JACK WHITE Lazaretto (Third Man)
This has to be one of the most eagerly awaited albums of the year, certainly by me, and now its here it is certainly no disappointment. White seems to relish the freedom of his solo albums, and fills them with a disparate collection of songs. Its all here screeching rock instrumentals, C&W ballads, commercial pop, folksy strumming and bluesy rock, all wrapped in lush piano and guitar. Great stuff.