After his restrained solo debut "Blunderbuss" Jack White finally shows himself in all the splendour of his ingenuity. The sound world of "Lazaretto" is deeply rooted in the seventies. Blues rock bands like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin or Cream have been godfathers, but also the suspended Memphis Blues has left its mark. Every now and then the playful brilliance of White flashes up, but needle-sharp guitar provocations like with the White Stripes clamp the mature bard. On the other hand, he is not stingy with analog noises that get into the melodies again and again. The opener "Three Women" sounds like an ancient blues tailored to Facebook format from the eternal fable of a man who cannot decide. Other tracks are purely acoustic regressions to the roots of American country folk. And Temporary Folk could go right through as an outtake of Neil Young's Harvest. The extraordinarily heterogeneous "Lazaretto" wants to be enjoyed slowly precisely because of its diversity. Many songs unfold their magic only when you have heard them several times.
Top Track: Would You Fight For My Love