Jack White - Lazaretto

Jack White’s new solo album Lazaretto looms ever closer, and we’ve heard two of its songs, the instrumental “High Ball Stepper” and the badass ripshit title track. Today, we get a third, a juicy, vigorous, pounding bar-rock anthem called “Just One Drink.” It’s the closest that White has ever come to sounding like Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band, and I mean that as a compliment. Listen below.


(via Rolling Stone)

Lazaretto is out 6/10 on Third Man/Columbia.

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  1. I know a lot of people incorrectly say, “This sounds like the Rolling Stones,” but this sounds like the Rolling Stones. I’m into it.

  2. Pretty underwhelming. Just throwing that out there.

  3. “Got a little change in my pocket going jingle-lingle-ling…”

  4. This sounds very Raconteurs-ish.

    And not in a good way.

    I personally loved the first 2 singles, and this just suggests to me that the new album unfortunately won’t be “all killer, no filler”

    • I love a lot of what Jack White has done over the years, but I can’t think of a single project he’s been involved in that didn’t have a lot of filler. Probably the side effect of being really prolific. Even White Blood Cells falls off a bit about 2/3 through.

      • No way man. The last third of Blood Cells stands up. I Can’t Wait is my jam.

        • Oh I love that song too, I just think some of the songs towards the back-middle don’t hold up quite as much. But even if we grant there’s no filler on that album, I think every other record has a bit of filler, even the fantastic Elephant.

          • I’d argue that Consolers of the Lonely doesn’t have a single dud on it. It doesn’t have anything that stands out as much as, say, a “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” or “Black Math,” but every single song on there is solid or better.

          • The end is definitely a bit less memorable for me, if only because I end up replaying the first half so often I rarely get all the way through.

  5. I actually really like this, sounds like his current take on the kind of song that could have been found on De Stijl.

  6. +1 for the Rock n Rye reference! Song’s ok overall.

  7. Who’s the girl in backing vocals? Anyone?

  8. Loved the first 2 songs, but this is getting perilously close to Blues Hammer territory

  9. You take your car to work, I’ll take my board.

  10. A good song, but I’m sure I will have way more than just one drink listening to it

  11. Love Just One Drink! High Ball Stepper is incredible too (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRbnAxrS3EM#t=31). Cannot wait for his album to drop on June 10–definitely going to buy the Ultra LP. The record is not only going to be a great musically, but an amazing listening experience too

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