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Brothers

The Black Keys

2010

Brothers

Album Summary

Brothers is the sixth studio album by American rock duo The Black Keys. Co-produced by the group, Mark Neill, and Danger Mouse, it was released on May 18, 2010 on Nonesuch Records. Brothers was the band's commercial breakthrough, as it sold over 73,000 copies in the United States in its first week and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, their best performance on the chart to that point. The album's lead single, "Tighten Up", the only track from the album produced by Danger Mouse, became their most successful single to that point, spending 10 weeks at number one on the Alternative Songs chart and becoming the group's first single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 87 and was later certified gold. The second single, "Howlin' for You", went gold as well. In April 2012, the album was certified platinum in the US by the RIAA for shipping over one million copies. It also went double-platinum in Canada and gold in the UK. In 2011, it won three Grammy Awards, including honors for Best Alternative Music Album.

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3.73

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4895

Genres

  • Rock
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This is an an album by The Black Keys. The rating for the album is 3 stars.

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Brothers sees Black Keys evolve and are aided superbly again by the exceptional Danger Mouse, Brothers sees The Black Keys toddle away from their mother blues into slightly different territory. The music is thinker with the use of more instrumentation and more layered sound. Stand-out tracks Everlasting Light and You're The Only One see Auerbach employing a great falsetto to his repertoire. Howlin For You sees wonderful glam drumming with only the obligatory "Hey" at the end of each bar missing. Though still heavily soaked in delta blues, this album is heavy on glam-rock licks and rhythm and is a pure joy to listen to. Its easy to criticise a band for trying to evolve and Black Keys succeed and pull it off, much to the chagrin of their obstructionist die hard fan base but so be it, they won't be missed. There's plenty on this album for those who feel Black Keys don't need to stray too far from their formula with I'm Not The One and Too Afraid To Love You both waving the Delta flag. I was a huge fan of the Black Keys before Brothers feeling that Attack And Release could not be topped (this after feeling the same about Rubber Factory). What's also great is that the US vinyl version of this record on nonesuch comes with a full cd promo of the album just like Attack And Release did. MP3 codes are good, but this is the real thing - add to this a massive fold out lyrics poster and the package is very good value. I can't recommend this version enough.

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5

Great album, very consistent all throughout, no noticable duds. I absolutely love The Black Keys' style. Immediatelly added this one to my collection. Saying all that I'm not 100% sure about my rating, it gets 5 stars as I imagine I'll only like it more with more listenings.

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5

One of my favorite albums, by one of my favorite bands. It's not as rough and raw as Thickfreakness, nor is it as polished and dreamy as Turn Blue. This album is perfectly in the middle, and perfectly situated the Black Keys as one of the best rock bands in a generation.

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5

I gotta say, that was pretty awesome. One of the best albums i've heard from this century, hands down.

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5

One of those bands whose every song is at least a three-star to my ears and each one is rather unique. Definitely enough 5-stars in here for me to rate the entire thing a 5.

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5

Still love this album. This time around gave me the opportunity to listen to it in its entirety from start to finish at least 5 times. So wonderful.

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5

Great album. Love every track.

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love the sound, interesting yet consistent rock style

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5

A+ album!

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5

Ugh, this is a great album! The blues, the backing tracks, the lyrics and vocals. Fantastic!

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5

One of my favourite albums

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5

Really enjoyed it. Didn't know I liked the black keys

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5

This album was super mainstream but I low key love it, maybe one song I’d skip on the whole thing.

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5

i love this album so much and i'm not even a dude who went through breakup

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5

The is really a fabulous album. The gritty blues rock is so well done... every song seems to find a groove and warrants a repeat listen. Having a hard time deciding between a 4 and a 5, but I think it shines well enough for the 5. Awesome.

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5

One of my all time favorite albums. Love the songs and the dynamics of the vocals. The guitar and drum sounds are quintessential bad ass Black Keys. The sleeper on this album is how well they incorporate the keys.

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5

Enjoyed the album a lot, I had heard a few black keys singles but I wasn’t very familiar with them.

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5

Wanted to give this album a 4.5/5, but I’ll give it a 5 because it kicks ass

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5

Great with depicting things they may have not experienced through the eyes of someone else and possibly all the feelings that come with those experiences. Listened to half the album in the shower and it seemed as though no matter how much soap I had lathered on me I could not wash away the grime and leather smell that was waving through my ear canal.

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I decided to renew my effort, and listened to most of it. I felt like half the songs were meant to be played with James Bond holding an assault rifle over his shoulder as he walks towards the camera and an explosion goes off behind him in slow motion. This is music for car commercials and ordering a Micheloeb Lite at the bar before going over to challenge the hot girl at a game of pool. The other half were fillers.

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J’adore cette albumm, je connaissais deja mais ca faisait du bien en 2010 d’avoir un bon son rock fuzze a la radio. El camino qui suit a continuer la tendance et cetst pourquoi cette albummse merite un 5

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5

I have heard a number of songs from this album but never listened to the whole album start to finish. I like how the Black Keys draw on classic rock and blues styles but bring something new to the table.

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5

Bleak, sketchy sounds few & far between from earlier albums. All great

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5

Tighten Up" Released: April 23, 2010 "Howlin' for You" Released: January 25, 2011 "Next Girl" Released:

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5

Great album, lots of powerful guitars, bold drums and distinctive vocals. Howling for you is by far the best track but generally, a great, powerful album

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5

j'adore

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5

Nick really liked this one

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5

Everything I want out of a garage rock album. Just solid crunchy guitar, bluesy licks, and ridiculously catchy hooks. This is the kind of album I'd have a CD of in the care and just vibe to every time I'm driving.

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5

This album just really strikes a mood for me on so many occasions.

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5

I FUCKING LOVE THIS

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5

Kids loved it - classic

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5

Love the Keys

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5

takes me back like 8 years

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5

10/10 would recommend again

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5

Don’t wanna like it this much but it’s just great

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5

Don’t like live recordings

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5

Classis album from them, on of their best

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5

Surprisingly fresh after 20 years

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5

10/10

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5

Very strong album. Great fuzz guitars, stellar songwriting. "Next girl" my favorite, but many bangers on it.

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5

Great Album, The Black Keys at their best.

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5

Such an outstanding album

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5

This is a near perfect album for me, and my favorite of the Black Keys albums. Not a single bad song here. I remember hearing Dan's falsetto for the first time on Everlasting light and just being amazed at what I was hearing.

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5

Awesome album. One of my favorites, I remember the first time listening to it with JJ in my jeep.

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5

Top notch album from start to finish

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5

Hard to imagine what it would feel like to listen to this one with fresh ears. This album is bluesy and lo-fi, but also forms the soundtrack to my 20's, and invariably my relationship with Scott. The Black Keys are one of the artists we shared an enjoyment of when we met, exemplified by this album. Next Girl, Howlin' for You, and Tighten Up I liked in the pre-Scott era of my life. Together, I've grown to love Sinister Kid and Ten Cent Pistol for long car rides. The pandemic, stay home life, and turning 30 brought me to a place to really appreciate Everlasting Light, Black Mud, and Never Gonna Give You Up.

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5

The Black Keys are one of my favourite artists, amazing album. Love the bluesy rock, love the groove. Favourite songs: difficult to choose, I enjoyed them all, but Everlasting light, 10 cent pistol and I'm not the one

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5

Very consistent, enjoyable album. Many more highs than lows. Favourite Tracks: Everlasting Light, Ten Cent Pistol, These Days

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5

It's a solid album front to back, not surprised, but pleased with the content.

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5

I like how this album brings the bass fuzz on Next Girl and is very comfortable in it's sonic atmosphere. Howlin For You is an excellent showcase of the power of this sound. I like Too Afraid To Love You, though it leans in heavy on a 60s nostalgia vibe. I love the story about the band getting plastered and asking their manager for a harpsichord. recorded at Muscle Shoals. I go back and forth on whether this is a 4 or a 5. I will be generous this morning.

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My first 5/5

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This, aside from being the most creative and layered, both musically and instrumentally, album from the Black Keys, it holds a special place in my heart. I discovered this in a truly rough time, maybe the roughest I have ever experienced... and I got through, while this was on everyday. Great powerful and emotionally on point songs. An utter and absolute classic of indie music.

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Great

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Very nice sound!

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Iconic

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5

Solid songs. The mix of blues and supersaturated fuzz distortion is unique and innovative, it's chilling and energetic at the same time. The consistency of the entire album is surprising.

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5

Oh this was always gonna be a 5/5 for me. Banger after banger, I love this one and Tighten Up stills hits like a truck

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5

Starting to become a big fan of the black keys. Another great album from them. So much great songs on here. Favourite songs: - Everlasting light - Tighten up - Howlin’ for you - Never gonna give you up

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5

Amazing

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5

Really good stuff. Modern blues-rock.

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Ne bi bas mogla nekom reci da je album definitivno savršena petica ali je nostalgija jača od mene same.

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5

Excelent album.

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5

Love this album. This is the one that first drew me to the Black Keys. Good one to start with

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5

Loved it, feel like a badass

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These guys were/are just an incredible band. I've kind of written them off over the past 10 years or so but listening to this earlier stuff always makes me so happy. Crazy that it took 6 albums before they had a real mainstream breakout. They ground it out as a small time act for a long time. Now I have to go back and listen to the previous 5 albums

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Groovin'

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5

Solid.

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5

Tight from top to bottom

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5

One I own and want on vinyl. Love it

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Agradable, fácil de escuchar, rock sin pretensiones, un Discazo

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5

One of the Best albums of the 2010s and a big album for me. I remember being super excited about this initially. Two young white guys making blues music in 2010? Incredible (maybe would have found this less so if I had more context of what else was out there). It sounds modern and classic at the same time. Next Girl and She's Long Gone are both searing, These Days and Everlasting Light are beautifully wilting, and Never Gonna Give You Up is a fantastic cover. Tighten Up is actually one of my least favorite songs on the record but I wonder if it was just because it was so overplayed. This is the Black Keys' best album and will almost certainly remain so as time passes. I'm upset it's not on the RS list so glad to see it here.

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5

Excellent all the way through. Bluesy and soulful rock and roll with a very distinctive sound

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5

Hard not to like a good tough blues disc with hard rock elements. Doesn’t resonate with me as much as Rubber Factory, but we are talking about from levels of greatness. The Black Keys have a deep appreciation for classic rock and the blues and bring those elements forward in a manner that essentially creates a new genre.

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5

Great album that we already have on CD and Vinyl. I'll rock it post haste

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5

A classy. In the collection

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Fantastic. Playing within blues with overlays of almost a reggae feel but not enough to be obnoxious. “Howling’ for You” is wonderful example of that. I downloaded this album halfway through and listened to it twice in a row. Solid piece of work.

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Beh vabbè questo è una bomba non c'è neanche da discutere

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I already know I'm gonna dig this. It's The Black Keys, ffs. Let's go. (Listening to Tighten Up) Deliciously funky, filthy blues tunes? Fuckin' sign me up, man. (Listening to Black Mud) I wasn't expecting a blues guitar instrumental and I'm here for it. (Listening to Too Afraid To Love You) Dan's voice is so visceral. (Listening to Sinister Kid) Goddamn this one's funky. This is heist music. (Listening to Unknown Brother) Am I crying during a sick-ass guitar solo? Yes. Yes I am. God this song hurts. (Listening to These Days) It was a good idea to listen to this before bed. Especially when an album closes out with such a chill track. I knew I'd like this album. I was right.

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5

Great album. Love the classic garage band vibes. Very raw and rustic, but full sound.

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5

If T Rex and Hendrix had ever collaborated, it would have produced this album. This album got me through a really dark place. Pardon my biased love.

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One of my favorite bands, still trying to catch them live. The first half of this album was hit after hit

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5

Loved it

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5

True masterpiece

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Fantastisch wat deze 2 met enkel een drum en gitaar kunnen doen! Fenomenaal album, en de droge hoes maakt het alleen maar beter

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5

It isn't just that this music is bluesy. It's that most of their songs have a really hook that is unique and keeps you wanting to listen to the song repeatedly. The only thing that grates on me is the distortion value of the vocals on EVERY song.

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5

I hadn't listened to this in over a decade so thank you for the reminder. I can't fault it. It's so good.

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5

There aren't enough stars that I can give. I love the Keys since their first album and I love Dan's solo stuff. MORE~!

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5

Liked it, would listen and download

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I remember when this album came out, I thought it was the bees knees! still think it is a very good and solid album, but not as in love with it as I first was.

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I think this is the album before they lost the plot. Lot of fun bluesy, funky tracks on this one. Favorite tracks: "Next Girl", "Sinister Kid"

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A couple of songs that I've heard in like trailers and commercials! Never heard the album, not bad.

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Good stuff. Gotta listen to it again

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Enjoyed it, sleazy and funky, but also quite forgettable.

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A mix of blues and the back-half of the grunge era of rock music.

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Me likely. Everything is distorted and has just enough edge. Will probably add to my library.

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4

This was actually the first time I listened to this and I liked it a very decent amount.

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4

The Black Keys are great. Good, chill, cool rock that's fun to listen to.

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Fav Song: Unknown Brother

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Quick playing album. I liked the hard blues in the beginning and some softer blues at the end

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4

Good aughts vibes. I'd never listened all the way through.

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This is the album that sent the Black Keys into superstardom. The first half of this is single after single of pop-blues rock. I do think this album suffers from being too long and a lot of the second half could’ve been cut as b-sides. This isn’t my favorite Black Keys album, but is probably the one I’d recommend if somehow you had not heard them. Favorite track: Sinister Kid Least favorite track: Never Gonna Give You Up

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4

It's a pretty chilled listen. Just a shame the remaster is still such poor audio quality.

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4

Classic. Lyrics felt relatable to Taylor situation

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4

Black keys are good

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4

Excellent album. Great songs, great guitar work. 4 stars.

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I’m not used to the genre of music but it was pretty cool, actually added a song or two to my Apple Music!

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4

Love this album.

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4

Bängeri Skön Garage/blues/indie/whatever genreskit

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4

This album is pure joy :D

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4

Wow, an old favorite. I went through a Black Keys binge phase when I discovered them in college, and I still think they're a fantastic rock duo. Brothers isn't my favorite of their albums, but I understand the selection because this was their breakthrough and it's got a crazy roster of hits. The opening four-track run is pretty insane. This album (or the Black Keys in general) is the kind of thing you show to your uncle who says rock died in the '80s. Favorite tracks: Howlin' for You, Everlasting Light, Black Mud, Next Girl, Tighten Up. Album art: Sort of creative by being uncreative. Black and pink color scheme is always good, but I never dug this one very much. Probably part of the reason I gravitated to other Black Keys albums more. 4/5

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Ah man. I saw the Keys the year after this came out. What a phenomenal concert, even if it was at the Target Center. I must have put holes in the CD from the amount of times I've heard this. One of the standout features on my iPod Nano. It's as good as I remember it. The crunchy guitars and the lilting vocals are bluesy and kinetic. But it's hard to deny the little weird sections, the fadeins of other songs. The crazy distortion on the guitars. It's a warm blanket. If a warm blanket was made of singing about being a vindictive cowboy.

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4

Good stuff

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4

Quite delicious garage and blues sound. Relatively new to me. Curious for their earlier stuff.

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What a great rock album, the one which put them in the spotlight and probably their best

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Soulful garage rock. Infectious grooves over a bed of rock-solid bass and drums with some interesting and sparse overlays (synth, guitar flourishes, etc). Nice vocalizations. A good listen from start to finish, few if any weak moments. Didn't blow my mind but it's an album I can come back to.

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"I wanted love, I needed love Most of all, most of all Someone said true love was dead And I'm bound to fall, bound to fall" (Tighten Up) "And that's me, that's me The boy with the broken halo" (Sinister Kid) Ningún disco de The Black Keys va a ser tan bueno como aquel que contenga Lonely Boy, pero es un buen intento.

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4

Not bad for a couple of guys who Seem to have a “let’s drink some beer in the garage” vibe. I like the bluesy rock with a bit of bluegrass in there somewhere. ‘Ten Cent Pistol’ was my favorite track and I also really liked the instrumental ‘Black Mud’. Brought back memories of watching them open for the Black Crows at a MN State fair show about a decade+ ago. Good stuff.

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4

I really like the Black Keys (although they gave one of the worst festival shows I have seen). Solid album throughout with Sinister Kid being the late album standout for me.

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I really enjoyed it They'll make you think making music is easy And that you can use a broken mic

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4

Ya había escuchado The Black Keys, pero no le había prestado mucha atención a este álbum. 7/10

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4

This is a record that works almost at every time. I remember this being released and becoming an instant classic.

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4

Nice.

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Nice

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talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, shit on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it.

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4

Amazing album, a personal favorite of my dad. Fav tracks include Everlasting Light, Tighten Up, Howlin' for You, She's Long Gone, The Only One, Ten Cent Pistol, and These Days. No tracks are bad really, just not as good as the other ones. If you liked this one do yourself a favor and listen to El Camino as well, my dad loved that album too. 8.5/10

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4

Klingt Retro, ist aber vergleichsweise neu. Gewinnt durch Vertrautheit.

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4

7/10 Buenas fusiones y ritmo.

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I knew Lonely Boy, now I’m really curious about this band.

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Bajos pronunciados y distorsión a lo que marca, es como pegarle un mordisco a una esponjilla de alambre: una maravilla. Por como están hechos los trabajos vocales, la estética juvenil-intrépida te llega como parece ser la intención. Te hace sentir cual si fuera una película de acción sobre asaltantes de banco.

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4

Listened to it before and still holds up. We don't get raw rock and roll like this anymore

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4

Pretty good 4/5

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Track 1 4/5 Track 2 5/5 Track 3 4/5 Track 4 5/5 Track 5 4/5 Track 6 5/5 Track 7 3/5

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4

Wayyyyyy better than the first album. I genuinely enjoyed it

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4

Right day for this album. Good lyics good instrumentals

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4

Good driving tunes. Recognised a lot more than i expected.

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4

A mostly-solid album, and a great example of modern pop-blues. Fantastic opener "Everlasting Light," which makes brilliant use of a few simple parts. Continues with another three amazing tracks before taking a dip. Truthfully, this record is front- and back-loaded. Save a few highlights the middle is kind of a slog, and I could easily see tracks like "Black Mud" relegated to B-side / bonus track status. The 10-or-so great tracks are screaming out for a tighter record to live in.

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4

Solid Album from the black keys

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4

Never listened to this before but I can see this being a grower and will be on my rotation.

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4

I like the style, but the vocal effect is a little abrasive after a while. I’d be interested in hearing more of their stuff though

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4

Good but not great. Some pretty forgettable songs on here. The good ones are really good though. "Ten Cent Pistol" is probably my favorite, but the most popular are probably "Howlin' For You", "Next Girl" and "Tighten Up" which are all also pretty great. Could skip the rest and not miss anything.

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Moneen kertaan ennenki kuultu levy. Todella lähellä viittä tähteä, mut pieni ripaus sitä jotain lisää tarvittais

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En ole aikasemmin suuremmin TBK:sta perustanut, mutta tätä levyä tuli luukutettua videopelin taustamusana ja meno oli chilliä. Ei paskoja biisejä ja hyvä kokonaisuus.

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4

Some bops on here, but how much ye olde timey microphone shit do I need to listen to?

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4

Fand ich erst langweilig, zündet erst nach dem ersten Hören.

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4

Rocking, really enjoyed

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4

Es uno de mis discos favoritos de su época: sólido, variado, con canciones pegajosas que puedes escuchar casi en cualquier momento y caen bien. Aunque para estas alguras los Black Keys ya se habían alejado un poquito del concepto inicial de tener únicamente guitarra y batería (ya se notan arreglos en teclados y otras cosas) aún conservan la onda bluesera con garage que los identifica en un principio. Escuché también la versión Deluxe y está buena para fans pero son demasiadas canciones para un solo jalón y al final podría cansar.

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4

Este es una chulada de disco. No conozco TODA la discografía de Black Keys, pero lo que me gusta de las canciones que conozco es ese componente "sucio" de su música. No es precisamente "garage rock", porque está producido en estudio, pero tampoco suena del todo limpio, y eso lo hace agradable. Creo que si le hubieran quitado algunas canciones al disco habría quedado mucho mejor, pero aún así es bastante bueno. Como nota adicional (y que no tiene que ver con la calificación), siempre me ha impresionado que esta banda sea (o fuera) de dos personas.

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¿Qué hizo que este disco fuera distinto al resto del grupo de garage revival que nos ha tocado como para que me agradara tanto? En realidad no estoy 100% seguro, quizá es el punto que por lo que leo ya era su sexto disco. Posiblemente el hecho de que aquí se escucha un poco de más atención a su sonido y que no solo se siente como la manera fácil y rápida de hacer música de moda, nomás con que suene asi a "garash loufai ya la hicimos" tenga que ver. Está también el punto que aunque en parte tiene mucho ese sonido diría que muchas de las canciones se sienten mas revival de rock setentero, entre hard rock y psicodelia casi ácido más que revival de bandas garage. Me agrada que las letras no están tan simples como la mayoría de esas bandas, la música es variada, hay desde canciones como Howlin For You que parecen diseñadas por un publicista para pegarte directo en el tallo cerebral y estar hechas para ponerlas directo en un comercial, hasta algo como Too Afraid to Love que parece The Animals o Ten Cent Pistol que pudieras hablarle a Morrison y presumirle cómo puedes hacer canciones en su estilo quizá mejor que él. Me agrada haber por fin encontrado un grupo de toda esta sección enorme de estilo que pegó tanto del que puedo honestamente decir que me gusta mucho.

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4

1st song has the same feel as T Rex ... Mambo Sun. Then a couple hits that I recognize. So far I like the slow bluesy feel of this album. The Only One stands out so far. As does the follow up track; Too Afraid to Love, and it actually continues pretty much all the way through slow burn closet These Days. An excellent album 4 🌟

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4

banger, zero skips

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Can’t beat The Big Come Up, Thickfreakness, and Rubber Factory for nasty — but Brothers has got groove. Deep cut pick: These Days

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4

Yup

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4

There are some great tracks here.

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4

4.5/5 Terrific album. It's been a while since I've listened to The Black Keys, and I have actually never listened to Brothers until today. Dan Auerbach is an oft-overlooked guitarist, who takes advantage of his cache of vintage instruments to sustain the group's unique sound during the 2000 - the garage-band 1960s meets post-90s grunge. Catchy songs, but never trite. Good stuff.

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Beggining of the album consists of well known song, but I don't like them too much, so I didn't like it from the start. The other part seems much more interesting to me. Starting from "the only one". Drop one star for the beggining.

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4

Нужно послушать)

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4

-Not as bad as I thought it would be -I liked Too Afraid To Love You & Unknown Brother -Good music to listen to while I wear my leather jacket

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4

Pretty good. Some songs great. I wouldn't have searched them out, so this site will really expose me to new music. Loved "These Days"

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4

Not really my genre but enjoyed nonetheless

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4

I listened to a lot of crap when this came out, so I was afraid that a fresh listen would reveal it to be the same. It holds up. What a great sound they have. Best track: Howlin' For You

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4

First time I've listened to this album; I'm glad I did. All the great Black Keys ingredients

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4

I've always liked this album, but I definitely prefer Turn Blue

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4

Fantastic album that had somehow passed me by. Will listen again and again

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4

Not bad, though I don't know that I would want to own this one.

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4

Really unique album. No other sound like it and I really like that. The instrumentals are really good, and feel very garage-y and bluesy in their performance and production. Good job black keys

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4

I just love how the album cover is straight to the point and simple, yet unique. The music is consistently good and though I only loved a few tracks, it will be played a lot in the future.

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4

an oh yeah I forgot about this album yes

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4

It's rare for an album to not have a single bad track, these are all bangers and I think I've heard every single one on indie radio at some point. Hugely influential in some circles and brought back a bit more blues-y guitar into the indie mainstream. Hard to rate since I've heard it so many times, I will go with 4.5 down to 4.

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Man this is a total 3.5 for me. I like it but perhaps not as much as their first few albums. They are a very sonically consistent band which is sort of a blessing and a curse. I do like their general sound, but on the other hand no individual tracks really stick out to me more than the others. I'm going to be generous and round up to 4 because I absolutely love the simplicity and directness of the album cover - at once both bold and humble - which would also work as a pretty apt description of their sound.

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4

Solid, reliable

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4

A regular listen on the car stereo rotation. Love this stuff.

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4

Fun

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4

Amazing start to the album. Thought it would be 5 stars but there were some weaker tracks in the second half. Loved the heavy bluesy sound

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4

Is quite a vibe that can't find anywhere else. Refined arrangement

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4

Good album. I like it

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4

album one, una stella in meno per eccessivi assoli chitarrosi

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4

buen disco para poner mientras haces una tortilla

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4

nice bluerock with a style filled with soft distortion decent album

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4

Great

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4

Great

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4

This was a big surprise. I basically liked every song. Always believed that they were a White Stripes wanna be band, without having listened to their music. They deserve more of my attention. 4 🌟

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4

Pretty good

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4

Above average rock album. Few tracks were a little boring, others are timeless.

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4

Great album

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4

Hadn’t heard of them but they were good

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4

Rival sons-esque, liked it, gonna give some of their other stuff a whirl based off that album

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4

Probably my favorite Black Keys project, just a lot of feeling bottled into these tracks

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4

One of The Black Keys' best albums for sure. This album is just wall to wall killer rock. I love it.

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4

Great great album. Loved it when it came out

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4

Riktigt bra skit 😀

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4

I was familiar with a few songs from The Black Keys so I knew the general vibe of the band. On my first listen this wasn't a love connection... Fortunately I gave this another listen and the second time around enjoyed it quite a bit more. The soulful bluesy feel is pleasant and while it was a little long to attend to closely I did enjoy having it on. I like the single "Tighten Up" a lot, but I was surprised to prefer the dreamier songs like "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "These Days." "Howlin' For You" is a good song but I think I'm a bit tired of it as I heard it a lot on TV commercials.

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"Lonely Boy" from their album after this one has been a favorite song of mine in my playlists. I was glad to go a bit deeper into The Black Keys' music with their breakthrough album. I enjoy their blues rock sound. "Tighten Up" and "Howling for You" were justified hits, and the latter has earned its place in sports arenas. Besides these, I enjoyed "Sinister Kid" quite a bit. I now really want to listen to "El Camino" and see where they went from there.

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4

Always liked this one

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4

Yeah, excellent

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4

Bangers through and through

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4

I was burned out on this album around the time of its release, but I really enjoyed listening to it. Still dig the Keys’ early stuff best, but this is solid all the way through with some great, standout tunes. Next Girl, Howlin’ for You, Never Gonna Give You Up.

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4

I enjoyed this a lot, but I couldn't shake the feeling it was just a bit to engineered.

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4

Better and rougher than el camino, but there's still a softness to the Black Keys that I bounce off of

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4

Huh. Never listened to the Black Keys before but there's a certain pulsing smokiness to their music that I enjoy. That said, for me this album isn't a banger-after-banger situation. Despite that, though, tracks verge from sorrowful to sexy and back again. Definitely worth a listen and maybe even a few re-listens. Fave track: Howlin' for You. There's a certain sexy, wailing quality to the treble. It shouldn't work but it does. Probably thanks to the counterbalance with the percussion.

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