Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Black Keys
"Rubber Factory"
(Vinyl + CD)

I've been yelling a lot about the Black Keys with the release of their latest, 'El Camino' and for fun I thought it'd be good to visit (what I regard) their best album, 'Rubber Factory.'
For me this strikes the pitch-perfect combination of swagger, blues and heart. This record still has the very raw, unpolished sound that was a trademark for their early albums. (All on the Fat Possum label.)

The Keys have earned all of the success that they now enjoy, but for me, I don't know if it'll get any better than "10 AM Automatic."

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