Jack White‘s debut solo record ‘Blunderbuss‘ was the biggest selling album on the vinyl format in the US last year, reports Nielsen Soundscan.
White shifted an impressive 33,000 vinyl records during 2012, the highest figure registered since Soundscan began keeping tabs on vinyl sales in 2008. ‘Blunderbuss’ brings to an end a three-year stay at the top of the annual charts for The Beatles‘ ‘Abbey Road‘.
“”To be clear, this isn’t the great guitar hero assertion that many hoped or expected it would be,” Live4ever declared in our review of the album. “There are definitely moments; the robotic groove at the end of ‘Take Me With You When You Go‘; the dazzling laser lightshow solo on ‘Freedom At 21‘; all of ‘Sixteen Saltines’ – but in the end these moments are mere placeholders for deeper compositions.”
“There are electric organs, fiddles, mandolins, clarinets, and a whole truckload of old-timey piano lines, giving White free reign to shift easily from the airy acoustics of ‘Love Interruption‘ to the gothic opry waltz that carries ‘I Guess I Should Go To Sleep‘.”