Today I’m going to give me take on Jack White’s 3rd Solo Album Boarding House Reach.
Now, this was released the other day on 23rd March through his own record label Third Man Records and with the help of XL Recordings, and I’ve given it a few listens to mainly at night time in a dark room.
Okay so from the few times I’ve listened to this album I can say it is completely different from his first two albums it has a different approach and mainly a different genre, I would say it mainly is Dance/Pop/Rock and feels like he has been influenced by Daft Punk.
However, I love how he wrote this album, in a recent interview with The New Yorker he said that he had set up shop in a small apartment in Nashville, Tennessee, where he recorded on a reel-to-reel tape recorder which he purchased when he was fourteen. His goal was “to try to write songs where I can’t be heard by the next-door neighbour. To me, I love the effort and creativity he went through to record his new album but anyway back to the tracks on the album.
So on this album, there are two interlude tracks that are about a Minute and a Half long they are Abulia and Akrasia and Ezmerelda Steals the Show which with Abulia and Akrasia it breaks away from the last track Corporation which is a rocky track with the electronic sync beat within the track which is catchy and well different. Ezmerelda Steals The Show is like a Poem being recited by Jack White in a Low and Higher tone of voice with a guitar in the background which is a very peaceful track before going into, Get in the Mine Shaft which is Jack White telling a story of how he first played the piano and hitting 3 notes together making a chord but I would say this is the most eccentric track on the album and feels like Jack White has gone on a Robotic-Funky Adventure in his own mind.
Other tracks to talk about is the intro track Connected by Love which is a great starter track to the album which feels like the rock side of Jack White is leaving him and becoming this Robotic side we don’t know about him.
Also Over and Over and Over is one of my Favourite tracks on the album as it feels raw and rough with the guitar and drums and the women singing the titled of the track Over and Over, plus there’s a little guitar solo in there showing you that Jack White hasn’t gone all Robotic crazy just yet.
So to conclude I would say the album is different and unusual for Jack White but I wouldn’t say it was a flop just a different creative mind at hand a few good songs on the album but I don’t think for me it will be a album I will put out off the shelve and I’m gonna listen to that.
I’m going to give this album 3/5 Stars.
Very creative just not my kind of thing, But what do you think?…
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