Jack White Vs. The 21st Century

To be fair, I’ve never loved Jack White. There have been times when I had to pay attention because he was part of the story of the moment, but that hasn’t been the case since the start of the decade when he seemed energized by his collaborations with Alison Mosshart in The Dead Weather and Brendan Benson in The Raconteurs, and they led to Blunderbuss, his first solo album.

The Shangs' "Golden Hits" Begs to Be Decoded

The Golden Hits of The Shangs sounds gorgeously anachronistic. It’s the X that marks the spot where lounge music, movie soundtracks, girl groups, Syd Barrett, and The Velvet Underground overlap, and an album that is as current now as it will ever be since there’s no time when it would have made more sense. It’s an album that feels like mirage because it’s hard to be sure if The Shangs ever existed as a conventional band.

Buku News: Lana Del Rey Is a Rock Star, A$AP Rocky is Outflanked, and Suicideboys are the State of Shock in 2019

It was 15 minutes before she was scheduled to come on and the crowd was already chanting Lana Del Rey’s name. As more people poured in, everyone was discussing the last time they saw her and what they were hoping she’d play. The lights dimmed, and the spotlight focused on two dancers on stage fanning themselves lavishly. Out walked Lana in a matching sequined dress and boots combo with an athletic jacket on top, and the crowd shrieked collectively.

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