The Raconteurs are made up of Jack White from The White Stripes (guitar/vox), Brendan Benson (guitar/vox) and the rhythm section from The Green Horns. Finally John Gillis started a real band! I thought The White Stripes made good records and they were cool the couple times I saw them play Spaceland. But when I saw them headline The Greek and Jack White started playing songs on the piano, it seemed to me like it was time for homeboy to get a real drummer and maybe even a bass player. "Broken boy Solider" has got little bits of Zeppelin, Beatles (Rubber Soul era), Kinks as well as some "Nuggets" psychedelic pop goodness. This is easily one of the best albums I've heard so far in 2006. The single "Steady As She Goes" is actually my least favorite songs on it but the video that Jim Jarmusch made for it ain't bad, watch it here. Another thing I dig about this record is that it's only 10 songs long, clocking in under 34 minutes! That's the kinda smart shit you figure out when you know about "Funhouse". Trim the fat bitches.