The Greenhornes

'Four Stars'

Cincy garage pros return with Jack White's blessing

Spin Rating7 of 10

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.

By Josh Modell