The Raconteurs "Broken Boy Soldiers"
FORMAT | LP
Broken Boy Soldiers was a critical and commercial success. The album's first single Steady, As She Goes became a monster radio hit. The album charted at #7 in the Billboard Charts and #2 in the UK's Album Charts, where it was Mojo Magazine's Album of The Year. Rolling Stone proclaimed, Expectations were sky-high, but The Raconteurs exceed them all and the band picked up the title of Best New Artist in their annual Readers Poll. It was the record's mix of warm harmonies with explosive guitars and layers of sometimes psychedelic rock with catchy sing-song choruses and witty rhymes which made it such an infectious and unique success.
The debut LP from the Raconteurs, released in May 2006. Serving as most fans introduction to the band, "Broken Boy Soldiers" is the home for such canonical classics as "Blue Veins", "Hands" and the anthemic "Steady, As She Goes." Cut directly from the analog master tapes, pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl and housed in a gorgeous tip-on sleeve with classy copper-foil apportionments, this album is as visually and audibly beautiful as one could ever hope.