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

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

If you’re riding with Jack White, you’d best buckle up. He’s going to take more sharp turns in one album than most artists dare in a career.

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.