Shakedown - Hacienda
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  • Summary: The third album for the Texas indie rock band was again produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    75
    Here guitarist Dante Schwebel cedes more space [than on past albums] to Abraham Villanueva's dense beds of keys, bringing a fuller, more textured sound that makes a big hooks even bigger. [No.89 p.55]
  2. Jul 25, 2012
    70
    Hacienda have made a solid album under his [Dan Auerbach's] direction.
  3. 60
    It feels like there's a lot of miscommunication in Shakedown, like killer pop hooks make for a good party, but not much more.
  4. Jul 31, 2012
    50
    It doesn't take long for the desire to have Auerbach dial down his magic formula just a notch to take hold.
  5. Aug 23, 2012
    40
    The album plays toward the Black Keys' ethos, but Shakedown never gains its footing.
  6. Aug 27, 2012
    40
    Shakedown is less about method and more about attitude.