- Summary: Jack White plays drums and produced this album for the band headed by The Kills' Alison Mosshart, which also includes The Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence and Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita.
- Record Label: WEA/Reprise
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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The debut is by no means a hit-packed record, pop is firmly on the backburner here and thrillingly it's precisely this lack of obvious choruses and instead the bizarre little instrumental interludes, spooky stripped down ballads which build and build and attacking grooves that will have you coming back time and time again to it.
As you hit repeat to hear Horehound for the umpteenth time, what's remarkable is that these 11 tunes, with their sonic curveballs and causl vim, suggest that a second Dead Weather LP would be almost as welcome as the White Stripes' seventh. [Jul 2009, p.90]
JordanSJul 25, 2009Simply one of the best albums of 2009. No doubt.
drewpJul 30, 2009Blues and rock and punk (and hip-hop??) It's not difficult to spot the influences here, but it's impossible not to be impressed by the way they're combined here to make the most exciting rock album of the year. If nothing else, check Treat Me Like Your Mother and Cut Like a Buffalo.… Expand
NathanS.Jul 16, 2009Meg White, eat your heart out. Jack is at home behind a kit, that's obvious. While for the most part, the songs lack the simple charm of a Stripes' tune, and at times it seems eager to please, one cannot deny the rawn viciousness of the tracks. The guitar fades out of your ear like a firework, and Alison Mosshart's screech draws you in the way Janis Joplin would. I couldn't be more impressed.… Expand
CzarAug 3, 2009Allison Mossheart is just the best. I am large Kills fan, I like the white stripes (but got a bit bored with them). Horehound rocks - it is what rock should be raw, rough violent, black - awesome. Growling guitars, good skin sounds - heady and captivating - nice job I hope they keep going.… Expand
JimJul 16, 2009A terrific cd that goes back to rock's bluesy roots. One of the best this year.
NeilP.Jul 17, 2009Definitely sounds like it was cut in 3 weeks. Jack White needs to slow down and take a break.
Published: May 11, 2010"Sea of Cowards," the latest album from Jack White's side project The Dead Weather, is out this week. How does it compare to White's other albums, including output from The White Stripes and The Raconteurs?
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