donderdag 1 december 2011

The Black Keys – El Camino

The Black Keys – El Camino
Nonesuch – 2011
Rock, Blues, Garage, Soul
Rated: ****

We stamp, stomp and march further accompanied by new tunes from The Black Keys. On their seventh album El Camino we are treated to some more of their blues and rock outlines with that dusty retro feel. And between those lines they use a massive amount of colors to give it that dazzling rainbow look. We hear sounds from some old Mexican mariachi band, holy sounds from distant gospel and psychedelics from long lost hippies. All mashed together with that distinctive Black Keys soul. This one is made for the road; it has that definite highway and mountain trail feeling. You see the landscape blaze passed in a current of an impressive amount of different horizons. As if traveling in the back of al old van while looking through a trunk of everything rock music has ever had to offer and picking out exactly those ingredients needed at that exact moment in time… Fuck subtlety; we play what we need when we need it…

1 opmerking:

  1. A great new album. Although maybe not as good as the former?