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February 10, 2012 Reviews, Single No Comments

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Track: ‘Love Interruption’ by Jack White

Average Grade: 6.2

Paul: Nothing Jack White has been involved in has ever remotely interested me. This is no exception. I’d be content never to hear a song written by him again. 1/10

James: White seems more relaxed since shedding the stripes and it’s allowed an almost vulnerable aspect to his songwriting that was present in much earlier work. Although I can appreciate The White Stripes for what they were but I think I’m looking forward to the rest of this album much more than his previous work. 8/10

Craig: Through the White Stripes, The Dead Weather, and The Raconteurs, Jack White’s voice is as strong as it is consistent.  You can identify his voice through everything he touches.  This song is exemplary of the way he draws respectfully from the old blues that inspires him through a funnel of Led Zeppelin-inspired rock sensibility. The keys in this slow burn are especially nice. 8/10

Rosie: Jack White has a knack of writing quirky but honest lyrics – and this is no exception.  Beautifully stripped back; a bigger sound would have lost the mood of the song.  I love the moment after the first chorus where it’s a cappella for a few bars, it feels really intense!  8/10

Anna: For a stripped-down acoustic number this can get quite addictive after a few listens. Acoustic with a side of gospel and lyrics that are, well, simply tremendous. My only criticism would be that they should have gone much darker with it. The song basically demands it. 7/10

Stuart: Although he now seems to be basing his physical appearance on a merry vintage melange of Brian Molko, Billy Corgan and David Bowie via Noel Fielding, Jack White’s new single wouldn’t sound out of place as a secret track on any White Stripes album. Put simply: the boy’s returned to what he does best: stripped-down blues / folk-inflected melancholic wittering of the highest order. Sure, it may not stand up to a slew of repeat listens, (as with more than a few Smiths / Morrissey tracks, the temptation to drive to the artist’s house, slap them in the face with a rank kipper and scream “Pull yourself together man” in their face is pretty tempting), it’s an enjoyable, if not challenging fag break soundtrack. Not so much a Back to Black as a Back to White then…ahem…my apologies… 7/10

Linda: Apparently this is a track from White’s forthcoming ‘debut’ album. The use of that term ‘debut’ for a man who has released over 10 albums with different bands rubs me the wrong way. Yes, technically, it is his first solo album, but would one really say he didn’t have enough influence on any of the White Stripes albums to call them his? But on the other hand, this track is boring me just enough to not want to associate it with anything else he has done before. 3/10

David: Some good hooks and a promising intro but I never got the White Stripes or indeed any of White’s other projects, and this too leaves me cold. He’s never been a character I’ve ever warmed to, and I don’t think we could ever be friends. Too typical of what Luddite bores might call ‘real music’. Just another dirge to me. 5/10

Stef: It is kind of hard, because there are so many people with an acoustic guitar, who sing about love, so what makes this actually good? It’s got this real blues vibe to it, a nice little bite, and it is not a stream of endless cliches and metaphors. I like the text actually, I want love to make me feel stuff, even if it’s a knife in my back. Bit of black humor there. Jack White has exhuming atmosphere down pat with this one. 8.5/10

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