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The Black Keys: “El Camino”

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Fame has indeed changed Ohio’s most famous bluesy duo, not necessarily for the worst.

The Black Keys El camino reviewBack in the days, you couldn’t find anything but voice, guitar and drums on a Black Keys record. These times are no longer : the bluesiest duo around has changed its game. Of course they can still whip up a dirty blues (‘Lonely Boy’), but it’s not “El Camino’s” main attraction. This is about soulful keyboards (‘Gold On The Ceiling’) and making sure you’ll get their songs stuck in your head forever (‘Run Right Back’). This is, in fact, the best and most contemporary Black music record two white boys have ever made, which is something The Clash used to do pretty well. And they were four.

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Written by Benoit Rajalu

December 10, 2011 at 18:36

Posted in Reviews

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