling guitars, pushing White into the left field where he prefers to reside. That eccentricity is the pleasure of Lazaretto, which is by every measure the strangest record associated with White since 2005’s Get Behind Me Satan, a record that found Jack tackling the aftermath of fame by turning gothic.
1. Jack White – Three Women
2. Jack White – Lazaretto
3. Jack White – Temporary Ground
4. Jack White – Would You Fight For My Love?
5. Jack White – High Ball Stepper
6. Jack White – Just One Drink
7. Jack White – Alone In My Home
8. Jack White – Entitlement
9. Jack White – That Black Bat Licorice
10. Jack White – I Think I Found The Culprit
11. Jack White – Want and Able