Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Black Keys

Okay, I will start off with that the new album "Brothers" isn't the band best effort. Its not a bad album, its just seem very...mellow by Black Keys standards. There are good moments on the album, like "next girl", "holwin for you" or "sinister kid". But the whole effort seems like a project to recreate late 70s blues rock. Alot of this comes from recording in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. I'm the first to admit the historical importance of "The Muscle Shoals Sound", but the Stax records sound is dead! And has been for over thirty years. That part of the country is very depressed and looking for a new identity. While I honor the BKs for the look to the past for inspiration, the new album, at least to this soul and blues fan, seems like something I have heard before.

Now all that said, the boys make a good music video, funny and watchable

The Black Keys "Tighten Up"

The Black Keys | MySpace Music Videos



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