thickfreakness

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. A steamy, boozy, looser take on the amped-up miserablism of the band's overly rigid 2002 debut The Big Come Up.
  2. Spin
    58
    The production is muddy, the sentiments vague. [June 2003, p.105]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jul 2, 2013
    6
    The music here is thin but you gotta respect what two people can pull off on their own. It does get a little same-y and you gotta like bluesThe music here is thin but you gotta respect what two people can pull off on their own. It does get a little same-y and you gotta like blues rock to get into this because this band is steadfast in their sound.

    I have always believed The Black Keys to be just a tad overrated and I still feel that way. They are good. And this is good. But it can all blur together. There are some real highlights. Top 3 being

    7) Everywhere I go
    5) Have Love Will Travel
    1) Title Track thickfreakness
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  2. Jan 30, 2012
    10
    Kick ass blues rock and my favorite Keys record to date. Basically love every track on the record. Favorite tracks: Hold Me in Your ArmsKick ass blues rock and my favorite Keys record to date. Basically love every track on the record. Favorite tracks: Hold Me in Your Arms Hard Row
    If You See Me
    Thickfreakness
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  3. Jan 15, 2012
    10
    Gotta go for a 10/10. Such a brave, intelligent album, thoroughly blues from the first track to the last, back to the roots of rock n roll.
    I
    Gotta go for a 10/10. Such a brave, intelligent album, thoroughly blues from the first track to the last, back to the roots of rock n roll.
    I approached the album not knowing it would be so "pure" sound-wise but expecting a more elaborate rock n roll texture. Needless to say the simplicity of it all conquered me.
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