El Camino [+Digital Booklet]
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El Camino [+Digital Booklet]

2 Dec 2011

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  Song Title
Lonely Boy
Dead And Gone
Gold On The Ceiling
Little Black Submarines
Money Maker
Run Right Back
Hell Of A Season
Stop Stop
Nova Baby
Mind Eraser
Digital Booklet: El Camino

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  • Original Release Date: 2 Dec 2011
  • Release Date: 2 Dec 2011
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Copyright: 2011 Nonesuch Records
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  • Total Length: 38:23
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  • ASIN: B006C7892G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,259 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Black Keys - Magnificent seven 5 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
It's a Black Keys album and you pretty much know what your going to get. This is the seventh outing from the great Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach. They work in what is somewhat restricted musical seam yet they seem to manage to squeeze every ounce of funky blues and soul base metal from its core and add their own little discoveries. It all adds up to a quality product but one in "El Camino" which adds a bit more grease and motor oil to the usual mix creating what is one of their best hard rocking blues barrages in sometime in contrast to the more laidback "Brothers" album. Equally the bands honorary third member Dangermouse (Brian Joseph Burton) is at the control desk again and has decided to place a welcome emphasis on the pop hooks in these 11 great songs and for once the bass player gets a proper look in.

It all kicks off with two thumpers the overpowering "Lonely boy" and the brilliant "Dead and gone". It all sounds effortless with the former containing a killer sing-along chorus and a pounding fuzzy riff while the latter contains .......ahem, a killer sing-along chorus and pounding fuzzy riff! A great start and the foot is barely taken off the gas with the glam rock of "Gold on the ceiling" which you can almost visualise the great Marc Bolan singing in the heyday of T Rex. The pace cools for the initially acoustic "Little black submarines" gently sung by Auerbach but breaks out into a massive electric beast halfway through with a riff that does echo Tom Petty's "Mary Jane's last dance". It's a real standout track and followed by keepers like "Money maker" and the funky "Run right back". The track "Sister" sounds like one of those classic tracks built for FM rock radio which you imagine that Paul Rodgers could happily cover.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For All the Old Fans 17 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For years now, I've lived and breathed the music these guys make, which means that I'm a complete snob. They were awesome long before breaking from their blues rock style to make a modern rock album that would finally make money. In my view, they don't have to live up to the popular success of Brothers, but the success of their distinctive sound from years ago.

I had thought, on first listening to El Camino, that it was a good, solid rock album. I didn't have much to say beyond that. In fact, there's not a song on it that I dislike, which isn't the case for any other Black Keys album. However, I just wasn't all that fussed over El Camino because I felt that it was lacking exactly what's made me and many others obsess over The Black Keys for so many years: that pure soul and grit, a compulsive and compelling sound that marks the separation between their 'old music' and 'new music'. That blues sound has receded and been replaced with... well, we're not quite sure. I'm not the first to utter my misgivings that they're going the same way as The Kings of Leon.

So I got over it, and listened to the album for what it is: awesome music, and in a completely different style. For a long while I was every bit as hooked as I have been in the past. Whatever their sound, The Black Keys are still producing great music with plenty of flair - just a touch less integrity. Several months on, and having seen them on tour a few times in recent years, I can say that this music doesn't lend itself to the raw, awesome solos that we're used to, but it's still pretty good.

The album is worth the price, and just about worth the 5 stars.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Onwards little soldiers! 7 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
When I heard 'Brothers' for the first time I remember thinking "Yes! They finally made it!".
And they did.
It's not funny anymore when the whole world knows your secret favorite band but these guys really deserve it.
'El Camino' is different enough to keep things interesting and wins another 5 stars easily.
It's a little shorter in songs and time than 'Brothers' but the songs here are all good.
That's all you need to know really.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars el Camino 9 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
First class album with so may good tracks, a real soulful sound especially on stop stop , love the backing vocals. Makes me we want to hunt the entire back catalogue and see them live. Especially enjoy little black submarine and lonely boy . This cd passes way too fast which a good sign of quality more please.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit more than glam rock 29 Feb 2012
By longade
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This band gets better and better , after the much hyped but underwhelming Brothers this is a massive step forward.
More edge, rockier and loads of glam rock/blues fun ( remember that ?)
Brilliant performance live also at Ally Pally in February where the crowd went mental over great tracks like Gold on the Ceiling, Little Black Submarine and Lonely Boy.
Why arent there are great British guitar bands like the awesome Black Keys ??
Should be album of year but check out Thickfreakness/Attack & Release.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it! 13 Dec 2011
By Nicky M
Format:Audio CD
The best Black Keys album in my opinion. The usual Black Keys sound but more uplifting than ever. Give it a try, even if you've never listened to them before, you'll love it, guaranteed.

Best song on here for me has to be Money Maker but you've just got to love the glam rock sound of Gold on the Ceiling, Sister is also fabulous and soulful and Run Right Back is a great tune that needs turning up nice and loud.

The whole album will have you singing along, dancing away, tapping your feet and pressing the repeat button over and over again! buy it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sounding album with superb box art.
I love this album. Have been playing it for the last month and can't understand why I didn't get into The Black Keys earlier. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Clifford Maxwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I really like it and it comes with a cd version so winning! very well packaged and It comes as it is described, so very satisfactory.
Published 14 days ago by sandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album
I love anything by The Black Keys, so anyone that loves them will love this album. But even if you don't particularly like The Black Keys or haven't listened to them, I recommend... Read more
Published 25 days ago by M. Hayland
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Just what I needed! Honest garage sound with attitude that makes you smile, dance and sing along. I can't get enough and can't say I have a favourite here, all songs are equally as... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mayu
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift
Bought for my husband as Christmas gift, he seems very happy with album so all good. Thoroughly recommend the CD
Published 2 months ago by fidlto
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
A really great service from start to finish. Very happy with the product. A really lovely product, excellent quality. thank you.
Published 2 months ago by Michaela
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Cd
If you fancy a change from the norm , would highly recommend this . Great music ! Give it a try .
Published 2 months ago by katrina
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MUSIC
Lonely Boy, Gold on the ceiling & Little Black Submarines are a stand out, the rest aren't bad either. VG
Published 3 months ago by JOHN MALINOWSKI
4.0 out of 5 stars The Big Sell Out?
El Camino is ...

1. A very good, commercial, pop rock album.
2. Much better than the overlong and unfocused 'Brothers'. Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. C. JONES
5.0 out of 5 stars I am pleased with my purchase.
I was tempted to buy this album when it came out. I listened to the demo soundbites before purchasing, but it didn't really do it justice...so I held back. Read more
Published 4 months ago by P. Huntly
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