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Consolers Of The Lonely
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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 28 December 2008
This is an album which just gets better and better the more you listen to it. Although a slow-burner, it is as good as anything that Jack White and Brendan Benson have produced individually and, thanks to the meeting of their musical minds, probably greater. This is an exciting, hard-hitting, heavy-rock album with more than its fair share of classic, classy melodies all performed with urgency, passion and self-belief. Whether it is on songs such the high-octane, powerful up-tempo 'Salute Your Solution' which boast some great guitar and bass riffing and a superb vocal performance or the soulful, piano-led, harmony-rich 'You Don't Understand Me', this group's immense talent, creativity and versatility are on prominent display throughout.

There are so many great songs on 'Consolers Of The Lonely'. My personal picks are the storming 'Five On The Five', the mariachi horn-drenched 'The Switch And The Spur', the swirling pop brilliance of 'Many Shades Of Black' and the psychedelic leanings of 'Rich Kid Blues'. The last track, 'Carolina Drama' a Dylan-esque dark tale of murder, is an absolute stunner - a classic cut of epic proportions with a breathtaking ending. Forget The White Stripes. Forget Brendan Benson solo. This album features all of the best features of both White and Benson with none of the weak fillers or the creative follies. As such, the future belongs to The Raconteurs, who are shaping up to be one of the most important and relevant bands of the 21st Century and this album is their best yet. Sorry Meg, looks like you may be out of a job - still, Ray LaMontagne loves you.
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on 12 April 2009
Well done guys. A very special album that manages to have so much of what is great about Jack White without sounding like more of the same. I never grow bored of it and it often makes me smile. There are also a couple of the most striking real-life love (without a hint of slush) songs on this album that frequently raise a tear. They alone convince me of the brilliance behind this album. Go on...at that price...do yourself a favour!
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on 11 December 2009
The vinyl edition of this album sounds amazing, with everything sounding realistic and natural (except Jack White's distorted guitar of course). It just goes to show that with todays technology music with exceptional sound quality can be made when it is not aimed at ipod users. The songs on this album are generally very strong and represent a true partnership between Jack White's bluesy rock and Bredon Benson's melodic pop. The album explores an impressive variety of styles and is always interesting. It is also great to hear Brendon Benson sing melodically in a Jack White rock song and a great guitar solo in a Brendon Benson song. This is in my opinion the album of the decade but you will probably need the vinyl edition and a decent stereo to understand why.
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on 6 September 2017
amazing white album
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on 28 August 2016
While many of the characteristics that define The Raconteurs’ sound (wavering, the contrast between Jack White's squealing vocals and Brendon Benson's softer side along with bluesy, searing guitar riffs, storytelling yarns) are retained, the album from the band contains a few surprises. Great diversity of styles. Great vocals and instrumentals.
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on 27 July 2016
Love it and a bargain
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on 2 August 2014
Brill - recommend to all, why haven't this band done better? they really are worth listening to if you haven't hear them.
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on 17 January 2018
One of the tacks skips extremely often (salute your solution). Everything else was perfect
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on 2 November 2016
Great cd well worth the purchase.
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on 12 June 2016
good
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