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The Dead Weather: Horehound

The Dead Weather: Horehound

Alternative Rock
Rating: 2.5/5.0

Another day another Jack White side project. This time it's The Dead Weather and for your listening pleasure Jack White has been kind enough to deliver Horehound. If there's one thing I learned from this album it's that expectations kill. I expected a lot from a collaboration of such talented people. Yes, it's a break from the norm and different from most others. However, to find the problem with this album look no further than '3 Birds'. This song summarizes what is wrongs with this album and with a lot of super groups in general. The song is an instrumental with some great bass and drums but needlessly contains the 'Jack White style' guitar (schizophrenic guitar playing with way to many effects). It doesn't fit and almost ruins the song. That's how the whole album feels, like it's got Jack White fingerprints all over it. Fans of all things Jack White will love this but the rest of us most likely won't. 'I Cut Like a Buffalo' is sung by Jack White entirely and 'Treat Me Like Your Mother' has him interrupting a perfectly vocal performance by Allison Mosshart. Also, songs like 'Hand You From the Heavens' and 'Will There Be Enough Water' seem to drag on much longer than they need to. Overall, most songs are okay but not great.

A Jack White fan will like this album no matter what. In fact, a Jack White fans shouldn't be reading this review since they've probably already bought it and listed to it 10 times. For everyone else, give Horehound a chance, you may like it or it might be in the trash after the first listen.

In Short

A Jack White fan will like this album no matter what. In fact, a Jack White fans shouldn't be reading this review since they've probably already bought it and listed to it 10 times. For everyone else, give Horehound a chance, you may like it or it might be in the trash after the first listen.

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