The Greenhornes, 'Four Stars' (Third Man)

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Four Stars
Critical Mass
Release Date: November 9, 2010
Label: Third Man

by Josh Modell

The two less-famous Raconteurs also play in this bluesy garage-rock trio, which has been making a retro noise since the mid-'90s. They haven't rocked together like it's 1965 since 2002, but singer-guitarist Craig Fox hasn't lost any love for the Kinks ("Better Off Without It") or the Rolling Stones ("Song 13"). Apparently, he's been stockpiling solid songs: From the slinky "Go Tell Henry" to the stinging snarl of "Underestimator," everything here is taut and lively. The lone drawback: It all sounds terribly familiar.

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