Charley Patton was the grandaddy of the Delta blues musicians, according to Jack White: "He's the one that all the other blues musicians looked up to. He's almost the beginning of the family tree." Courtesy of the Revenant Archives hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Spoon, Sharon Van Etten, St. Vincent, Future Islands, Flying Lotus. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Jack White's first solo album was the sound of heartbreak. His latest, Lazaretto, feels more like isolation. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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