Dropout Boogie

The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2022 Ratings: #251 / 330
User Score
Based on 193 ratings
2022 Ratings: #321
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Classic Rock

Cooking up a storm, Ohio blues-rockers The Black Keys go back to basics on Dropout Boogie.

80
Uncut

The Black Keys blaze through their history and influences on their11th album, kicking off their victory tour with "Wild Child", whose kitchen-sink arrangement recalls 2011’s El Camino, their first LP after setting up shop in Nashville.

80
American Songwriter

Fame, fortune and influence haven’t dulled their initial impulses, something made clear on the hypnotic unvarnished vibe created throughout the superb Dropout Boogie.

80
Northern Transmissions
What I appreciate about both Auerbach and Carney these days is how they walk the path of trying out new ideas while maintaining their artistic foundation, which can be a hard thing to do.
80
AllMusic
As the record swiftly spins through these production and melodic hooks, it gives the impression of a jukebox filled with a bunch of excavated gems, and that's not a bad comfort zone for the Black Keys at all.
70
Rolling Stone
The arena-garage-rock duo channel their “inner ZZ Top” into some of the stickiest alt-boogie of their career, and even bring on ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to help out.
70
DIY
This might actually be the most varied record they’ve made in a decade.
70
PopMatters

Primarily fashioned in Southern rock and soul jams, the Black Keys’ Dropout Boogie will make you do what the name suggests: boogie.

60
Mojo

The melodies and fire return in Baby I’m Coming Home, but held up against their past triumphs, Dropout Boogie often sounds half-cooked.

60
NME
The Ohio blues-rockers pack a familiar swagger on their 11th studio album, which nods to the greats of rock'n'roll, but they still know how to throw a party.
60
Pitchfork
Even with the help of outside songwriters and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, the blues-rock duo can’t help reverting to the same old same old.
60
The Observer
There are great moments, and some inane ones too, on the US rockers’ 11th studio album.
mikehermida
76

Cool, bluesy, funky, bouncy album that is nothing more or less than an enjoyable fun LP. Go and enjoy!

Essential Track - Wild Child

Flomink
69

3000 ratings special thingy

3000 seems like a big number, and when I started really exploring music back in 2016/2017, it's about how many songs I had amassed in total. Now that number has since passed 25,000 and counting and there are still hundreds of albums with their own songs on my list that I want to listen to. I often think back to the time before I started using Spotify and really obsessing over the music I listen to. It feels like each album I listened to stuck with me a lot more, ... read more

Tielur
60

It is so cool that The Black Keys can make the same album over and over again and some how I'll still boogie to it. That being said, this is nothing special nor is it anything bad.

GabrielDiablo
84

Very good

69420JMAN69420
42

Eh always hated the black keys. This doesn’t seem to be changing my opinion.

DreFoster
50

You know blues is dead when an album that isnt close to blues is labeled as blues

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Added on: March 10, 2022