11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
"They're not cool, they're just brilliant",
This review is from: Thickfreakness (Audio CD)
Forget all the comparisons to The White Stripes and punch anyone who says "Ugh, not another duo from The States playing the blues!"
The latter may be true but The Black Keys are in a class and indeed, world of their own. Two guys - one playing guitar and providing vocals that you would swear came from a black man and the other drums, both under the age of 23 playing the blues as if they had been for decades in Tennessee.
If you're relatively young, this album i gaurentee will get you into the blues, and if you're old (even if you deny it!) this album will get you back into the blues and will make you want to blow the dust off all those classic vinyls!
They make all the possible feelings in the world, even the ones you think are bad sound really good through the simplest of things. Mainly, a blues riff! I don't want to tell you which songs stand out, because in all truthness, they are all equally brilliant. So just go and discover them and draw your own conclusions.
You almost want every person on the planet to know about this band, but then you take a moment to think about it, and you want to keep it how it is, a band nearly all to yourself!