Top positive review
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on 13 April 2005
This is a behemoth of an album - a thrilling testament to pure ability, raw talent and an understanding of rhythm, rock and blues.
As a huge fan of anything blues and anything rock (from Jimi Hendrix to Kings of Leon to the excellent Mofro), I can heartily recommend this album. If you like your singers gruff, downtrodden (but fighting) and passionate about their music then you won't be disappointed. Dan Auerbach gives his sandpaper delivery enough punch to have you wishing you could do the same and questioning just how someone of his ethnicity manages to sound so good. On top of this, he lends beautiful guitar-work to every track, creating an individuality rarely seen outside of Hendrix performances (especially by the more mainstream acts such as Kings of Leon and others).
Patrick Carney provides ample drum work to back up each track and have you tapping along shamelessly in public places!
The fact that this album was reportedly recorded in just 14 hours of one day is astounding - and the result of such a feat is unquestionably great. Perhaps only the late, great Alice In Chains managed such a brilliant album in such a short space of time with their wonderful Jar Of Flies/Sap output; albeit in a different genre of music.
Get this now - you will not regret it. And while you're at it, check out Mofro's Lochloosa album.