Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 90
  2. Negative: 4 out of 90

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  1. Apr 6, 2012
    9
    Jack White and Brendan Bensons supergroups first record was dubbed as Detroits answer to Nevermind (by White himself). It's never the 10 out of 10 classic that Nevermind is but it is a strong record. It's full of classic rock hooks that you'll end up thinking - "Where have I heard that before?", and the thing is you probably have heard most of these riffs somewhere else before. It's like the band got together, looked through there record collection, decided to pick their favourite rock anthems out and then proceeded to rejig them. For the most part it works very well - the musicianmanship on here is brilliant and most of the time the songs are very strong. Steady As She Goes, Hands and Intimate Secretary all need to be played with the volume turned to 11 :-) Expand
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. It's brief and even a little slight, but it's almost as much fun to listen to as it must have been to make.
  2. Like so many all-star bands before them, The Raconteurs could be one and done. But don't place the blame on this fertile and genuine debut.
  3. Nothing is really very exciting here, or very interesting.