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putis
09-14-2006, 05:47 AM
I first heard about this band a long time ago and they sounded interesting. I was interested mostly because I like most of the White Stripes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Stripes)' music, and the common link between the two bands is Jack White (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_White).

The Raconteurs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raconteurs) are a relatively new band, formed in 2005, and consists of musicians known mostly for previous work.
They're classified as 'Alternative Rock,' and I guess that suits them best. They do have an alternative sound about them, but they do rock out in more than a few tracks. I first actually heard this band on the VMAs, and downloaded the album that same night. I would be safe to say that they sound a bit like The White Stripes, but with a little more edge, and a lot more musicianship.

This is an audio sample from wiki.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5d/Steady_as_she_goes.ogg