Friday, July 17, 2009

The Dead Weather: Horehound

Artist: The Dead Weather
Album: Horehound
Date Released: July 14, 2009
Genre: alt-pop, alt-rock, garage rock revival, blues rock
Rating: 7.8

Review: The Dead Weather is an American supergroup composed of Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Jack White (The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes). The music on Horehound is raw and bluesy, and at times reminiscent of early Zeppelin (including plenty of sexual innuendo).

Mosshard and White trade vocal duties, while White also performs on the drums. But the real standouts on Horehound are the guitars and the most evil sounding organ work I've heard in quite some time (check out "Treat Me Like Your Mother" to get a sense of what I mean). This album has too much attitude and confidence to ignore.

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