When it comes to The Dead Weather the sum is greater than the parts. An inspiring union of gifted musicians, Alison Mosshart, Jack White, Dean Fertita, and Jack Lawrence have all seen success with other projects (The Kills, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Raconteurs). However, when these four get together they create music superior to anything any of them has put out before as part of any other musical incarnation. I’ve been patiently waiting all year for a record this fantastic and finally it has arrived in Sea of Cowards.The Dead Weather’s first album, Horehound, counts as one of the best records of 2009. Sea of Cowards literally feels like it picks up where Horehound left off.Alison Mosshart’s a total fucking hurricane and it is no surprise Kate Moss is out of her mind with jealousy.