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Rubber Factory

24 Sep 2004 | Format: MP3

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3:23
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2:59
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2:57
4
3:16
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3:54
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3:28
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4:54
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2:27
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2:41
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2:50
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2:52
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2:31

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  • Original Release Date: 24 Sep 2004
  • Release Date: 24 Sep 2004
  • Label: Fat Possum Records
  • Total Length: 41:33
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002MKLIF2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,528 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. S. Thomas on 7 Nov 2004
Format: Audio CD
Carrying on from 'Thickfreakness' and the much underated 'Big Come Up', the Black keys put out another platter of diesel-smelling dirty groundwater blues rock.
The harsh production lends an air of authenticity missing in so many of today's over-produced airbrushed bands. But leaving the album aside -which is great- you really should grab the chance to see them live. A truly awesome experience. Catch them while they're still doing smaller venues. The Black Keys will rise.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Sharpe VINE VOICE on 22 Oct 2004
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I love The Black Keys, Thickfreakness was amazing, however, in all fairness this album is not as good.
Its worthy of buying as certain tracks are fantastic but as a whole it doesn't blow you away.
The band have definitely developed since the last album. In fact, The Lengths is one of the best songs on the album. A really mellow, pedal steel backed tune. On the mellow theme Act Nice and Gentle is also memorable, a cover version, that doesn't sound unlike Mungo Jerry's - In the Summertime, but nevertheless puts a smile on your face.
10 AM Automatic & Til I Get my Way follow Thickfreaknesses blend of catchy blues rock, condensed to a palatable 3mins or so.
If your a fan buy it. If not try Thickfreakness, the first half of that album is Stunning and rest is pretty good too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Rh Megson on 3 April 2008
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This is easily the best album they have done, i've owned it for a while and not written a review but upon seeing all the other reviews i felt it had to be said. THE ONLY SIMILARITY WITH THE THE WHITES STRIPES IS THAT THEY'RE A TWO PIECE BAND. They sound entirely different and for a start, Pat can drum and meg can't. However there is a feel of hendrix and definately cream/clapton about theyre songs; this the best album out of the 6(including te EP, which is worth buying aswell)and everyone should buy it. Enjoy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Underwood on 17 Oct 2004
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This album takes about 2 or 3 listens to grow on you, but once you can understand The black keys you will not be able to stop listening.
This album seems to perfectly fuse their old contempory blues style with a some exciting new 'Hendrix'esque guitar decoration. My favourite tracks have to be 4, 6 and 13, but the whole album is brilliant listened to as a whole.
The only complaint i have about this album is that it hasn't got any tracks that are quite as brilliant as "have love will travel" from their previous album "Thickfreakness".
Buy it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MRGB MASON on 9 April 2005
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this must be one of the best modern blues cd ive heard for a long time .a good mix of indie rock with that outstanding blues slid guitar work.man can he play .good old down and dirty blues ,just one or poss two week tracks but thats my view,of to buy back catalouge releases.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Montgomery Snapper on 8 Mar 2007
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I've always been into The Gun Club and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion rather than The White Stripes. So I wasn't sure I was going to like this album. Mainly because, at first sight, they seemed to be another `colour-tagged' blues duo. Just a bunch of copyists I thought. Oh, how wrong can one be? This album is jam packed full of great tunes and gritty low-down blues. 1AM Automatic sounds like the best track the Exile era Rolling Stones never released. Whereas The Desperate Man and Stack Shot Billy ooze real blues menace and wouldn't be out of place on a Howlin' Wolf album. But how do these guys do it when so many others get it so wrong? Partly it's down to unquantifiable judgements like `feel' and `intensity' and all those other words that critics throw around in an attempt to describe the indescribable. It's also down to great tunes and playability and all the reasons one needs to play it for the tenth time in one twenty four hour period strung out on the English equivalent of moonshine, work engendered dislocation and too much damp weather. If you really think the Blues are dead, I suggest you buy the Rubber Factory and bounce them back to life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. G. Fairhead on 14 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
The song 'Keep me' is worth the money alone.. one of the best blues rock songs iv ever heard, listen to that and youl know if you like the black keys... enjoy!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Leon McComish on 29 April 2005
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Being a huge fan of their previous offering, "thickfreakness", I'm delighted to report that The Black Keys keep up their stirling work with this follow up. Great guitar work dominates the album, reminding me of Jimi Hendrix once again - they really are that good. Strains of the promise the Lenny Kravitz keeps offering (but failing to deliver on in this reviewer's opinion) can also be found peppering the album. Vocals are appropriately gritty and seem to come out effortlessly.
This is rock at its best - and they're only 3 albums in. Great stuff. Don't hesitate to buy this album ASAP.
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