Sound — 10
Tha Raconteurs debut album is a breath of fresh air in todays music. Each song is arranged very well and sung very well. There isn't much in the way of innovation as each song is mostly based off of a catchy riff and powerchords. I really enjoyed this Album because most of the songs are about a girl or something that you can relate with. It just creates feel good atmosphere.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are well written and I can gaurantee that most of the album is about about a girl or I gotta get a girl so there isn't much variety. That's not a bad thing mind you. The band has to vocalist Brendan Benson and Jack White of White Stripes fame. Both of there voices are so similar in Pitch that in Songs like "Level" it's not even noticable when one person has stopped singing and a different one has begun. That having been said the vocals blend very well.
Overall Impression — 10
The Raconteurs music is very different than that of the White Stripes. It's much more refined than the raw Stripes sound. But I'm sure any Stripes fan will appreciate this CD anyway. The songs "Hands" and "Level" are worth the purchase alone. There isn't anything I really hate about this album and if somebody stole it I would chase them down and beat the living crap out of them.