Tracks of 2014: Left Of The Dial
Alt.Rock's Greatest Hits
Our look back at the best tracks of the year continues with some alternative alternatives
Jack White - Temporary Ground
On his second solo album, Lazaretto, Jack White largely abandoned straight-ahead riff-rock and instead cooked up a dark, intoxicating melange of gothic folk, funk, Americana and swamp blues. The bewitching Temporary Ground, a duet with fiddle player Lillie Mae Rische, is a striking declaration of freedom on a break-up album heavy with allusions of independence. Happily, it also serves to reclaim the whistling solo from its post-Winds Of Change doldrums.