14 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On The Arcs’ contemplative debut, project mastermind Dan Auerbach wraps his soulful, bluesy vision for rock ’n’ roll in plush layers of sonic velvet and silk. “Stay in My Corner” is a gentle, kindhearted ballad; the singer’s sweet falsetto flutters and swoons like an angel drunk on earthly love. Yet, before you know it, Auerbach has slipped into heartbroken dejection. Over the crumbling, lopsided reggae crawl of “Everything You Do (You Do for You),” he chronicles a relationship that has soured like expired milk.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On The Arcs’ contemplative debut, project mastermind Dan Auerbach wraps his soulful, bluesy vision for rock ’n’ roll in plush layers of sonic velvet and silk. “Stay in My Corner” is a gentle, kindhearted ballad; the singer’s sweet falsetto flutters and swoons like an angel drunk on earthly love. Yet, before you know it, Auerbach has slipped into heartbroken dejection. Over the crumbling, lopsided reggae crawl of “Everything You Do (You Do for You),” he chronicles a relationship that has soured like expired milk.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Poison24Ivy ,

Love it !

Once I read the email that said Dan Auerbach has new music out , I was so excited . I'm a big fan of the black keys and the Arcs have a similar sound to them . Can't wait to buy their whole album :)

Epoch501 ,

Epic.

If you're a fan of The Black Keys, chances are you'll love this album. "Stay in my Corner" is a great song - and be sure to check out "Tomato Can" as well. Not sure why that song's not listed on this album!!?

BrianSwaldi ,

So over him

I was, and still am, absolutely obsessed with The Black Keyes and Dan. Albums like Big Come Up and Thickfreakness are masterpieces of dirty garage rock. Lots of integrity to the raw guitars and primal vocals. I was also down with Brothers and El Camino. But it just seems that he's taken the weakest part of their sound and turned it into the whole show. Gone are the muscular guitars, swampy garage blues and the primal vocals. It's packaged to sell now. No integrity. Some kind of weird R&B-ish hodgepodge that just seems like it's going for a sort of smooth and creepy sound. Kind've like it's supposed to be the background to some sort of cheesy Halloween flick.

Their last album was terrible and this one is just an extension of that. Time to listen to the legion of bands that the old and GOOD Black Keyes inspiried like Jonathan Tyler and Kill It Kid. They are carrying the torch now. I guess after making a certain amount of bank Dan decided he liked more money and fame and just played into that (you know, what sell outs call "artistic growth" to make themselves feel better). That is what selling out means people.

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