Broken Boy Soldiers

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  • Summary: 'Soldiers' marks the debut for the new band consisting of the White Stripes' Jack White, fellow Detroit musician Brendan Benson, and members of the Greenhornes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Los Angeles Times
    100
    The songs zing with the excitement of two music nerds caught up in a game of "Top This!" [16 May 2006]
  2. Filter
    88
    Just like with White Stripes albums, the music rattles your brain like no other and gets better with age. [#20, p.97]
  3. Rolling Stone
    80
    If you have a favorite Foghat album or can name a single member of Deep Purple, you will love Broken Boy Soldiers; fortunately, it doesn't end there. [18 May 2006, p.226]
  4. It’s better this way, all apologies to Meg White.
  5. Broken Boy Soldiers won't reverse global warming, but it certainly tops Get Behind Me Satan for rockin' entertainment.
  6. Combine the dull wordplay with the uneven tone and Soldiers feels indulgent quickly -- and that's saying something for an album that's just 33 minutes.
  7. If The Raconteurs were any other group (that is, if The Raconteurs didn't have Jack White), the press/Blogosphere would slam it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 58
  2. Negative: 3 out of 58
  1. EJLEDJ
    May 15, 2006
    10
    Pure Genius. Unquestionablly one of the greatest albums of all time!!!!! Listen now for tommorrow they take over the world. Kick Out The Jams!!!!
  2. bobd
    May 27, 2007
    10
    Great album.
  3. andyR
    May 15, 2006
    9
    A great album, this year is definitely the year of side projects: Eagles of death metal, angels and airwaves and now the raconteurs. Better A great album, this year is definitely the year of side projects: Eagles of death metal, angels and airwaves and now the raconteurs. Better than Get behind me Satan. Expand
  4. lilpepito
    Jul 2, 2006
    9
    it's pretty good. not better then any of the white stripes albums, but still, it's pretty amazing.
  5. TyeN.
    Jun 6, 2006
    8
    This album actually surprised me by it's diversity and range. I love the songs that feature both Jack White and Brendan Benson, like the This album actually surprised me by it's diversity and range. I love the songs that feature both Jack White and Brendan Benson, like the brilliant "Together". Besides the lead single "Steady As She Goes", other stand-outs include "Store Bought Bones", "Broken Boy Soldier", "Intimate Secretary", and "Yellow Sun". This album just further proves how talented White is, and makes the wait for the next White Stripes album a very pleasant one. Buy this if you are a White Stripes fan or a fan of classic rock music. Expand
  6. NickM
    Mar 20, 2007
    7
    Its very good....in my opinion, it isnt as good as jack white's work with the white stripes, and im very happy that the raconteurs didnt Its very good....in my opinion, it isnt as good as jack white's work with the white stripes, and im very happy that the raconteurs didnt end the white stripes, but still im very happy with this cd Expand
  7. megw
    Jul 21, 2006
    1
    ho hum

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