2010's Brothers by The Black Keys proved to be a pivotal moment in their career. After the Danger Mouse produced Attack & Release brought a little more attention the Keys they decided to continue working with producers in the mold of that record. 2009 found the two members, guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, experiencing a communication breakdown due to Carney's relationship with his wife. Carney eventually divorced from his wife and Carney and Auerbach realized the importance of their band. The duo reconvened in Alabama to work on Brothers, recording at the Muscle Shoals Odyssey Studio. The result was their most commercial and critical success to date. You're probably familiar with their Gary Glitter aping "Howlin' For You" and the Danger Mouse produced "Tighten Up" which went on to win the Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Along with that they also picked up the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album. The record's packaging serves as an ode to one of their greatest influences, Howlin' Wolf. Includes CD of the album, along with a giant poster with a black and white photo of the band on one side, with lyrics and credits on the other.
- music label: Nonesuch 2010
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 01/2013
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