Monday March 30, 2020

The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers (XL)

There’s a somewhat carefree air surrounding this collaboration among Jack White, Detroit native Brendan Benson and two members of US indie also-rans the Greenhornes.

27th May, 2006

There’s a somewhat carefree air surrounding this collaboration among Jack White, Detroit native Brendan Benson and two members of US indie also-rans the Greenhornes.

Perhaps it’s relief on White’s part at taking a break from the joyless garage rock that the White Stripes have increasingly specialised in.

There’s nothing too fancy or adventurous about Broken Boy Soldiers: it’s standard-issue power pop that takes zero risks. But it is so...

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