11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From the spacey opener "Weight of Love," which pulls out a grandiose Pink Floyd-style guitar solo before the vocal even starts, it's clear that The Black Keys are thinking big. The album's '70s classic rock vibe gives the Keys a bigger, more cosmic sound, while studio wizard Danger Mouse wraps electronic swirls around Dan Auerbach's mountain of guitars. And just when we're into the psychedelic groove, the soulful strut of "Gotta Get Away" proves the duo's roadhouse R&B roots are still right there.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

From the spacey opener "Weight of Love," which pulls out a grandiose Pink Floyd-style guitar solo before the vocal even starts, it's clear that The Black Keys are thinking big. The album's '70s classic rock vibe gives the Keys a bigger, more cosmic sound, while studio wizard Danger Mouse wraps electronic swirls around Dan Auerbach's mountain of guitars. And just when we're into the psychedelic groove, the soulful strut of "Gotta Get Away" proves the duo's roadhouse R&B roots are still right there.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Seppe6 ,

Meh

Getting too far away from their strengths. Missing the grit / blues / soul. Hoping the album is strong. Regardless, still a great band.

NJR1129 ,

***MISSING*** PLEASE CALL IF YOU FIND...

The band that was The REAL Black Keys. LAST SEEN: On albums like Magic Potion and Rubber Factory maybe Attack & Release with dangerous blues hooks & gut busting drums like "Just Got to Be"... "Give Your Heart Away"... "I Got Mine" and "When The Lights Go Out." I used to stay up hours into the middle of the night jamming out to those tracks. REWARD: An over fluffed producer that goes by the name of Danger Mouse...can help your garage band reach their "overproduced" potential and get you on MTV! PLEASE CALL IF YOU SEE ANY SIGN OF THE REAL BLACK KEYS. CAN REACH ME AT 555-REAL-KEYS. THANKS!

kjba77 ,

I Like It

I know it's not the old blues sound of Rubber Factory that us hardcore Black Keys fans had grown to love, but I like this single. It is fairly similar to El Camino and I loved that album. Even if you didn't like some of the songs on that one there was still Little Black Submarines and Gold on the Ceiling which are great. Maybe this will even turn on some new incoming fans! For all the people who say they have changed, they're just exploring new sounds. Hopefully this album turns out to be amazing!

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