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Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Rock, Roots and Prog): John Oates, Jack White, David Crosby, Joe Henry, GOASTT, California Breed

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Rock, Roots and Prog): John Oates, Jack White, David Crosby, Joe Henry, GOASTT, California Breed

A career-defining three-EP set, a stirring comeback, another thrilling head scratcher.

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014  (Non-Jazz): Jack White, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Non-Jazz): Jack White, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams

Here are the seven best albums outside of realm of jazz so far in 2014. So says me.

Jack White – Lazaretto (2014)

Jack White – Lazaretto (2014)

White’s “old, yet new” vibe again has him brilliantly mixing seemingly unrelated styles.

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Temporary Ground” from Lazaretto (2014)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Temporary Ground” from Lazaretto (2014)

Another twist from an artist who gets a thrill out of kicking down genre walls.

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Just One Drink” from Lazaretto (2014)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Just One Drink” from Lazaretto (2014)

Somewhere tucked away under all of that hipster modernity is a stone-cold blues lover.

Neil Young – A Letter Home (2014)

“My friend Jack has this box,” Young says as A Letter Home begins, in an opening message to his mother — but, by then, it’s already clear that A Letter Home is an album like no other, recorded in a situation so old fashioned as to seem otherworldly.

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Lazaretto” from Lazaretto (2014)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Lazaretto” from Lazaretto (2014)

With the second, and title track, from forthcoming Lazaretto album, Jack White makes a bold move away from the amped-up blues of the initial “High Ball Stepper.”

One Track Mind: Jack White, “High Ball Stepper” from Lazaretto (2014)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “High Ball Stepper” from Lazaretto (2014)

A gloriously off-kilter instrumental blues from Jack White, “High Ball Stepper” advances the rootsy weirdness that made 2012′s Blunderbuss such a fizzy wonder. It will catch a groove, then devolve into a wide-open space of ruminative piano, then evolve again into a blister of smeared guitar sound. Is there such a thing as prog blues?

New Music Monday: Rod Stewart, Patty Griffin, Brian May with Tangerine Dream, James Cotton

New Music Monday: Rod Stewart, Patty Griffin, Brian May with Tangerine Dream, James Cotton

A series of terrific collaborations highlight this May 6, 2013 edition of New Music Monday — beginning with Brian May’s out-there turn with those pioneering space-music gurus in Tangerine Dream.

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Love is Blindness” from The Great Gatsby (2013)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Love is Blindness” from The Great Gatsby (2013)

While there is an argument to be had about Baz Luhrmann’s temerity in remaking “The Great Gatsby,” you’ll get no such reservations when it comes to Jack White’s scorching version of this U2 deep cut from the forthcoming soundtrack.