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This review is from: Steady, as She Goes (Audio CD)
"Steady, As She Goes" is one of those songs. Instantly catchy, you're humming it for a couple of weeks and then you realise it actually isn't that good. The lyrics are poor (what exactly is "the point of stable glue"?) and the music is pretty pedestrian. It's a conventional rock song without the bluesy edge of The White Stripes, or anything to make it stand out amongst the raft of new bands out at the moment. They only reason it's gotten airplay is because Jack White is in the band and it's a "supergroup".
"Store Bought Bones" is a much more interesting prospect, with it's weird scratchy sounds and frantic pace. This should have been the lead single, not "Steady As She goes", but it's not enough. There's nothing special about The Raconteurs, and with their debut album apparently only ten (!) songs long you get the sense that they might not have many original ideas to offer