18 May 2013

18th May - The Black Keys' Brothers

Artist – Album: The Black Keys – Brothers
Released: 18th May 2010
Sounds Like: Good old fashioned blues rock

This is an album by The Black Keys. The name of this album is Brothers.

This album is their sixth studio album. Lots of people bought the album. Over 1,000,000 Americans have purchased it and so it has been certified platinum. More than 60,000 but less than 100,000 UK residents have bought it. This made it only silver certified in this country. The Americans got it right.

The album has also been critically acclaimed. Pitchfork gave it a 7.7/10 which is good. Most people seem to have given it 4 stars out of 5. This seems fair. Critics like the garage blues-rock stylings and the rough but well-crafted songs. So do I.

I like ‘Everlasting Light’ and ‘Tighten Up’ especially. ‘Howlin’ for You’ is also good but it reminds me of an advert. I do not like this. The advert itself might not be bad. I don't remember. But the fact that it reminds me of one is not good. Still there is an absence of bad songs here. Which is good.

It is simple and straightforward and good. I recommend it to you.

Albumaday... rating:  7/10

1.       Everlasting Light – 3:24
2.       Next Girl – 3:18
3.       Tighten Up – 3:31
4.       Howlin’ for You – 3:12
5.       She’s Long Gone – 3:06
6.       Black Mud – 2:10
7.       The Only One – 5:00
8.       Too Afraid to Love You – 3:25
9.       Ten Cent Pistol – 4:29
10.   Sinister Kid – 3:45
11.   The Go Getter – 3:37
12.   I’m Not the One – 3:49
13.   Unknown Brother – 4:00
14.   Never Gonna Give You Up – 3:39
15.   These Days – 5:12

Listen to ‘Everlasting Light’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jr0194uC-M

Also released on the 18th May:
2010: Band of Horses – Infinite Arms 

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