NPR music has another great first listen: this time it’s the Black Keys’ new album ‘Brothers‘.
May 18th, the album will be released. For now, enjoy NPR’s player.
I highly recommend a thorough analysis of the album. NPR describes the album as “strong stuff [...] with more of an R&B influence. The album was recorded mostly in a studio dripping with the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and The Rolling Stones (circa Sticky Fingers), and even finds The Black Keys covering soul singer Jerry Butler.” Another worthy detail provided by NPR, the song “Tighten Up” is produced by Danger Mouse, an Economic Word favourite.
I love the bluesy-soulfulness of the album.
So far, my grade is between a solid A- and an A.