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4.0 out of 5 stars Big bluesy beats and slick soulful vocals
The Black Keys are back with Brothers, a lushly produced album that hits you with a head-on assault of big bottom, soul searing blues rock. We are definitely surfing a wave of retro goodness on most of the tracks, especially when vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach stays in falsetto for the entire length of Everlasting Light accompanied by background vocalists giving a few...
Published on June 6 2010 by Torval Mork

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2.0 out of 5 stars Brothers - the Black Keys
I have really liked the music I have heard on the radio from the black keys, but this album was a disappointment to me. Part of the reason I purchased was based on other reviews, including a favourable comparison to CCR, but I found nothing comparable at all. I think you need to really be a dedicated fan to enjoy an entire album. If anyone wants to purchse a slightly...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Big bluesy beats and slick soulful vocals, June 6 2010
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Torval Mork (Calgary, Alberta Canada) - See all my reviews
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The Black Keys are back with Brothers, a lushly produced album that hits you with a head-on assault of big bottom, soul searing blues rock. We are definitely surfing a wave of retro goodness on most of the tracks, especially when vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach stays in falsetto for the entire length of Everlasting Light accompanied by background vocalists giving a few "shoo shoo waahhh's " for full effect. Ten Cent Pistol is swaggering number, a throw-back to mid-seventies CCR that has some organ thrown in to fill out the sound. In fact, there is quite a bit of keyboard on this album compared to Attack and Release, and I find it is used sparingly enough that it doesn't detract from the guitar/drum aesthetic that has come to define The Black Keys. Drummer/producer Patrick Carney lays down, as usual, a heavy dose of big beats, making this a perfect album for window-rolled-down cruising on a summer day. Clocking in at just under an hour, sure they could have stripped away a few tracks to saturate the album into 40 minutes of rock honey, but I like the length. The two minute interlude of Black Mud, an instrumental track, serves as the perfect runway for the foot stomping She's Long Gone. Along with some Gary Glitter channeling on Howlin' For You, these 15 tracks of full-on rock are a highly referential offering from a band that just keeps doing what it does best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, Feb. 2 2014
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Awesome, awesome and more awesome. This album is a little touch of rock and roll, with some good old blues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best album, Dec 31 2013
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This is my absolute favourite album from this awesome band. This is great for all occasion. Everlasting Light is pure gold. If only all bands were that good !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Listening, Nov. 25 2013
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Really enjoyed the music, reminiscent of the sixties but totally a sound of the Black Keys. Really enjoyable music if you enjoy good rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh brother!, Oct. 10 2013
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This album is one of the best i have purchased! The Black Keys are just amazing! Love this album so much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best album ever..., June 11 2013
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if you like rock and roll, stripped down and in its natural form, than this disc is for you, lots of good hooks and such...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible album, Dec 1 2012
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Everytime I listen to this album it gets better and better- all killer, no filler! From the great lyrics to the infectious grooves, they got everything right on this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, April 5 2012
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This is one the of best albums I have ever listened to. In my honest opinion there isn't a bad song. I highly recommend that you buy this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars YESSSSS, Feb. 4 2012
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Incredible good rock with '' nut and balls '' performance... like all Bkack Keys CD. Good rough guitar and drums impact. It's more '' commercial '' than their previous but I like also their new direction about the sound and the songs on this one are better recorded too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "might also like", Jan. 25 2012
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Bought: The house That Dirt Built by The Heavy and needed another cd to get free shipping.This cd was one of the "might also like" cd's at the bottom of the page.Looked them up on Itunes and decided to add to my cart.Love this cd!! These guys are amazing.Good throw back blues,rock band.
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