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Entering Heaven Alive

Jack White

Entering Heaven Alive

Fifth solo album and second of two in 2022 from the former The White Stripes leader and Raconteur member

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Third Man
UK Release date
22/07/2022
US Release date
22/07/2022
  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    Entering Heaven Alive feels of a piece with White's previous work, yet the ideas are synthesized and executed in fresh, inventive ways, suggesting that the ungainly Boarding House Reach was indeed a transitionary album to allow him to do music that's as relaxed and vibrant as this
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  2. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    Entering Heaven Alive isn’t your typical Jack White rock record, but it doesn’t need to be. It shows a different artistic side of his craft and approach
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  3. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Second solo album of the year from the former White Stripes man finds him in mostly relaxed, stripped-back mood and it works beautifully
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Released just three months after 'Fear Of The Dawn', the concluding part of the former White Stripe’s twin album collection showcases his often breathtaking artistry
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    With Entering Heaven Alive Jack White offers the yang to the yin of Fear of the Dawn while broadening his musical palette
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  6. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    If the past few years have seen the former White Stripes man in something akin to his 80s Dylan phase – a legend whose status is long secured wilfully doing what he wants with scant regard for commerciality or what his audience might think – then history might view Entering Heaven Alive as the moment the balance is redressed.
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Perhaps the most mellow and settled LP of White's career. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    White’s latest release is very much a sensible Jekyll to his last album’s Hyde
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  9. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Over the course of 11 songs, he works through how one might try to live in the present and hold on to love amid flaws
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  10. 8.0 |   The FT

    This acoustic album is a mellow twin to its predecessor, ‘Fear of the Dawn’, but just as rewarding
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  11. 7.4 |   Spectrum Culture

    Enough of the album works that it’s easily White’s best solo release and the best thing he’s made in quite some time
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  12. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The songs of Entering Heaven Alive probably won't become the genre touchstones that White's heavier tunes are, but they're a fresh glimpse into a songwriter who, long considered a retro traditionalist, now continues to get more unpredictable with each album cycle
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  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The mercurial rocker’s second album of the year features some of his best music in quite some time
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  14. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    It’s not a bad album by any means, but it’s also rarely exceptional, and therefore, not very memorable
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  15. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    The follow-up to this year’s wild Fear of the Dawn is a stripped-down songwriter record, but often the songs don’t resonate as deeply as the sounds
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  16. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Given the jolly eclecticism, favourites will be a matter of taste
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  17. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The musician’s second album in three months exists at a blurry intersection of inscrutability and openness
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  18. 5.7 |   Paste Magazine

    Compared to its irreverently strange predecessor, the second of White’s 2022 albums sounds reluctant and unsure of itself
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