The Raconteurs Consolers Of The Lonely Review

The Raconteurs released the completely Unpromoted album, "Consolers Of The Lonely ", on March 25th, 2008. This highly irregular method of bypassing critics and getting the music straight to the fans is the word that I would use to describe the album itself, Genius. 

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"Consolers of the Lonely" opens up with a song of the same title (Minus the "S"). It becomes almost immediately apparent that you are going to be taken for a spin with this wild ride of randomly planned time changes, uniquely performed wah-wah guitar, and an ending concept song that will blow even the most analytical critics away. 

The Album continues to bring more interesting work to the table, doing one of the most superb jobs on a slow song that I have ever heard in You Don't Understand Me

Rockier Songs 

Click Mouse Wheel to Open 

Consoler Of The Lonely 
Salute Your Solution 
Hold Up 
Many Shades of Black 
Five on Five 
Attention 
Rich Kid Blues 
These Stones Will Shout 

Slower Songs 

You Don't Understand Me 
Old Enough 
The Switch and The Spur
 
Top Yourself 
Pull This Blanket Off 
Carolina Drama -Favorite 

"Consolers Of The Lonely" overshoots The Raconteurs last album Broken Boy Soldiers by far. With almost every song on the album being a hit, the Money-Value exchange is unbelievable.

With only the exception of the "just slightly not as good as the others" Pull This Blanket Off, the album brings only the highest quality tunes to the table. This was that "the album gives a great taste of what is to come from the Raconteurs in the future" I was talking about in the Last Review.

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