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2008

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Consolers of the Lonely is the second studio album by American rock band The Raconteurs. It was released on March 25, 2008, on Warner Bros. Records in most parts of the world, and a day earlier on XL Recordings in the UK.[5]

The band did no promotion before the album's release, and its existence was only confirmed a week before. Even so, the record was accidentally leaked by iTunes, and some fans managed to purchase the album early.[6] It is available on CD, vinyl, and MP3. A video for the first single from the album, "Salute Your Solution" was released on the same day. The album earned a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 51st Grammy Awards.

Background

The band premiered "Five on the Five" during their last tour.[citation needed] The title of the record comes from the inscription in the side of a Washington, D.C. post office written by Charles William Eliot,[7] which reads in full:

Messenger of sympathy and love, servant of parted friends, consoler of the lonely, bond of the scattered family, enlarger of the common life.[8]

Album cover

The stage portrayed on the cover of the album depicts three signs for Tennessee, Michigan, and Ohio. These signs refer to the fact that the band members currently reside in Tennessee, but Brendan Benson and Jack White are originally from Michigan, while Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence are originally from Ohio. After being folded out the scene then depicts the band on stage with a woman exiting from a door in the back. It also has a sign that says "The Raconteurs" and another that says the album's title. Once opened up, it is noticed that the stage is empty and the bass drum in the back says "Sanitary Workers Band".

Release

According to the band, the album was finished during the first week in March and was released less than three weeks later.[9] For a band of their stature, the release of Consolers of the Lonely with no promotion was highly unorthodox. Music critics and commentators largely saw it as a way to eschew critics and deal directly with fans.[10] The Observer called it "one of the most exciting musical events of 2008."[11] Despite the already rapid release time and efforts to secure the date, the record was briefly available for purchase on iTunes Friday, March 21.[12]

A bluegrass version of "Old Enough" featuring Ricky Skaggs on mandolin and Ashley Monroe on vocals was recorded during a special live studio session. This version was nominated for the Country Music Association Award for Musical Event of the Year.

Critical response

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[13]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
The A.V. ClubB−[14]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[15]
The Guardian[16]
The Independent[17]
NME7/10[18]
Pitchfork7.4/10[19]
Rolling Stone[20]
Spin[21]
Uncut[22]

Critique of Consolers of the Lonely was mostly positive; much of it centered on the chaotic sound and diverse nature of the album as well as its resemblance to albums by Led Zeppelin and The Who.[8][23] According to The Toronto Star, "White's bent Americana and Benson's British invasion-isms yields wonderfully unpredictable results".[24] Kitty Empire of The Observer called the album "lively" and said it "finds [the Raconteurs] luxuriating in fancy stuff with kid-in-a-sweetshop enthusiasm. Minimalism is out, bombast is in; the detail, is, as ever, lip-smacking."[11] Commenting on the band's chemistry and freeness, Rolling Stone said the album is "a blissfully stoned conversation between White and Benson about their favorite bands: Led Zeppelin, the Who, Badfinger", though it added, "that freedom is not always satisfying."[8] Austin-American Statesmen said "it's a weirdly overblown and curiously dull album," and complained about its production.[25] The New York Times echoed those statements about the "chaos" of the album, but concluded that "that desperation only makes the crunch of the music more euphoric."[23] The Guardian found that on Consolers of the Lonely, the Raconteurs "establish a firm, emotionally charged identity of their own" and called the effort "flawed but ragged glory."[26] Allmusic concluded that the album is a "lop-sided, bottom-loaded album that's better and richer than their debut."[27]

The album was nominated for Best Rock Album and won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 51st Grammy Awards. The album ranked No. 44 on Rolling Stone's year-end critic's list and No. 35 on Spin Magazine's year-end Top 40 albums.[28][29] The album was ranked the No. 4 Album of the Decade[30] by Glide Magazine.[31]

Grammy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2009Consolers of the LonelyBest Rock AlbumNominated
Best Engineered Non-Classical AlbumWon

Commercial performance

The album debuted at No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 42,000 copies in its first week.[32] It debuted at No. 8 on the UK Album Chart, No. 4 on the Canadian Album Chart, and No. 50 on the Australian ARIA chart on April 7, 2008, based on digital downloads. However, the CD was released on April 5, thus allowing the album the next week to ascend 32 places to reach its peak position thus far of No. 18 due to physical sales.

Track listing

All songs by Brendan Benson and Jack White, except "Rich Kid Blues" by Terry Reid.

No.TitleLength
1."Consoler of the Lonely"3:26
2."Salute Your Solution"3:00
3."You Don't Understand Me"4:53
4."Old Enough"3:58
5."The Switch and the Spur"4:24
6."Hold Up"3:27
7."Top Yourself"4:26
8."Many Shades of Black"4:25
9."Five on the Five"3:33
10."Attention"3:40
11."Pull This Blanket Off"1:59
12."Rich Kid Blues"4:34
13."These Stones Will Shout"3:54
14."Carolina Drama"5:55
Total length:55:30
Tenth anniversary Third Man Records Vault edition bonus 7"
No.TitleLength
1."Sunday Driver"3:39
2."Now That You're Gone"3:56

Personnel

The Raconteurs

Additional musicians

Production

Charts

Chart performance for Consolers of the Lonely
Chart (2008)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[33]18
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[34]38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[35]8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[36]58
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[37]4
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[38]19
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[39]29
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[40]24
French Albums (SNEP)[41]40
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[42]60
Irish Albums (IRMA)[43]6
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[44]21
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[45]11
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[46]25
UK Albums (OCC)[47]8
US Billboard 200[48]7

Certifications

Certifications for Consolers of the Lonely
RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[49]Gold100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Release history and formats for Consolers of the Lonely
RegionDateLabel
United KingdomMarch 24, 2008XL
United StatesMarch 25, 2008Warner Bros.

References

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Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von The Raconteurs die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Broken Boy Soldiers ¦ Consolers Of The Lonely ¦ Live In Tulsa

The Raconteurs auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

The Raconteurs [ðəˌɹækɑːnˈtɝːz] ist eine Bluesrockband aus den USA. Auf dem australischen Markt heißt sie „The Saboteurs“, da dort schon eine Band namens „Raconteurs“ existierte.

Bandgeschichte

The Raconteurs wurde im Jahr 2005 gegründet und veröffentlichte Anfang Februar 2006 ihre erste Single Steady, As She Goes in limitierter Auflage auf 7″-Vinyl. Diese war in kürzester Zeit ausverkauft und wurde zu hohen Preisen im Internet versteigert.

Konzipiert war die Band als Nebenprojekt, da alle Mitglieder bereits in einer anderen, bekannteren Band spielen oder als Solokünstler aktiv sind: Jack White bei den White Stripes (bis 2011), Brendan Benson als Solokünstler sowie Jack Lawrence und Patrick Keeler bei den Greenhornes. Das erste Raconteurs-Album Broken Boy Soldiers erschien am 12. Mai 2006.

Die Musik der Band spiegelt Whites Liebe für Blues und Rock ’n’ Roll sowie Bensons Fähigkeit zum Indie-Rock-Songwriting wider. Die Texte handeln größtenteils von Liebe sowie biografischen Details. Der Bandname ist französisch (mit englischem Artikel) und bedeutet „die Erzähler“. Im April 2006 musste der Bandname für den australischen Markt auf The Saboteurs geändert werden, da es in diesem Land bereits eine Jazzband aus Queensland gab, die den Namen The Raconteurs benutzte. Die australische Band lehnte das finanzielle Angebot der Plattenfirma für einen Erwerb der Namensrechte ab und verlangte stattdessen eine höhere Summe. Dies lehnte wiederum die Plattenfirma ab, woraufhin es zur Namensänderung kam.[1]

Am 25. März 2008 erschien ihr zweites Album Consolers of the Lonely. Es bekam 2009 unter anderem eine Nominierung für den Grammy in der Kategorie 'Best Rock Album' und gewann einen Grammy in der Kategorie 'Best Engineered Non-Classical Album' für die Tontechnikerleistung.

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[2][3]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE AT CH UK US
2006Broken Boy SoldiersDE28
(9 Wo.)DE
AT30
(8 Wo.)AT
CH9
(8 Wo.)CH
UK2
Gold
Gold

(23 Wo.)UK
US7
(27 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 16. Mai 2006
2008Consolers of the LonelyDE60
(3 Wo.)DE
AT38
(5 Wo.)AT
CH25
(8 Wo.)CH
UK8
Gold
Gold

(16 Wo.)UK
US7
(19 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 25. März 2008
2019Help Us StrangerDE14
(4 Wo.)DE
AT7
(3 Wo.)AT
CH6
(5 Wo.)CH
UK8
(2 Wo.)UK
US1
(4 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 21. Juni 2019

Weitere Veröffentlichungen

  • 2012: Live at Montreux 2008

Singles

JahrTitel
Album
Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[2][3]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE AT CH UK US
2006Steady As She Goes
Broken Boy Soldiers
UK4
Gold
Gold

(19 Wo.)UK
US54
(20 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 24. April 2006
Hands
Broken Boy Soldiers
UK29
(3 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 31. Juli 2006
Broken Boy Soldier
Broken Boy Soldiers
UK22
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 23. Oktober 2006

Weitere Singles

  • 2007: Level
  • 2008: Salute Your Solution
  • 2008: Many Shades of Black
  • 2008: Old Enough
  • 2008: Consoler of the Lonely
  • 2018: Sunday Driver / Now That You're Gone

Siehe auch

Weblinks

Commons: The Raconteurs – Sammlung von Bildern

Einzelnachweise

  1. The Saboteurs. In: discogs.com. Abgerufen am 28. Dezember 2017 (englisch).
  2. a b Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US
  3. a b Auszeichnungen: UK

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