Album
El Camino
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Artist
The Black Keys

El Camino by The Black Keys

The Black Keys - El Camino
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 14 reviews
2011 Ranking: #192 / 619
USER SCORE
82
Based on
68 ratings


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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
POPMATTERS

The brilliance of El Camino lies in the fact that it is still perfectly modern, a step in the direction of legitimizing the use of vocal effects, multi-tracking and ultimately catchy choruses

80
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

El Camino distills its predecessor’s high-octane fumes and high-profile influences into very nearly the Platonic ideal of rock and roll.

74
PITCHFORK

The riffs are glam-nasty, the lyrics sublimely knuckleheaded, the basslines nimble and bombastic, the mood frivolous and fun and unabashedly corny.

74
BEATS PER MINUTE

El Camino is aeons away from being revolutionary or influential, despite the public praise the album seems destined to receive.

70
MUSICOMH

El Camino sports a clearly defined sound that, despite a definite studio sheen, leaves just enough grit in the mix.

50
NO RIPCORD

The Black Keys have created a record that they believe is how a rock’n’roll record should sound, but without soul or sex or genuine sweet emotion.

USER REVIEWS

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DETAILS

RELEASED: December 6, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Nonesuch
PRODUCER: Danger Mouse, The Black Keys
GENRE: Rock
WEBSITE: www.theblackkeys.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 9 - American Songwriter
# 16 - Bigger Than The Sound
# 6 - MOJO
# 24 - Obscure Sound
# 22 - Paste
# 21 - Pazz and Jop
# 12 - Rolling Stone
# 36 - SPIN
# 35 - Spinner
MISC LISTS
# 6 - NPR Listeners
# 29 - Old Waver
# 29 - Pitchfork Readers
# 10 - TIME
TRACK LIST
  1. Lonely Boy 
  2. Dead and Gone 
  3. Gold on the Ceiling
  4. Little Black Submarines 
  5. Money Maker 
  6. Run Right Back 
  7. Sister 
  8. Hell of a Season 
  9. Stop Stop
  10. Nova Baby
  11. Mind Eraser
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Added on: October 10, 2011