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Host Troy Ferguson reviews Acousmatic Sorcery the first proper release from Willis Earl Beal, whose home-recordings were first distributed on CDs left in public places; investigates the debut solo album from Jack White, Blunderbuss, where love is categorised as distracting and interrupting; and listens to A Wasteland Companion, the latest journey into Americana and popular music from vintage song stylist M. Ward.