Readers' Poll: The Best Albums of 2012Your picks include releases from Jack White, No Doubt and Bruce Springsteen
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3. Jack White, 'Blunderbuss'
The former White Stripe has a vulture on his shoulder on the cover of Blunderbuss, his solo debut. He's still picking at the carcass of classic rock & roll – still bringing it back to a ghoulishly electric kind of life. He's been touring lately with two bands – one all men, one all women – and there are more than just two sides to the guy who may be the most compelling character in current music.