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The Dead Weather — Sea Of Cowards

The Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards
The Dead WeatherSea Of Cowards
Third Man Records; 2010
11 Tracks; CD

 

Review by: Sara Harowitz

Less than one year after their first release The Dead Weather is back and grimier than ever.

Their new release, Sea Of Cowards, is darker and dirtier than their debut album, Horehound. This Nashville, Tennessee quartet made up of Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), succeeds yet again in producing that bluesy, in-your-face rock that will have you turning up your speakers and banging your head until you're dizzy. The opener, "Blue Blood Blues," sets the mood off right and has White’s subtly powerful vocals ooze all over some awesome guitar sequences. Mosshart, with one of the sexiest female voices in rock right now, stands out on wailers like "I'm Mad" and "Gasoline." It's no doubt that each member of The Dead Weather is above the musical average, highlighted by snarly guitar riffs (like on "Looking At The Invisible Man") and funky drum beats (like on "I Can't Hear You"). Thank goodness The Dead Weather is touring this summer (they hit Toronto's Sound Academy on July 15) because these songs are guaranteed, thanks to the musicians who play them, to sound unbelievable live.