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  • Summary: The fourth full-length solo release for Jack White is the first of two albums expected in 2022 (Entering Heaven Alive is set for July 22 release).
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Apr 8, 2022
    91
    White briskly blows through each idea and wraps up the album in a tight 40 minutes.
  2. Apr 6, 2022
    90
    ‘Fear of The Dawn’ is very much like the kind of party where you’re hoping daylight stays away for some time yet.
  3. Apr 8, 2022
    90
    Fear of the Dawn reveals a mature White who is not only at the height of this prowess as a guitarist whose effects have formed a unique signature he both hones and transgresses. The album finds him reaching new heights as a producer and creative experimenter.
  4. Apr 12, 2022
    70
    There's a fluidity and looseness to White's approach on Fear of the Dawn, giving the impression he's having a good time kicking it with his buds in his garage.
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    May 27, 2022
    70
    On Fear Of The Dawn his foot spends plenty of time flat on the fuzz pedal. [Jul 2022, p.80]
  6. Apr 15, 2022
    70
    There is little filter on the creativity here as White’s legacy allows him to explore and indulge odd ideas, but it could do with some productive channelling. Hence Fear Of The Dawn ends up a partially enjoyable but partially frustrating listen.
  7. 40
    Jack White’s new solo album Fear of the Dawn is basically one long jam session. Which is fine, if that’s what makes him happy. For the rest of us, it’s a bit of a slog.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 9, 2022
    10
    Absolutely amazing record. Love the direction Jack is going at this point in his career. It’s refreshing to see an artist grow and evolve withAbsolutely amazing record. Love the direction Jack is going at this point in his career. It’s refreshing to see an artist grow and evolve with each album, instead of releasing the same old recycled garbage. So heavy, so interesting and gets better with each listen 10/10! Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2022
    10
    Jack White never ceases to amaze me. An excellent album from start to finish
  3. Apr 12, 2022
    10
    Though unmistakably a Jack White record through and through, with the former White Stripes frontman's unhinged shrieking and explosive bluesThough unmistakably a Jack White record through and through, with the former White Stripes frontman's unhinged shrieking and explosive blues rock riffs remaining as blisteringly powerful as ever all on their own, "Fear of the Dawn" continues the experimental tendencies of the middling "Boarding House Reach" to far greater effect, showcasing a playfully whacked-out, psychedelic side of the rocker that's a welcome addition to an already strong formula.

    Choice Cuts: "The White Raven," "Hi-De-Ho (feat. Q-Tip)," "Into the Twilight," "Shedding My Velvet"
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  4. Apr 24, 2022
    10
    No spoilers. Just saying I like variety, it's the spice of life after all. However, it is nice to just hear Jack's hard side and have an albumNo spoilers. Just saying I like variety, it's the spice of life after all. However, it is nice to just hear Jack's hard side and have an album that's just all that a solid 40 minutes. We will get the more acoustic bluesy stuff later this year with Entering Heaven Alive, which I'm also looking forward to. This album was dedicated to just the heavier, rock only material - and it doesn't disappoint on delivering on that. A must listen for any fan of Jack's. Expand
  5. May 2, 2022
    10
    This is easily Jack's most dynamic, united and brilliant solo project. While not as revolutionary as his previous effort, he succeeds inThis is easily Jack's most dynamic, united and brilliant solo project. While not as revolutionary as his previous effort, he succeeds in perfecting the more experimental elements that is also seen in Boarding House Reach. This project is a massive success, by not allowing the abstract components of this record to become overbearing, while remaining complex. Expand
  6. Apr 9, 2022
    9
    A great record. Jack White never ceases to surprise with his beautiful music
  7. Apr 13, 2022
    0
    Is more the same, nothing like the things that I was expected.sincerity the beats are good but in the lyrics he failed.

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