“Acoustic Recordings” Strikes All the Right Chords


Ansley Gill, Staff Writer

Being my father’s daughter, I was bred to love classic and authentic rock music, such as REM, Talking Heads, Band of Horses, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and many others. Listening to “Doorbell” by the White Stripes on repeat as a child, I became fairly familiar with Jack White’s odd, genius style.


He is widely known for songs like “Love is Blindness,” which came out in 2012 as the theme song of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” movie, and “Don’t Hurt Yourself” with Beyoncé on her latest album, “Lemonade.”


He really can do it all.


On Sept. 9, he reminded us of his musical wisdom and released an album full of some of his greatest hits — but acoustic.


I think that most people in the world can agree that almost every song created by a musical genius sounds better when sung acoustic. If you agree with this, Jack White’s “Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016” is a promising purchase.


It opens up with The White Stripe’s “Sugar Never Tasted So Good,” a tune that you can’t help but nod your head along to. Fortunately, that is how most of the songs are on this album.


The only song that was just too weird for me to handle is “Well It’s True That We Love One Another” by the White Stripes. It is a duet between Jack and Holly Golightly — not the character from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” This Holly Golightly is a British singer/songwriter.


I have to say that it is really hard to pick a favorite song off of this album, but the one that I could probably play over and over again until I go deaf is “Love Interruption.” This song is one of my dad’s favorites, so he played it all the time when it first came out, imprinting it in my brain as well.


Overall this album was amazing, but I would not recommend it to someone who just can’t handle eccentric music. If you fall into this category, just stick with your Justin Bieber.