The Raconteurs- Consolers of the Lonely

One of my favorite records of all time. It is simply an amazing album, it has different genres thrown in like rock, blues, country, ect...and great use of instruments like piano, horns, bass, ect. All great muscians, Jack White with Brendan Benson are magical together..btw...Brendan Benson...underrated. You have great rock songs like the title track, Solute Your Solution, Hold On, great upbeat fun tracks like Old Enough, Five On Five, These Stones Will Shout, and just fantastic songs like You Don't Understand Me, Many Shades of Black, and their cover of Rich Kids Blues. And of course....Carolina Drama...that almost needs a thread of it's own, it's that good. Another great thing about this album is the fact they did no promotion before the album came out for it. They pretty much just released it..take that Beyonce! I still remember when I first heard this album. It just had came out and I got it on iTunes because I say it on the front page and heard the previews and liked them. At that point I had only heard of Jack White...so after this album, I was amazed. This album for me is a Milestone in my musical life!
Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
RNDM- 11/27/12

PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!

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  • Dead Man WalkingDead Man Walking Toronto-ishPosts: 2,699
    Consolers is brilliant. If you're part of the Vault, they released a few demos from the Consolers sessions with Jack and Brendan and they're really cool. this is easily my favourite Rac's album of the two and a head of everything Dead Weather. I put it above a few Stripes albums too.

    Seeing Jack do some Consolers songs on his solo tour was fantastic, too with the full band. Can't wait for him (or the racs) to tour again.
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376

    Consolers is brilliant. If you're part of the Vault, they released a few demos from the Consolers sessions with Jack and Brendan and they're really cool. this is easily my favourite Rac's album of the two and a head of everything Dead Weather. I put it above a few Stripes albums too.

    Seeing Jack do some Consolers songs on his solo tour was fantastic, too with the full band. Can't wait for him (or the racs) to tour again.

    Although I'm not a part of the vault (I probably should be) I have those demos. They are great, LOVE "Open Your Eyes" (Later released as another song on one of Benson's solo album) and "You Make a Fool Out Of Me" (Which also was released on a Benson album) I'm really hoping for them to get together soon and release more music and tour so I can see them!
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    I'm more of a Broken Boy Soldier fan, but I do love this album, as well. Carolina Drama is very Dylan-esque. Patrick Keeler's drumming on Salute Your Solution drives me crazy with the hi-hat playing. I'll have to listen to this today.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 said:

    I'm more of a Broken Boy Soldier fan, but I do love this album, as well. Carolina Drama is very Dylan-esque. Patrick Keeler's drumming on Salute Your Solution drives me crazy with the hi-hat playing. I'll have to listen to this today.

    Broken Boy Solider is fantastic as well, very classic. I actually spun that yesterday, a great vinyl. Keller's drumming is perfect for this band!

    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,175
    Was fortunate enough to see the Raconteurs tour for Broken Boy Soldier and Consolers of the Lonely. Two of the best concerts I have seen! Wasn't there talk last year about a new album being released soon? Its been too long!
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,423
    I finally picked up a copy of this. Sounds absolutely amazing album! I listened to it last night and today. I don't know what took me so long to grab this on vinyl? Great packaging too boot! Highly, highly recommended.
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  • Easily one of my favorite albums. I get on a kick and I'll listen to just that album for a few days. I never get tired of it. 10/10 perfect album. I don't have it on vinyl though, I need to fix that.
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,763
    Just got the LP for christmas! (Finally!) such a great album. I'd live to hear those bsides if anyone has a link!
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    I agree Brandon, perfect album indeed. And yes, I NEED this on vinyl!!!!
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • shortstackshortstack Posts: 2,317
    jervin007 said:

    Was fortunate enough to see the Raconteurs tour for Broken Boy Soldier and Consolers of the Lonely. Two of the best concerts I have seen! Wasn't there talk last year about a new album being released soon? Its been too long!

    same here. i only read about a new live album. yes, it has been too long!

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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,162
    Amazing Album. Went the other day and saw Brendan Benson at the Ryman in Nashville. Jack played 3 songs with him. Very cool concert.
  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,536
    just bought that mother fucker because of this thread

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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,804
    smarchee said:

    just bought that mother fucker because of this thread

    Your addiction is yours and yours alone man. Don't try pawning it off on others. lol


    Amazing album. If not for Get Behind Me Satan, I'd say it's Jack White's greatest musical triumph.

  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,536
    DewieCox said:

    smarchee said:

    just bought that mother fucker because of this thread

    Your addiction is yours and yours alone man. Don't try pawning it off on others. lol


    Amazing album. If not for Get Behind Me Satan, I'd say it's Jack White's greatest musical triumph.

    LOL, okay I will rephrase that, this thread heavily influenced my final decisions on the 2 records I bought tonight
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