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Broken Boy Soldiers


The Raconteurs


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Steady As She Goes   MP3 sample
  2   Hands   MP3 sample
  3   Broken Boy Soldier   MP3 sample
  4   Intimate Secretary   MP3 sample
  5   Together   MP3 sample
  6   Level   MP3 sample
  7   Store Bought Bones   MP3 sample
  8   Yellow Sun   MP3 sample
  9   Call It A Day   MP3 sample
  10   Blue Veins   MP3 sample


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If you're Jack White you can pretty much do what you want, post-White Stripes (or mid-White Stripes - White hasn't officially pulled the plug on his dynamic duo yet), and it seems what he wants is to hang out in the garage and play some squealing guitar with his mates - and let them do some of that frontman schtick too.
Luckily for him his pals include the lyrically-blessed Brendan Benson and the rhythm section double-punch of Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence (of The Greenhornes) and their 'garage' is Benson's studio, so the results have been documented.
It's a daunting task to start a new band when you're already famous - no cutting your teeth in small venues in front of a few friends; instead it's straight into sell-out shows in big venues that already seem too small for the supergroup. Similarly, this album feels like a band quickly finding their feet, feeling around the talented bunch of musicians and figuring out their direction in front of a bunch of microphones. White's presence isn't hidden but is definitely restrained, letting Benson's quirky pop strum charm its way over searing guitar lines and feedback, and the two blend their distinctive vocal styles together to create a whole new beast - and it works!
Effortless performances complement excellent songwriting, and standout tracks like the first single, "Steady As She Goes", and the Benson-ish "Together" are hugely endearing and instant favourites.
Broken Boy Soldiers rightfully takes its place alongside Brendan Benson's Lapalco and the White Stripes' De Stijl as a modern indie classic. Recommended.

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Artist: The Raconteurs
Album: Broken Boy Soldiers
Cat #: XLCD196
Date: 04/05/2006
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: XL
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , On Sale , Rock
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