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Consolers of the Lonely

The Raconteurs

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The Raconteurs’ second album reflects the group’s paradoxical interests in rough-cut rockers and their thoughtful appraisal of rock music’s storied history. This is, after all, a collaboration between the harsh modern blues of White Stripes’ Jack White and power-pop songwriter Brendan Benson. There’s studio chatter and feedback, tough shards of power chord guitars, and lots of sass balanced out with well-produced stereophonic guitars, tinkering keyboards, and layers of carefully leveled harmony vocals. The title track is deliberately half-baked, an unfinished riff reveling in its rawness, but “You Don’t Understand Me” is a heartfelt piano shuffle. “The Switch and the Spur” reflects a soft psychedelic twist with horns, quickly followed up with the early-‘70s guitar wah-wah and schoolyard chant of “Hold Up.” Slide-blues highlights “Top Yourself,” another ‘70s-influenced tune that along with the refried boogie of “Attention” and organ-driven Southern rock of “Rich Kid Blues” wouldn’t be out of place on a Black Crowes album, while “Five On the Five” goes for the trademark White Stripes garage-rock crunch.

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2008年最高傑作

前作も素晴らしいが、今回は音作り等がさらに洗練され素晴らしいアルバムに仕上がっている。 何度も聞いてるうちにどんどんハマってしまうメロディーはさすがで、前回よりもジャック色が強いがこの雰囲気はThe raconteursでしか表現出来ないだろう。 ジャックはホワイトストライプスを経て最高のロックバンドを作り上げた様に私は思う。

語り部

古き良きロックを感じることができるコンソーラーオブオンリー。 RACONTEURS=話上手な人というだけあって、歌詞も物語調になっておもしろいと思います。 こうでなければいけないという縛りにとらわれず、やりたいこと・表現したいことを自由にやる。 それがラカンターズの音楽。 ホワイトストライプスの影もチラチラ見えたりもするが、それはそれでいいとブレンダン・ベンソンは言う。 ジャックがいるんだからそれは当り前だ。彼らが各々のバンドで表現しきれないことをこのラカンターズで表現する。 そしてそれが私たちの心に響けばそれでいいんじゃないかなと思う。

JACK WHITE 最高すぎます 2008年最高傑作間違いなし おススメは2 3 4 6 です 聴く価値絶対にあります WHITE STRIPS も超おススメです

Biography

Formed: 2005 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

A self-described "new band made up of old friends," the Raconteurs feature the White Stripes' Jack White and power pop maestro Brendan Benson on vocals, keyboards, and guitars, and the Greenhornes' drummer Patrick Keeler and bassist Jack Lawrence as the group's rhythm section. The idea for the band began when Benson and White collaborated on the song "Steady, as She Goes," which later became the Raconteurs' debut single. When the duo drafted Keeler and Lawrence, they became a full-fledged band. Recording...
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