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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 47 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53

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  1. Dec 25, 2011
    6
    Thickfreakness is an improvement on the first album but can be a little dull and repetitive in the later songs of the album but still a relatively decent record.
  2. 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 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
    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 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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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Alternative Press
    70
    What you hear on Thickfreakness is no less faithful than what old black guys on porches on the Delta have churned out for the last hundred years. [June 2003, p.105]
  2. Mojo
    80
    A rich, compelling album. [Jun 2003, p.93]
  3. Sounds like something carved out of the earth, a soulful howl of Hendrixian guitars and Zeppelin stomp.