Released in May 2006 Broken Boy Soldiers was a critical and commercial success. The album's first single Steady, As She Goes became a monster radio hit. The album charted at #7 in the Billboard Charts and #2 in the UK's Album Charts, where it was Mojo Magazine's Album of the Year. Rolling Stone proclaimed, Expectations were sky-high, but The Raconteurs exceed them all and the band picked up the title of Best New Artist in their annual Readers Poll. It was the record's mix of warm harmonies with explosive guitars and layers of sometimes psychedelic rock with catchy sing-song choruses & witty rhymes which made it such an infectious and unique success.