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Fear of the Dawn by Jack White

Jack White

Fear of the Dawn

Release Date: Apr 8, 2022

Genre(s): Pop/Rock

Record label: Third Man Records


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Album Review: Fear of the Dawn by Jack White

Excellent, Based on 4 Critics

Under The Radar - 85
Based on rating 8.5/10

In the opening scene of the 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack White, dressed like a 19th century undertaker on a farm porch, hammers nails into a dirty old block of wood. An empty glass coke bottle that sits where the pickups would be on a normal guitar provides bend to the single string he's wound on the nails. He plugs an amp into the instrument's makeshift electronics, plays a little wailing slide guitar and then quips, "Who says you need to buy a guitar?" This was the established mythos of Jack White in 2008.

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Exclaim - 80
Based on rating 8/10

"The easy way out would be to cater to the person who just wants me to record 'Fell in Love With a Girl' or 'Lazaretto' over and over again, and then keep writing 55 songs with heavy riffs in them. That's just boring to me. I just don't have the patience to numb my brain that much." Jack White said that in a 2018 interview with Exclaim! about his experimental third solo album, Boarding House Reach.

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No Ripcord - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Since he founded his record label and pressing plant Third Man Records, Jack White has been a loyal ambassador of bringing new and vintage sounds to the masses. But his solo career, which started with 2012's Blunderbuss, has progressively turned more challenging and forward-thinking. And though no one can deny he's a stickler for a good, bluesy riff, the former White Stripes leader has opted to maintain that tricky balance, if not topple it altogether.

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Clash Music
Opinion: Very Good

Jack White just can't sit still. Blessed with a formidable work ethic - even as a pre-fame carpenter, he'd whittle out a half dozen chairs in a day to his own remarkable designs - he moves between multiple roles. There's the label boss, heading up Third Man's release schedule; he's also running a vinyl pressing plant, while (rightly) urging major label bosses to up their game.

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