Wednesday, November 14, 2012
"The Big Come Up" (Vinyl + CD)
The 2002 debut by Akron duo the Black Keys was the beginning of a career that I'm not sure even Dan & Pat saw coming. Currently nominated for Grammys, regular air play on Mtv...and this is where it all started.
The first four albums from the Keys followed a simple but effective recipe: grungy blues, minimal fuss. It is these albums (from 'Come Up' through 'Magic Potion') that rode a wave of blues-based garage rock that the Keys (and the White Stripes, the Strokes, the Vines) helped start.
Posted by T. at 11:51 AM