- Blunderbuss

Jack White - Blunderbuss
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 29 reviews
2012 Rank: #52 / 881
USER SCORE
77
Based on
115 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

Lovelorn, honest, poignant and emotional in the best way imaginable.

83
A.V. Club

There are at least five songs on Blunderbuss that match the excellence of The White Stripes’ best, and on the whole the album performs the tricky task of updating White’s musical aesthetic without euthanizing its primal nature.

80
Spin

It's a comfortable shoe of a record, a distillation of everything he's done during the past decade, without the cultivated obstinacy. 

80
NME

While ‘Blunderbuss’ isn’t that definitive, unarguable document we’ve been seeking, it still feels like his most candid and personal record yet. 

80
Drowned in Sound

This is a hard, dark, inventive record that strongly suggests that give or take an imaginary sister and some fiddles, Jack White is pretty much the same boy we've always known.

80
Paste

At the end of the day, White’s still an enigma, and so is Blunderbuss, its mysteries unfolding in odd ways when you least expect it.

78
Pitchfork

It's got some of his best pure songwriting yet, but no earth-cracking riffs.

70
Consequence of Sound

He’s a little scatterbrained on Blunderbuss, as if he’s still shaking up his past to move forward into the future, and as a result, Jack White represents everything Jack White has already accomplished.

70
No Ripcord

There is not quite enough confidence, not quite enough honesty to elevate Blunderbuss to the record Jack White wants it to be.

70
Beats Per Minute

Ripe with unchallenged easy listening and devoid of the raw energy that ripped through the Stripes

60
PopMatters

In the end, Blunderbuss is a confused little record that wants to be two things at once: a pointed statement about the pains of a breakup and a collection of songs that are both daring and wacky and eccentric all at once.

60
Under The Radar

Blunderbuss has all the stomp and sway of his best records, but also the unevenness that plagues him to varying degrees.

rapmartin12
79
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Sixteen Saltiness
- Freedom at 21
SiberianBreaks
62
Didn't really interest me that much to listen again. The guitar work is great as always but this album just drags on for me.

Best tracks: Sixteen Saltines, Love Interruption, I'm Shakin'
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DETAILS

April 24, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Third Man / Label
Rock / Genres
jackwhiteiii.com / Website
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Track List
  1. Missing Pieces 
  2. Sixteen Saltines 
  3. Freedom at 21 
  4. Love Interruption 
  5. Blunderbuss 
  6. Hypocritical Kiss 
  7. Weep Themselves to Sleep 
  8. I'm Shakin' 
  9. Trash Tongue Talker 
  10. Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy 
  11. I Guess I Should Go to Sleep 
  12. On And On And On 
  13. Take Me With You When You Go
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Added on: January 30, 2012