Rolling Stone - p.674.5 stars out of 5
-- "[It's] his most expansive and masterful record since the White Stripes' 2003 classic, ELEPHANT, full of brilliant songs about how love tears your body and soul to shreds..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.109
"[T]he nostalgia for simpler times works here....He's recruited pedal-steel players, harpists, and violinists for a set so vintage in style -- with nods to '70s country, '60s garage, classic rock, and the blues -- that it's sequenced to play on vinyl." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.28) - "BLUNDERBUSS is familiar enough to please the faithful, adventurous enough to forge a new path forward and satisfying enough to make fans realize anew just how much White has been missed."
Q (Magazine) - p.924 stars out of 5
-- "[A] concentrated shot of charisma, undiluted and intoxicating."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.805 stars out of 5
-- "[T]he musical invention remains consistent throughout and gradually we emerge out of the thorny briar thicket of broken hearts and busted noses."
Uncut (magazine) - p.66
"[I]t's a surly, spiky piece of work....Love, clearly, is the brooding heart of the matter here, with protagonists trapped in a co-dependency of dark desire."
Recording information: Third Man Studio, Nashville, TN.
Photographers: Jo McCaughey; Andrea Westmoreland.
The first solo outing from singer/guitarist/actor/White Stripes/Raconteurs mastermind Jack White was recorded at his Third Man Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The bluesy, typically idiosyncratic Blunderbuss, named for a muzzle-loading firearm that was a precursor of the shotgun, will hit the streets on April 24, 2012.