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The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely [2LP]

The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely [2LP]


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A1 Consoler Of The Lonely 
A2 Salute Your Solution 
A3 You Don't Understand Me 
A4 Old Enough 
B1 The Switch And The Spur 
B2 Hold Up 
B3 Top Yourself 
C1 Many Shades Of Black 
C2 Five On The Five 
C3 Attention 
C4 Pull This Blanket Off 
D1 Rich Kid Blues 
D2 These Stones Will Shout 
D3 Carolina Drama

Consolers of the Lonely is the second 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.

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. 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.

According to the band, the album was finished during the first week in March and was released less than three weeks later. 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. The Observer called it one of the most exciting musical events of 2008. Despite the already rapid release time and efforts to secure the date, the record was briefly available for purchase on iTunes Friday, March 21.

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.

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