Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards

The Dead Weather
Sea Of Cowards
Thirdman Records

When it comes to Jack White I can never tell what's truth and what's hype but I'll be damned if he doesn't make great music. Reminiscent of the early 70's soul rock of MC5; The Dead Weather's latest album is dead set proof.

Consisting of Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertite, Jack Lawrence and Jack White, this super group of sorts has more shimmer and shake to their sophomore album than a speed fueled go-go dancer. This album is a funky soulful creature. Filled with a roughly sexual guitar swagger and a bass strut that rumbles with the determination of a gangland murder squad. Keeping it all in line is the hard edged beats of Jack White's drumming while the bawdy aggressiveness of Mosshart's vocals top these musical gems. Gritty and raw, there is something of Detroit in this music; you can hear the ghost clatter of the factories and feel the cold of its winter streets. The overwhelming auditory stimuli of these songs are both powerful and eerie, leaving the audience waiting in anticipation for each new journey of sound.

Even if you don't bow at the altar of Jack White, this is an awesome album and is a must have for anyone with discerning taste in music. No doubt, Sea Of Cowards will become a new favorite to all that heads its call.

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