John Anthony White (né Gillis; born July 9, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist. White has enjoyed consistent critical and popular success and is widely credited as one of the key artists in the garage rock revival of the 2000s. He has won twelve Grammy Awards, and all three of his solo albums have reached number one on the Billboard charts. Rolling Stone ranked him number 70 on its 2010 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. David Fricke’s 2011 list ranked him at number 17. White values his privacy and have been known to create misdirection about his personal life. He and Meg White married in 1996 but divorced in 2000 before the height of the band’s fame. They then began calling themselves siblings. He was later married to model and singer Karen Elson from 2005 to 2013; they have a son and daughter. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Here are all of Jack White albums ranked.
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5. Live From Bonnaroo 2014 (2014)
“I LOVE this record. What a great great album it is…it sounds like the musings of a mad musical genius being allowed to just go for it… It reminds me of McCartneys output after the Beatles, McCartney, Ram and Wings’ Wild Life… They all showcased McCartney just going nuts and creating some incredible things, often all on his own.”
4. Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 – 2016 (2016)
“This Dylanesque album is a little like a mix between an outtakes album and a best of compilation, but it really does capture essential Jack White songs in their primal stage. It’s actually become my favorite Jack White album. I wouldn’t mind hearing an entire new album recorded for the purpose of being acoustic with maybe a couple of electric versions as a bonus. He’s one of those artists that is just so great with just his voice and a guitar.”
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3. Boarding House Reach (2018)
“Finally a compilation of music that is well thought out. Much like the Beatles White album, each song on Boarding House Reach has its own identity. The amount of funk on Boarding House Reach is incredible and incredibly well done. I appreciate the creative genius of Jack White. While staining my deck it replayed 3 times. I never grew tired of it and can’t wait to give it another listen. I like this solo work the most.”
2. Lazaretto (2014)
“Great album, for some reason contrary to popular consensus this is my favourite album. I really like that he just seems to be more eccentric in this album. The hologram is a nice idea but, to be honest pretty hard to see. Also, my turntable has manual speed control so I found it pretty difficult to access the ‘secret’ track. These last points are really just down to me so I didn’t include them in my review score.”
1. Blunderbuss (2012)
“Jack White’s 2012 album Blunderbuss is a humdinger. I don’t think I can surpass the fervor of some of the other reviews so maybe I can sum up more completely. Jack’s eclectic influences are on display on Blunderbuss but so is his originality. The varied music and songcraft on this album are many things: diverse, innovative, clever, intelligent, quirky, rocking, aggressive, subdued, subtle, funny, melancholy and accomplished, to name just a few things; in short there is something on here for many of the moods you might find yourself in.”