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The Big Come Up [CD]

The Black Keys Audio CD
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Released December 6, 2011 on Nonesuch Records, El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. The record debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200; its first single, “Lonely Boy,” reached #1 on the Alternative and AAA radio charts and is certified RIAA Gold. The second single, ... Read more in Amazon's The Black Keys Store

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  • Audio CD (8 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Alive Records
  • ASIN: B000063WDH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,152 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big come up - come 17 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
My days, what an album. Comparisons with the white stripes are somewhat unfair. This band is exceptional. Blues Rock with obvious Hendrix influences, it is great to hear a band come up with quality rock blues in this day and age. The fact they are a two piece band makes them all the more exciting. I bought the album on the back of hearing one song and discovered all 14 are brilliant. The guitaring speaks for itself, quality riffs and rip roaring solos.
It would be wrong to pick out any sungle tunes. The album certainly doesn't have any dissapointments. It starts strong and continues, never dipping
At worst a great introduction to rock blues, at best a testament to wonderful music. The best new album i have bought since Californication (That is no reflection on the style of music tho) Keep it coming boys.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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Not only have The White Stripes put out a succession of brilliant and inventive albums, but they have also inadvertently helped along the way a number of likeminded garage bands to stumble out of their basements, clutching a rickety old guitar in hand and onto the front pages of music magazines. The Soledad Brothers, The Von Bondies, The Datsuns, The Beatings, The Kills (and so on...) are now gaining both exposure and sales at a time when rock music seemed to be getting increasingly more uninspiring. This whole "movement" (and I use that word loosely) couldn't have happened soon enough.
The Black Keys have so far not been included in any "ones to watch" polls for 2003, but this is probably down to a distribution issue with their label than to their talent - because rest assured, this is an awesome little record and anyone enjoying The White Stripes, or the regular offerings from the Fat Possum record label, should definitely make an effort to order this album or hunt it down.
The premise is simple: a basic guitar and drums duo (hmmm, sound familiar?) who shun glossy production values for the kind of earthy, primal noise that makes the whole album sound like it was recorded in a wooden shed. On a four track…probably in the rain! Yes, primitive it may be, but as The Stripes have proved, it can also be extremely thrilling. Adopting this stripped down approach (ie, dropping the bass guitar) can often prove to be a problem, because the “bottom end” is abscent, but Dan and Patrick are both very impressive musicians and as “Busted” launches out of the speakers in all it’s RL-Burnside-lick-nicking glory you don’t even notice.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant! 3 Sep 2003
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two guys,a four track and god knows what else.a day later a glorious guitar album that brings back all the blues guitarists youve ever heard of.a piece of pure talent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Cool Blues Album, I love it! 25 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely love this album, it's so organic, it's so cool, raw guitars, clicks and all, just bang on the money blues by two young guys who have created a new following of fans to this style of music. put this in your car stereo during a hot summers day, very loud instead of any electronic dance music (which I beleive is for clubs or headphone listening) wind your windows down and cruise through the town slowly, this music is so cool you won't need your aircon and you will see passers by ears prick up and they start to groove. It's old style music with a new feel and is brilliant. Can't fault any song on this or any of the other Black Keys albums. I managed to see them live last year and they were awesome, sounded just like their albums, live and raw and cool as!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to it. 19 Oct 2004
By Lenny
Format:Audio CD
Solid, rocking blues. Outstanding. One of the most honest, genuine and heart-felt musical genres gets a kick up the behind by these two guys. They're kinda like the white stripes but their songs seem to be more underground (probably due to the amount that they stick to tradition). They never intended to make it big really, just to play a few gigs during the winter season, then work on a farm together during the hotter months - due to the outstanding talent and taste on display, however, fate gave them a hand.
I absolutely cannot wait to see this band at Shepherds Bush Empire in a few weeks... Gonna be one of the best gigs I've been to I'm sure.
By the way, check out the other two albums "Thickfreakness" (The title track of which is outstanding) & "Rubber Factory" - All three albums are outstanding and deserve to be bought by yourself!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic bluesy rock 16 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
The Big Come Up and Thickfreakness (Black Keys debut and second albums) are two classics of the genre. In my opinion they are far better than the later albums produced by DangerMouse (although I still like Brothers and El Camino, but in a different way)I have just bought Rubber Factory and hoping that that is as good as the Big Come Up.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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You won't be disappointed with this CD. It's no gamble to buy it if you haven't heard The Black Keys play - as long as you like rock, or blues, you will love this album. They seem to be on a marathon US tour at the moment but could be in the UK September 2006, so you've got time to get this and realise what you've been missing from your life before you see them live!! You won't regret it, honest.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The big come up
This is the Black Keys 1st album and arguably their best. Love the raw earthy sound. Music at it's roots
Published 5 months ago by pat matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid album...
I bought this as have already got a couple of more recent releases from the Black Keys that are good albums, this however in my opinion is how the Black Keys should always sound. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. P. J. Maskell
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb ...
Black Keys are a must for every bluesman lover. Rude music, crounch effects, just the right distortion ... amazing !!
Published 9 months ago by PAOLO CERIOLI
5.0 out of 5 stars The First Great Album of the Black Keys
This is the first album of the Black Keys. It's raw and unpolished blues rock. It contains a great version of the Beatles song 'She Said she Said'
For me this album is what... Read more
Published 13 months ago by André
1.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly bad debut from The Black Keys
After hearing 'El Camino' and 'Brothers' i was eager to get my hands on the debut (i like to work backwards sometimes.. Read more
Published 13 months ago by D. MACKENZIE
5.0 out of 5 stars black keys
Very prompt delivery and excellent CD. If you are familiar with Black Keys you should love this, one of their earlier cd's and much more rocky. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Greek Delight
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank goodness for 'Hung'
If it wasnt for the HBO series 'Hung' I would have never bought this CD. The theme song is a real winner, and the rest of the songs are pretty cool to. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Samsara
3.0 out of 5 stars the black keys----------the big come up
purchased this for my son who loves them to bits..had a crafty listening session and was surprised how good it is..
Published 16 months ago by choggydog
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome real raw rock and roll
This is such an awesome raw sounding garage blues album the best tracks are 'I'll Be Your Man' and 'Heavy Soul'. Read more
Published 16 months ago by S. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars a really visceral tone...
This is a wonderful blues album; full of harsh riffs and vocals that have a really visceral tone to them. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sean
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