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I’m not the most music savvy person, so I don’t write album reviews, but this time I was inspired.

The Black Keys have been around since 2001, and I dig ’em, but I always forget about them. Their new album “Brothers,” made me remember. Well, the album isn’t fresh-off-the-press new, but I’m slow to the punch in the music world, so give me a break. Anyway, I’m digging their sixth album. It’s been on repeat in the car for a week.

The band is Dan Auerbach (left) on guitar and vocals and Patrick Carney(right) on drums.

The Black Keys

Their alternative blues, kind of indie style has grit, soul, depth and real character. The lyrics are simple, but genius. Catchy, but not expected. Soulful, but with an edge.

That’s as much music talk I can do without reaching for some vague metaphors about how rockin’ the album is, so let me just cut to the chase.

Here are my favorite tracks on the album:

Everlasting Light

Let me be your everlasting light
The sun when there is none
I’m a Shepard for you
And I’ll guide you through
Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light
A train going away from pain
Love is the coal
That makes this train roll
Let me be your everlasting light

It’s a fan video, but there isn’t a music video for this one. Plus, they sound good live anyway. More to love.


Next Girl

Well, the look on the cake
It ain’t always the taste
My ex-girl she had
Such a beautiful face
I wanted love
But not for myself
But for the girl
So she could love herself

Oh my next girl
Will be nothing like my ex-girl
I made mistakes back then
I’ll never do it again
With my next girl
She’ll be nothing like my ex-girl
It was a painful dance
And I got a second chance

And they have a sense of humor


Tighten Up

I wanted love
I needed love
Most of all
Most of all
Someone said true love was dead
And I’m bound to fall
Bound to fall for you
Oh what can I do

Take my badge
But my heart remains
Loving you, baby child
Tighten up on you reins
Your runnin’ wild
Runnin’ wild
It’s true

And the best video…


According to Wiki, “‘Brothers’ sold over 73,000 copies in its first week giving it a #3 rank on the Billboard Albums chart, their highest rank yet.” So congrats, Black Keys on some kick ass tunes and thanks for some summer listening. Also, thanks for using Cooper Black on your oh-so-clever album cover.

The Black Keys Brothers

"Brothers" released on May 18, 2010.

I can’t make any of their shows, but they’re on tour if you want to catch ’em.

Let me be your everlasting light
The sun when there is none
Im a Shepard for you
And Ill guide you through
Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light
Ill hold and never scold
In me you can confide
When no ones by your side
Let me be your everlasting light

Oh baby, cant you see?
Im shining just for you
Loneliness is over
Dark days are through
Theyre through

Let me be your everlasting light
A train going away from pain
Love is the coal
That makes this train roll
Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light

Be your everlasting light

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I’m not the most music savvy person, so I don’t write album reviews, but this time I was inspired.

The Black Keys have been around since 2001, and I dig ’em, but I always forget about them. Their new album “Brothers,” made me remember. Well, the album isn’t fresh-off-the-press new, but I’m slow to the punch in the music world, so give me a break. Anyway, I’m digging their sixth album. It’s been on repeat in the car for a week.

The band is Dan Auerbach (left) on guitar and vocals and Patrick Carney(right) on drums.

The Black Keys

Their alternative blues, kind of indie style has grit, soul, depth and real character. The lyrics are simple, but genius. Catchy, but not expected. Soulful, but with an edge.

That’s as much music talk I can do without reaching for some vague metaphors about how rockin’ the album is, so let me just cut to the chase.

Here are my favorite tracks on the album:

Everlasting Light

Let me be your everlasting light
The sun when there is none
I’m a Shepard for you
And I’ll guide you through
Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light
A train going away from pain
Love is the coal
That makes this train roll
Let me be your everlasting light

It’s a fan video, but there isn’t a music video for this one. Plus, they sound good live anyway. More to love.


Next Girl

Well, the look on the cake
It ain’t always the taste
My ex-girl she had
Such a beautiful face
I wanted love
But not for myself
But for the girl
So she could love herself

Oh my next girl
Will be nothing like my ex-girl
I made mistakes back then
I’ll never do it again
With my next girl
She’ll be nothing like my ex-girl
It was a painful dance
And I got a second chance

And they have a sense of humor


Tighten Up

I wanted love
I needed love
Most of all
Most of all
Someone said true love was dead
And I’m bound to fall
Bound to fall for you
Oh what can I do

Take my badge
But my heart remains
Loving you, baby child
Tighten up on you reins
Your runnin’ wild
Runnin’ wild
It’s true

And the best video…


According to Wiki, “‘Brothers’ sold over 73,000 copies in its first week giving it a #3 rank on the Billboard Albums chart, their highest rank yet.” So congrats, Black Keys on some kick ass tunes and thanks for some summer listening. Also, thanks for using Cooper Black on your oh-so-clever album cover.

The Black Keys Brothers

"Brothers" released on May 18, 2010.

I can’t make any of their shows, but they’re on tour if you want to catch ’em.

Let me be your everlasting light
The sun when there is none
Im a Shepard for you
And Ill guide you through
Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light
Ill hold and never scold
In me you can confide
When no ones by your side
Let me be your everlasting light

Oh baby, cant you see?
Im shining just for you
Loneliness is over
Dark days are through
Theyre through

Let me be your everlasting light
A train going away from pain
Love is the coal
That makes this train roll
Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light

Be your everlasting light

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