Help Us Stranger Image
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: The first new studio release in 11 years for the Detroit rock band features a cover of Donovan's "Hey Gyp (Dig the Slow)" and was self-produced with Joshua V. Smith.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 12, 2019
    90
    Help Us Stranger is another compelling exhibit in the band’s continuing quest to prove that there’s still more to be mined from the supposedly anachronistic guitar-rock template. Almost every track here is another example of one that would never have reached the same heights without the contributions of each band member.
  2. Q Magazine
    Jun 12, 2019
    80
    Help Us Stranger is Jack White and Brendan Benson's love letter to classic rock. [Summer 2019, p.114]
  3. Uncut
    Jun 13, 2019
    80
    There's no shortage of invention and genre mashes to prick up the ears here. [Aug 2019, p.34]
  4. Mojo
    Jun 12, 2019
    80
    The Raconteurs offers a much more straightforward and enjoyable 42 minutes [than Boarding House Reach]. [Jul 2019, p.84]