The Raconteurs, the wonderful musical marriage of Jack White and Brendan Benson is back once again with a romping catchy new album that is just dripping sing-a-long clap-a-long fun. And you can stream it right here!
Stereogum praised the album, saying it takes the torch from 70’s classic rock but that ” there’s nothing that White and Benson have cooked up on Help Me Stranger that sounds like genre-reliant clock-punching; instead, they make playing around in the classic-rock sandbox sound like so much fun that you have to wonder why it took them eleven years to get back in the habit together”.
Consequence of Sound says “White sounds like he’s genuinely having a good time on Help Us Stranger. Evidence of these reinvigorated humors pervades opener “Bored and Razed”, a no-frills rock stomper that finds White whirling his way through the verses and Benson adding a calming sweetness to the choruses.”
It’s definitely one of the biggest alternative releases of summer to say the least. It will make us drool in anticipation of their set at Riot Fest in September. Win your way into that here.
Also it gets an endorsement from Jack Black in this video.
— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) June 16, 2019