Weak List Wednesday: Best Song of 2014 (So Far)

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We are now past that halfway point of 2014, and thus, it is time to look back at some of of favorite songs of the year so far. Please let us know your qualms, queries, and substitutions:

5. “Your Love Is Killing Me” – Sharon Van Etten

Sharon finds a perfect blend of raw, aggression, and passion in this fine track from her wonderful new album.
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Jack White Review Royale: Lazaretto

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Jack White has had a busy last year in the public for all the wrong reasons: he dissed fellow bluesman Dan Auerbach, ripped on his old bandmate Meg White and many others in Rolling Stone, and got divorced from his wife Karen Elson. After all the media mess, Jack White delivered a really classy apology on his website for all the comments and now looks to make the music the center of attention once again with his second solo album Lazaretto. Like his first solo album Blunderbuss, which all three of us praised in 2012, Jack White delivers an overall package like no other: master songwriter, guitarist, and jack of all genres, even ones as odd as reggae rap rock.
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Jack White Releases Video for “Lazaretto”

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If there is one thing that we really beat into the ground here at LxL, it is our unabashed love for Jack White and all that he does. That being said, here I am to praise another bit of Jack’s art. J. W. the III’s new album Lazaretto is due out next Tuesday (6/10), but the title track “Lazaretto” has been out for a few weeks. But today he gifted us with a video for the title track, just so he stays on our minds for the next week. Lucky for his fans, the video is just as fun and hard-hitting as the song.
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Jack White Releases New Instrumental Track “High Ball Stepper” From Upcoming Album Lazaretto

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If you have yet to hear, Jack White really wet some whistles yesterday by randomly dropping a brand new track titled “High Ball Stepper”. Although it is apparently not the official lead single from his forthcoming album, the track is indeed going to be an actual product of Jack’s newest and bluest baby, Lazaretto. Music lovers were shocked, intrigued, and heavily satisfied all at once by this beast of an instrumental track.
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