Free of recording and touring commitments with Jack White and the other Raconteurs, the band’s co-frontman Brendan Benson is now attempting to kick start his neglected solo career. His new power-pop masterpiece comes roaring to life with a fire and execution that listeners haven’t heard from him previously.
The concept of down time is something completely foreign to White Stripes leader Jack White. Fresh from touring with his side project, the Raconteurs, and actively plotting the future of his primary gig, White has launched yet another new band, the Dead Weather. The group’s first album fleshes out the White Stripes’ stripped down, hard-hitting formula.
After spending more than a year focused on his side band, White Stripes mastermind Jack White is back in red and white and ready to throttle listeners with his first love’s new spin on blues-rock. The group’s latest, however, isn’t exactly the knockout blow that we’ve come to expect.
Coming off a surprisingly weak album, White Stripes main man Jack White attempts to silence any doubts about his future by unveiling a brand-new side project, the Raconteurs. David reviews whether this new album will save his reputation as a garage-rock prodigy.
Soundbytes gives the rundown on new releases by the White Stripes and Nine Inch Nails, and comments on the two group’s differing strategies for repeating musical success.
David gives a rundown of what CDs should’ve found their way into your collection during the past year — everything from “Elephant” to “Elephunk.”
Soundbytes has a compiled a list of the best albums for the year 2001.