Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Review: Jack White - Blunderbuss
Even in the eclectic range of musical styles that plays throughout Blunderbuss, this firm attitude of bluesy rock is ever poignant. Wither it's in the ripping punk performance of Sixteen Saltines where White's buzzsaw riffs and White's Jagger-esque shrill gives the song an extra rich texture to the gentler title track, a dusty country ballad. Even his rapid vocals throughout Freedom at 21 in accompaniment to the song's slick drum beat suggests White may have some kind of influence from his work with Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA.
Much alike The Stones, the songwriting on Blunderbuss swings between the more genuine lamenting likes of the all-acoustic charmer Love Interruption ad the earthly folk rock of On and On and On and the more fun playful swagger of Trash Tongue Talker and I Guess I Should Go To Sleep.
So, Blunderbuss is pivotal in it's sheer ability to remain engaging throughout it's entire tenure. It's one of those albums where no two moments are the same and with White seeking out influences from classic blues bands, punk and garage bands, folk artists and the occasional piece of Vaudeville and making them all his very own creation, surprises to be found on every corner of the album maintaining a spirit of rock n' roll in even it's softest moments through it's earthly production and passionate performance. Jack White's mission to resurrect classic rock in this modern day and age has gained a subtle new level of power.
Jack White's Blunderbuss is out now via Third Man Records.