13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On robo-funk adventure “Get In the Mind Shaft,” Jack White recalls the wonder of first playing a piano chord by hitting three notes together. It’s a neat allegory for a record that feverishly forges disparate elements—hip-hop, country, gospel, electronic music, jazz—together to see what magic happens. Here, at his most playful, White obliterates any lingering notion of him as a garage-rock diehard. “Over and Over and Over” delivers a familiar but no less invigorating dose of high-voltage blues, but only after he’s successfully cross-pollinated rock and psychedelic funk (“Corporation”) and rapped through “Ice Station Zebra.” The cascade of ideas is dizzying, but two decades after White first committed himself to vinyl, his possibilities seem endless.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On robo-funk adventure “Get In the Mind Shaft,” Jack White recalls the wonder of first playing a piano chord by hitting three notes together. It’s a neat allegory for a record that feverishly forges disparate elements—hip-hop, country, gospel, electronic music, jazz—together to see what magic happens. Here, at his most playful, White obliterates any lingering notion of him as a garage-rock diehard. “Over and Over and Over” delivers a familiar but no less invigorating dose of high-voltage blues, but only after he’s successfully cross-pollinated rock and psychedelic funk (“Corporation”) and rapped through “Ice Station Zebra.” The cascade of ideas is dizzying, but two decades after White first committed himself to vinyl, his possibilities seem endless.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
353 Ratings

353 Ratings

swerdnase ,

Mastered for iTunes = Bad Sound

Everthing that is "Mastered for iTunes" sounds like muffled dog-crap. Why do artists keep agreeing to have the sound of their music ruined in this way? At least give the customers the option of purchasing a better version than the over-compressed muffled crapola version that is MFI.

Pzagamer ,

Where did Jack White go?

What is this? I can't believe this is the Jack White I have been following since the White Stripes. He is so much better than this. I am so disappointed. I hope he finds his roots again. Until then I have all his old stuff.

The Bradleyss ,

Still more studio screwing around...

So this is what Jack White did for a couple of days in a studio. He didn't put much effort into it, the songwriting seems to have all been done in about 30 minutes the first day, and nobody bothered to produce it. It's just something he did between meals. Like everything else he's done since the White Stripes fell apart. Who cares?

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