After a 10-year hiatus, the enclave of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence is alive and kicking again, as evidenced by sudden Christmas gift ‘Sunday Driver / Now That You’re Gone’ . And sure, let the festivities continue: The Raconteurs are set to release yet another album this year, which is quite the miracle once you consider that Brendan Benson was talking about a definitive split in 2013. But life rarely goes as planned, so here we are. To pontificate that notion: The Raconteurs were originally intended as a side project, but immediately relinquished that status with classics such as ‘Steady As She Goes’ and ‘Salute Your Solution’. Unvarnished rock music with a serious chip on its shoulder: The Raconteurs do it well, and we salute them for continuing to doing to it well.