The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

My clear winner for 2006 is the first attempt by the combined forces of The Greenhornes and the White Stripes. In fact I read that Jack White has even penned a few more ditties since this album was released but I’m not sure if they’re for the White Stripes or the Raconteurs bucket. Maybe we’ll get a new album from both bands in 2007. This beautifully crafted album opens with their first single, “Steady As She Goes” with its simple bass riff & clear crisp rock guitars. Their distinct style also works very well on the more mellow tracks on the album such as “Together” and the exquisite “Call it A Day”. The must have for 2006.