It makes a skeptical fan like myself wonder if the Keys spent themselves creatively here, and if the next record will just be more back-to-basics trad-blues mediocrity. If the next Black Keys record builds on Brothers , though, they still have some good music ahead of them. Skip to content Search query All Results.
Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. 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. Report abuse. Well this is probably be the most amateur review however when requested to write one i couldnt resist. This album is my absolute favourite find of the year so far without a shadow of a doubt. Its varied from song to song, the only true similarity through the album is the quality of the songs Everlasting light starts us off in quite a subtle tone, none the less enjoyable and with some delightful vocals, "Let me be your everlasting light" comes out of me regularly in a replica fashion more than a few times a week.
Howling for you is a real high point for me, its leans towards a glam rock style heavey beat, soo catchy, so loud, fast paced always played at high volume for me and absolutely wonderful, i defy anyone who doesnt like this record. I also cant waffle on enough about Ten Cent Pistol, brings to mind cowboy gansters and attractive girls, very cool, beautiful guitar and belongs on a film soundtrack, i could see it fit nicely into a Tarantino, it would definately be in mine, if i were ever to make one Never gonna give you up, beautiful soul style lyrics, grainy yet silky smooth vocals, pure pleasure for the ears telling of true devotion, perfect!
Ending with These Days, so mellow so chilled, for some reason always make me think of the brilliant Albatross by Fleetwood Mac, the most appropriate song for lying in a field in the sun In summary a great album, money couldnt be spent more wisely, i advise to make the purchase!! The Black Keys have added white keys and now sound a complete band. Having been a fan of Magic Potion and Attack and Release for the simple beauty of the riffs, the catchiness of the songs and the invention displayed by this two piece, I like Brothers for its deliberately less White-Stripes approach.
Now they sound like a band, not some odd 3 wheeled vehicle, and they are all the better for it. A few detractors may criticize the more adult production, but I see it as inevitable progress.
I think Dan is one of the best riff writers ever, and the whole thing smacks of greater professionalism in a positive way. Still simple, bluesy, energetic and committed, this is one great record.
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Add to that the bass deficiency inside the control room, and you were forced to add back the lows that were missing in the first place. It was like magic. The group found their time at Muscle Shoals to be productive and inspirational, as they recorded all day in "a kind of focused frenzy" with a sense of immediacy. First few takes, we literally couldn't believe what we were hearing. Dan and Pat were kind of looking at each other saying, 'That doesn't even sound like us.
Due to the long hours working in the studio, Neill, Auerbach, and Carney generally only had time to kill at night when fewer retailers are open. There's nothing.
I told them that before we went out. Unless you want to go see a movie or something, or go to Walmart and stand around under the fluorescent lights. So what did we do? We went to Walmart. The band's manager had received a drunken voicemail from the band the night before asking for a harpsichord. The album's first single was " Tighten Up ", which became The Black Keys' most successful single to that point, being the group's first song to chart on and reach number one on the Alternative Songs and Rock Songs charts.
Horn of Buzzbin Magazine described the song: "The song intros with the distinct whistling from Ennio Morricone 's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly composition, backed up by Carney's monster thump drumming and Auerbach's soulful vocal offerings. As the label asked director Chris Marrs Piliero to do a placeholder video for "Tighten Up" as a teaser for the album, he made a low-budget video for the song, released in April , with The Black Keys alongside a dinosaur puppet named Frank.
Later that month, another Piliero teaser video was released, with Frank singing "Next Girl" alongside bikini-clad models. An official video for the song " Howlin' for You " was released on February 10, The band appeared as the musical guest on the American sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live on January 8, , performing "Howlin for You" and "Tighten Up". The album's art direction was designed by Michael Carney , the brother of drummer Patrick Carney. Michael wanted a change from their illustration-driven covers, and devised a simple approach, littered with messages that identify everything, such as the front saying, "This is an album by The Black Keys.
The name of this album is Brothers ". Nonesuch was initially perplexed, but once the label's marketing department approved it, he went with it. Michael said taking risks with an unconventional packaging added an incentive to purchasing physical copies, while acknowledging the minimalistic cover also helped with digital copies given "it does jump out on the iTunes page". The album was released as a inch double LP. When first opened, the label on the disc is almost entirely black.
However, the label is heat-sensitive and turns white when played in a disc player for a long enough time. The label can also be revealed by touching the disc. On finding the heat-sensitive ink Carney told the Los Angeles Times , "Before we started the design, I talked to the people [at the label] and said I'd heard of this ink. Literally, every ink supplier was contacted. People are really open to making new packaging.
Brothers garnered critical acclaim. Brothers was also the band's commercial breakthrough, as it sold over 73, copies in the United States in its first week and peaked at number three on the Billboard , their best performance on the chart to that point. All tracks are written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney , except where noted.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Black Keys. Blues rock garage rock. Retrieved February 6, October 26, Archived from the original on November 15, Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 12, After working out their conflict, he and Auerbach turned to a different kind of project: Blacroc , where they backed up rappers like Mos Def, RZA, and Raekwon on a series of hazy instrumentals. Auerbach, meanwhile, was on a journey of discovery.
We were listening to lots of stuff cut in Muscle Shoals. Lots of stuff cut in Memphis at Hi [Records]. Willie Mitchell productions, and then a lot of 45s. I bought it at Shangri-La Records in Memphis, and that was a huge influence, the whole year before Brothers.
It was just this little magic moment where the guitar is humming just right. Inside, Muscle Shoals was rich in memories — the AM-radio dynamite and landmark albums created there in the s, steeped in Southern blues, soul and country-funk — but not much else. It was more like our basement than anything. Honestly, it was very Black Keys. Still, the band discovered magic in the limitations. The lyrics mostly dealt with relationship turmoil.
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