Album: The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards (Warner)

The Dead Weather, for the slow of uptake, are Alison Mosshart from the Kills, Jack White and some stray Raconteurs/Greenhornes.

It's a project that allows White to utilise more modern tools than his Luddite White Stripes. Synths are prominent in Dead Weather's dirty blues-funk sound, which would be more enjoyable without Mosshart's fifth-rate-Joplin growling. "Jawbreaker" is outstanding, White's riff within striking distance of "Seven Nation Army". Now, someone give him Meg's phone number. He must have lost it.