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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A slight change of pace
I'm a huge fan of The Black Keys... I have all of their albums and singles and have seen them perform live 4 or 5 times. They play driving, gutteral, thumping, fuzzy rock and roll. Well, usually they do...

Sometimes they play dusty, bluesy rock and roll, and there is a lot of that to be found on 'Attack & Release'. With the exception of perhaps three tracks (of...
Published on 19 Mar 2008 by EternalBroadcaster

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3.0 out of 5 stars a bit subdued
I like this album but for me it suffers in comparison with what's gone before. As another reviewer says, it does seem a little over-produced and I think it sounds quite mellow and restrained in places. I suppose they've done the raw-blues-retro thing before (brilliantly) but if you only buy one Black Keys album I think the best place to start is either Rubber Factory or...
Published on 26 Aug 2008 by eclectic warrior


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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for Black Keys fans, 28 Aug 2008
This review is from: Attack and Release (Audio CD)
The first three Black Keys albums are amongst my favourite ever albums. For the fourth, Dan picked up a plectrum and lost a lot of the depth his playing got from his finger and thumb style. He'd also clearly had singing lessons and his voice had lost its wonderful raw power. The demise is complete with Pat's brutal and instinctive drumming style tamed, and all sorts of awful accompanying instruments which don't add anything. The keyboards on Hendrix tracks complement his playing, on this album it sounds like some big shot producer has added them to tone down the raw natural style of the band... which is what's happened. I think Dan and Pat allowed the glamour and fame (or cash rewards) of Dangermouse cloud their judgement here.
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4 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ah its crap, 20 Aug 2008
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This CD is crap, the early black keys stuff is brilliant , this sounds like there are trying to sing Blue Hotel by Chris Isaak,,,i mean u had "the sound" and it was awesome ,some of the early stuff is just the best blues rock you will ever hear and now u got err what ? The same sound as every other crap band? New fans ? A producer?

You just lost this fan.
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3 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tracks on this CD, 14 Jan 2012
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Once again this page is so full of reviews that there is no room for a track listing. Has it not occurred to the sellers and Amazon that they may actually sell more copies if the punters can see what they're buying - i.e. a track listing?
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