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Broken Boy Soldiers


The Raconteurs
Broken Boy Soldiers
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This quartet would rate attention for its sweetness and fury even if it didn’t include Jack White and Brendan Benson. A stumble and a feint before the main melody is the Raconteurs’ signature. White’s intensity has a way of selling a tune that might ultimately be forgettable. A listener hip to these tricks may prefer Benson’s lighter touch, on songs like “Call it a Day” or “Hands,” which expresses tenderness between stormy salvos. White is a catalyst of any act he’s in. His blues sense, licks and yelps are an asset that when allowed to run amok can cause entropy to kick in. He may even know this, which makes his records interesting even when they raise few neck hairs.
—Doug Taylor

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