[schema type=”review” name=”The Dead Weather – Dodge and Burn” description=”Label: Third Man Records” author=”Basak Günel” pubdate=”2015-09-25″]
The Dead Weather is an American rock band formed in 2009. The band consists of some interesting names like Alisson Mossheart and Jack White. After 5 years of silence, the band has recently released their brand new album “Dodge and Burn”.
Firstly, I have to admit that I was not familiar with the band and their sound but as a huge fan of Jack White’s projects in general, I had high expectations from the record. “Dodge and Burn” is a dynamic record filled with interesting songs from the heart. At this point, the harmony of the vocals and the guitars have to be praised; throughout the album, I felt that the overall vibe of the record is really smooth and natural. It’s not forced or the band does not try to prove anything. This also shows that although all of the band members have their own style, they have blended their unique ‘musical personalities’ into the record and so we have a great record from this supergroup.
Another great highlight about the record is its tribute to a variety of genres like blues, punk rock and rock’n’roll! This will make you get attracted to the record from the start; you just cannot ignore that bizarre but the original sound of the album and I am sure the listeners will notice some oldies influences in songs here and there as well! In this sense, “Dodge and Burn” appeals to a wide audience with its unusual but catchy and natural sound. My favorites from the record are “Open Up”, “I Feel Love” and “Buzzkill(er)”.
“Dodge and Burn” is bizarre, fun and totally rock’n’roll! Go get it!
Alison Mossheart – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
Jack White – drums, lead vocals, guitar
Dean Fertita – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Jack Lawrence – bass, backing vocals, drums
01. I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)
03. Let Me Through
04. Three Dollar Hat
05. Lose the Right
06. Rough Detective
07. Open Up
08. Be Still
09. Mile Markers
10. Cop and Go
11. Too Bad
12. Impossible Winner