It's a classic divisive album, and I can totally understand people hating it. I loved that he largely put the guitar away on that album, and it also has some of my favorite songwriting of his. I liked Icky Thump, but it also sounded like they were starting to repeat themselves on it. The Raconteurs albums were fun rock and roll albums, but by their very nature didn't aspire to particular greatness. I'll admit to having not spent nearly enough time with either of the Dead Weather albums to give them a full appreciation.