11 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving away from the deliberate lo-fi scuzz of their earlier albums, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney called on the production talents of Brian Burton, a.k.a. Danger Mouse, for Attack and Release. This unexpected but inspired choice moves their blues-infused garage rock sound into a modern, melodic direction while avoiding excessive slickness. There's a wider emotional range as well, moving from the wistful "All You Ever Wanted" to the plaintive twang of "Things Ain't Like They Used to Be," featuring the heartbreaking, soulful wail of country singer Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving away from the deliberate lo-fi scuzz of their earlier albums, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney called on the production talents of Brian Burton, a.k.a. Danger Mouse, for Attack and Release. This unexpected but inspired choice moves their blues-infused garage rock sound into a modern, melodic direction while avoiding excessive slickness. There's a wider emotional range as well, moving from the wistful "All You Ever Wanted" to the plaintive twang of "Things Ain't Like They Used to Be," featuring the heartbreaking, soulful wail of country singer Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

The Joelest ,

Introduced

This is where, and most of the world was introduced to The Black Keys. Beautiful production from Danger Mouse. These men belt out their own torture through blues and rock. They don't like to be compared to the White Stripes, but they still have the same genuine hard rock elements of all great bands.

6tens ,

Amazing

Just amazing and beautiful.

Fizzleguv ,

Things ain't like they used to be

Evolution, newness, adaption, and resonance surface strongly in this outing. These guys were still finding their footing in life and fame here and it shows. It's uniquely human blues rock. So highly recommended.

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