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  • Vinyl (8 Aug. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B0018F2WNE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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The vinyl version includes alternate versions of Heavy Soul,She Said She Said."Rawboned blues duo the Black Keys hail from Akron,Ohio,but a listen to The Big Come Up suggests the Keys may have been raised by Mississippi ridge-runners. While Dan Auerbach's overdriven ax is powered by the same internal-combustion engine that drove blues legends Junior Kimbrough and Fred McDowell,this is no po-faced retro show. There's Wu-Tang Clan-schooled funk in drummer Patrick Carney's fatback beats,and on the cranked-up "Countdown," Auerbach suppresses a sob with the droll closing couplet,"You stole my heart and damn near drove me mad/I gotta get back home to my mom and dad." From the truthfully titled "Heavy Soul" to a devolved,choogling cover of the Beatles' "She Said,She Said," this is a righteous choice for rock debut of the year. In a world gone White Stripes crazy,save room in your heart and CD wallet for the Black Keys." - Peter Relic/Rolling Stone"What frontman Dan Auerbach does is make Leslie West seem like an underrated genius. Moreover,Auerbach has an intriguing vocal delivery: Instead of sounding like a white dude trying to sing like a black guy,he sounds like a white dude trying to sing like some other white dude who's trying to sing like a black guy. Here again,I'm not sure how this became desirable. Cagily produced by untrained drummer (i.e.,former guitar player) Patrick Carney,The Big Come Up can essentially be defined by its four strongest songs: "I'll Be Your Man" (sort of a pseudo-sexy mid-tempo Otis Redding homage),"The Breaks" (sort of a Boss Hog number,I think),"Leavin' Trunk" (sort of "Mississippi Queen," minus the sort of),and a better-than-solid Beatles cover ("She Said,She Said"). So I suppose nobody is ever gonna accuse these rubber city rebels of being overly creative (it doesn't help that they've picked a name for their band that starts with the word "The" and follows with the name of a color). But right now,that's as irrelevant as the memory of 1979; this is one of the five best records of 2002,and bass players everywhere should continue to grow nervous." - Chuck Klosterman/The Village Voice"There is something hugely satisfying about the unfettered moans of a vintage Fender Telecaster. For some solid sonic evidence,look no further than the gutsy 2002 debut of Ohio blues duo,The Black Keys. If youre not hooked by the time Dan Auerbach finger-picks his way into the whining guitar groove of opener Busted,then the delivery of his sandpaper vocal drawl ably assisted by Patrick Carneys whiplash drumming and medium fidelity production will assure you that,in the US Midwest,they still keep their blues traditionally bottled. And therein lies the key to The Black Keys brilliance,the ability to make exciting new tunes sound raw and well-travelled,without falling into lame pastiche or parody. Check out the woozy,melodic leanings of Yearnin or the straight-out garage barnstorm of Ill Be Your Man both tracks successfully fusing valve-humming coo

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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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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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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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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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The two guys who make up The Black Keys - the best blues-rock band since Free? - are from Akron, Ohio. This was their debut, and it would have made Son House, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy or the Wolf proud. I bet Paul Rodgers recognises a kindred spirit in singer extraordinaire Dan Auerbach too (heard more obviously on their album Magic Potion).
Most of this is gritty, basic down-the-line blues, but to my eternal delight they also do an effectively rudimentary version of the Beatles' slightly obscure She Said, She Said, a favourite of mine by the Fab Four, done to a turn by the fab two.
I love the Black Keys, have five of their albums, listen to them often, and am so happy to now have this tremendous opening salvo by the men from Akron who sing and play dirty blues like it ought to be played, and these days rarely is.

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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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