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The Black Keys - Brothers
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 22 reviews
2010 Rank: #99 / 826
USER SCORE
81
Based on
207 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

The tough blues band of the Black Keys earliest records is back, but the group hasn’t forgotten what they’ve learned in their inwardly psychedelic mid-period.

rapmartin12
90
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Tighten Up
- The Only One
john95
81
The album that signalled their commercial breakthrough and, fortunately, one that's also really good. In my opinion, their best along with Rubber Factory.
Z.Younk
85
Even if you hate pop breakthroughs, you're unlikely to hate their new direction.
Tom Simmons
75
Fav Tracks: Howlin' For You, She's Long Gone, Black Mud, The Only One, Sinister Kid

Least Fav: These Days
SiberianBreaks
75
There are some solid tracks here. But the album felt a bit too lengthy for me. I also feel that they watered it down a bit. Still some tracks worth going back to.

Favourite tracks: Unknown Brother, Never Gonna Give You Up, Ten Cent Pistol, The Only One, Everlasting Light
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DETAILS

May 18, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nonesuch / Label
The Black Keys, Mark Neill, Danger Mouse / Producer
Rock / Genres
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# 12 - A.V. Club
# 3 - Amazon
# 1 - American Songwriter
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# 28 - Consequence of Sound
# 4 - Entertainment Weekly
# 5 - MOJO
# 33 - One Thirty BPM
# 46 - Paste
# 17 - PopMatters
# 11 - Q Magazine
# 6 - Rhapsody SoundBoard
# 2 - Rolling Stone
# 5 - Slant
# 30 - Spin
# 11 - Spinner
# 7 - Time
# 28 - Uncut
# 9 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 3 - NPR Listeners (Mid Year)
Track List
  1. Everlasting Light 
  2. Next Girl 
  3. Tighten Up 
  4. Howlin' for You 
  5. She's Long Gone 
  6. Black Mud 
  7. The Only One 
  8. Too Afraid to Love You 
  9. Ten Cent Pistol 
  10. Sinister Kid 
  11. The Go Getter 
  12. I'm Not the One 
  13. Unknown Brother 
  14. Never Gonna Give You Up 
  15. These Days