Album Review: Voice Of Treason by Soledad Brothers
Excellent, Based on 1 Critic
The Guardian - 80 Based on rating 4/5
Wisps of hype are swirling around the Soledads - not least because they're good buddies with the White Stripes - but ignore all that and listen to the record. The trio's debt to the Rolling Stones has been detected before, but at least they've had the sense to steal from the primitive, bluesy side of the Stones, as they do to spooky and spine-tingling effect in Sons of Dogs (with minimalist thumping beat and rattly slide guitar) and Only Flower in My Bed, with its raw harmonies and croaky harmonica. There is more transatlantic ping-ponging in Lowdown Streamline, which recalls the way the Clash used to customise R&B.