Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. What White has done with ‘Fear Of The Dawn’, in fact, is row his experimental tendencies back a little, as if to meet the desires of his audience halfway. Unfortunately, that can make large chunks of the ensuing record a confused and purposeless mess.
  2. Apr 6, 2022
    60
    Overall Fear of the Dawn (like White himself) never sits still and while exhilarating at moments, none of the tracks stand with the best he has written and feel like experimental jam sessions.
  3. Apr 7, 2022
    50
    Unfortunately, Fear of the Dawn — the first of two records White will release this year — feels like a hodgepodge of good intentions and so-so execution.
  4. 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.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Apr 8, 2022
    10
    Jack White never ceases to amaze me. An excellent album from start to finish
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »