Loretta Lynn

The 35 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016

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2016 is here, and there’s more new music on the way than we know what to do with. And even though some of the most anticipated albums don’t actually have release dates (or sometimes, even titles), that won’t stop us from looking ahead anyway. Here are the 35 albums we’re most excited to hear in 2016, with release dates when we have them.
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Jack White: The Essential Career-Spanning Playlist

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This week, Jack White will release his second solo album, Lazaretto. Out of all the music White has made — and all the classic styles he’s attempted to put his own spin on — Lazaretto is the biggest mixed bag of them all, nodding to classic country, bluegrass, jazz, funk, and naturally, the blues (this is Jack White). Lyrically, the songs nod to White’s own past in a more obtuse way than his 2012 break-up album, Blunderbuss: bad poetry and one-act plays White wrote when he was 19 served as the inspiration for some of the fictional characters we come to meet on Lazaretto. It also features yet another set of collaborators: White’s new backing band.
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