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There are others like that too. But there's also "Now That You're Gone," which builds its verses on heartbeat percussion and piercing guitar that stabs at each word until everything oozes together into an electric soup, and a cover of Donovan's B-side "Hey Gyp Dig the Slowness " that pretty much sounds like a cover of a Donovan B-side from The Raconteurs leave their boldest move for the end.
In a way, it's a summation of Help Us Stranger : the year delay since Consolers of the Lonely , the band's quest to keep rock 'n' roll alive in and the undeniable star appeal of White, who, no matter how hard he tries to blend into various band backgrounds, always manages to find the spotlight.
Still, like most of White's projects, this is a collaboration and more than a sum of its parts. Singer-songwriter Benson, especially, has become White's sturdiest creative partner since Meg White hung up her drumsticks.
He pushes White toward the band's more grounded stake in rock's classic landscape and also gives it the pop-leaning melodic edge much of White's other work lacks. At this stage, the Raconteurs have evolved into, or maybe just became by default, the band for White's fans who want a return to the rock 'n' roll he made with the White Stripes, without the Dead Weather's occasional baggage and the sharp genre turns of his solo career.
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