The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers

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The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers

The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

How Jack lost his stripes and found a friend

What fool Jack White, man. Does he want any more, or do you think he’s good as he is? Supermodel wife, cute-as-a-button ex-wife (who he gets to see all the time), a baby on the way, more money than Saudi Arabia x God + The House Of Bush. And a simpering group of peers who clearly wish they had even the beginning of an idea how to carry off old-school kewl and bang-up-to-the-minute freshness...

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  • May 15, 2006

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The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers: Wikipedia Album Entry

Broken Boy Soldiers is the debut album of The Raconteurs, released on May 15, 2006 in the United Kingdom and May 16, 2006 in the United States. The album was generally favored among critics and spawned the hit single Steady As She Goes.

Critics were generally favorable towards Broken Boy Soldiers. Rolling Stone said of the album "Expectations were sky-high, but the Raconteurs exceed them all." People magazine gave the album three-and-a-half stars, making the album the Critic's Choice of the week; they commented "Broken Boy Soldiers incorporates just enough weirdness to show that he (White) hasn't completely changed his stripes." More conservatively, Billboard remarked "No one is breaking any ground here, and White fanatics looking for a new White Stripes record should temper their expectations. But as far as side projects go, this is as good as it gets."



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