Quantcast

Get our issue, highlights, free stuff and more.  

Facebook Twitter Instagram

Recording > Aural Pleasure


Dead Weather: Horehound

Label:WEA/Reprise
Genre:Recording

 

Jack White actually found a band. Nothing against Meg, the Raconteurs,  or White Blood Cells, but the Dead Weather —  featuring the Raconteur’s Jack Lawrence on bass, Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Ferita on guitar, White on drums, and maybe most crucially the Kills’ Alison Mosshart on vocals — is the first satisfactory answer to the question “What if Jack White learned how to share with other competent musicians?” His single sole songwriting credit, “Cut Like a Buffalo” is unmistakable if only for White’s vocal contributions, but its continuation of the futuristic blues-rock blueprint largely abandoned after Icky Thump’s title track is no standout. Single “Hang You From the Heavens” features the sort of drum-solo showboating you might expect when you give White the sticks, but its incontinent breaks are a single, arguably inessential, element. Group effort “Treat Me Like Your Mother,” which indiscriminately combines the elements of hard-rock acts from Led Zeppelin to Rage Against the Machine might be the key track, but the entire album is a savage reptile-brain stimulant best taken as a whole. For those who like their rock to actually rock, it’ll be a strong candidate for album of the year.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent
Like Us on Facebook