Track List


Hard Row

Set You Free

Midnight in Her Eyes

Have Love Will Travel

Hurt Like Mine

Everywhere I Go

No Trust

If You See Me

Hold Me in Your Arms

I Cry Alone

The Black Keys - Thickfreakness (LP)
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Record Label: Fat Possum

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Akron, Ohio's Black Keys offer crunchy, riff-heavy blues-rock that is remarkably rich and textured, particularly when one considers that they are merely a duo. Continuing in the vein of their 2002 debut, The Big Come Up, this sophomore album leavens their garage blues with enough innovation to keep things interesting, taking full advantage of Dan Auerbach’s full-throated growl. Particularly appealing are "Hard Row," which lurks somewhere between Cream and punk rock, the strong stomp of "Everywhere I Go," and the irresistible guitar riff that graces "If You See Me." The Black Keys might be covering familiar territory, but they do it so well--and with so much invention--that one is inclined to yield it to them and see what they do with it.