Attack & Release - The Black Keys
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 74
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 74
  3. Negative: 3 out of 74

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
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  1. 70
    Odd touches, from the choir that materializes halfway through 'I Got Mine' to the sonar ping keeping time in 'Oceans & Streams,' add texture yo these impressionistic tales of ramblin' and being done wrong, without ever sacrificing the Keys' raw power. [Apr 2008, p.76]
  2. 93
    Attack & Release is a great accomplishment for both The Black Keys and Danger Mouse, who have proven good things can not only last, but sometimes, actually get better. [Winter, 2008, p.91]
  3. Burton was drafted to produce the next album by the group from Akron, Ohio, and the result is the Keys' most multicolored set.