Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Review: Jack White, Blunderbuss
The best track may be "Hypocritical Kiss," with rollicking piano and lyrics like "I want names of the people that we know that are falling for this" and "You would sell your own mother out/And then betray your dead brother with another hypocritical kiss." The album includes one cover, a Little Willie John song, "I'm Shakin'," with a spirited chorus of female backup singers.
Blunderbuss channels the sound of The White Stripes more than that of his other groups. A likely reason is that The White Stripes was more his brainchild than either of the other, more populous bands were. Still, the sound of Blunderbuss is more rock and roll and less garage band than the music of The White Stripes.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars