Take a large portion of early Steely Dan, particularly the guitar sound. Then add a dash of country influence, I'm thinking Allman Brothers. After just fold in some Black Keys and there you have it - White Denim. To explore the origins of this album is not to detract from it in any way. This sounds as fresh as fresh can be and like most great albums, takes 4 or 5 listens until the songs grow into hugely satisfying tunes in your head. Brilliant!!!