The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs

The contrast between Brendan Benson and Jack White’s songs makes Raconteurs albums a whiplash-inducing peak/trough ricochet, and this BB effort draws the finger, siren-like, towards ‘skip’. Jack’s screaming guitar tries to thrash its way...

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The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs’ last headline show here was on November 19, 2006. At the end of the ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’ world tour, it was actually the first time their new hometown had a chance to inspect them at close quarters. Since then, though,...

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The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs

Oddly, ‘Salute Your Solution’ is the 13th-best song on the ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’ album, and there are only 14 tracks on it. That’s not to say it’s a duffer, goodness no. Indeed, it’s a deliciously crunchy, raw slice of what...

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The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs

As talented, rich and famous as he is, many people have Jack White down as a very good plunderer rather than a bona fide musical pioneer. He’s made a career from referencing the past, and admittedly doing it (for the most part) magnificently....

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The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

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...

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The Raconteurs: Steady As She Goes/Store Bought Bones

The Raconteurs: Steady As She Goes/Store Bought...

Ye Olde Rulebook Of Rock states that rock stars’ side projects should be as listenable as hearing your best friend put through a blender. They should be one long catalogue of wank featuring rhymes, witless electronica, drum solos and world...

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