The Black Keys release Brothers on May 18 on Nonesuch Records. We picked The Black Keys’ 2008 album, Attack & Release, to be one of the 20 Best Records of the Year. Other accolades came from The New York Times, NPR, MOJO, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and the Los Angeles Times.
The band is frequently compared to The White Stripes (also a blues-based musical duo of drums and vocals/guitar that started around the turn of the millennium) and to the stylings of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, and Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead are fans of the band. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has also stated in an interview that he enjoys listening to the band.
01. Everlasting Light (3:23) 02. Next Girl (3:18) 03. Tighten Up (3:31) 04. Howlin' for You (3:11) 05. She's Long Gone (3:06) 06. Black Mud (2:09) 07. The Only One (5:00) 08. Too Afraid to Love You (3:24) 09. Ten Cent Pistol (4:29) 10. Sinister Kid (3:44) 11. The Go Getter (3:37) 12. I'm Not the One (3:49) 13. Unknown Brother (3:59) 14. Never Give You Up (3:39) 15. These Days (5:11)