- Record Label: Nonesuch
- Release Date: Jun 28, 2019
- Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney was recorded in Nashville and is their first album in five years.
- Record Label: Nonesuch
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Punk Blues
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Positive: 17 out of 23
Mixed: 6 out of 23
Negative: 0 out of 23
Jul 17, 2019"Let's Rock" is stripped-down, straightforward and ultimately, a blast. Not a single track meanders past the four-minute mark, bringing the band's best to the forefront: Fun jams chock full of Big Riff Energy.
Jun 27, 2019A viscerally entertaining album that never lingers for more than four minutes per song. Rock’n’roll isn’t dead: it’s just been sleeping.
Q MagazineJul 2, 2019Sounds like the work of a band reinvigorated. [Aug 2019, p.117]
UncutJun 26, 2019They're on fine form with the hammered glam-boogie of "Eagle Birds" and the absurdly good-time "Lo/Hi," but underwhelm with the mid-tempo "Walk Across The Water and QOTSA-ish "Shine A Little Light." [Aug 2019, p.26]
Jul 10, 2019By returning to their stylistic roots and incorporating recent projects and efforts, the Black Keys have delivered on the album's promise and in review, this is a strong rock album: lyrically moody and musically loud.
Jul 2, 2019“Let’s Rock” is upfront about its meat-and-potatoes aspirations. This is an album by the Black Keys called “Let’s Rock.” It does.
Jun 26, 2019With a low-fi high-five feel, The Black Keys appear to gentrify the rock’n’roll rodeo with an album of carefully poised tunes adhering to the rock-pop formula they spent their golden years trying to avoid.
Positive: 16 out of 19
Mixed: 2 out of 19
Negative: 1 out of 19
Aug 11, 2019One of their strongest albums. A lively, fun and upbeat blast. You'd have to be a miserable b#*&ard not to enjoy the ride!
Jun 29, 2019Such a complexe, cohesive, deep lyrics album, Its like you are travelling around your own thoughts, fears and hopes. Everything The Black KeysSuch a complexe, cohesive, deep lyrics album, Its like you are travelling around your own thoughts, fears and hopes. Everything The Black Keys does it's pure art and this album it's not an exception! #LetsRock… Expand
Aug 3, 2019To me - best albums from the keys!
Let's rock - simple in some ways but not static or boring in any way. Great great songs in different tempoTo me - best albums from the keys!
Let's rock - simple in some ways but not static or boring in any way. Great great songs in different tempo and with various style though very coherent. I love it, but a number like howling for you or tighten up would have made it a clear 10! Specially good song:
Shine a little light
Every little thing
Jun 29, 2019Finally a rock album that catches you from the first note to the last. Awesome stuff
Aug 26, 2019It took me a while to get around to this one, but it was worth the wait! The opening track, “Shine A Little Light,” may be the best new songIt took me a while to get around to this one, but it was worth the wait! The opening track, “Shine A Little Light,” may be the best new song I’ve heard all year. The rest of the record doesn’t disappoint either, although at times it feels less like new songs than makeovers of classics. You’ll hear flashes of Aerosmith’s “Round and Round,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Little Lies,” Gerry Rafferty’s “Stuck In The Middle With You”... even “The Girl from Ipanema.” Still, even if the mannequins may seem familiar, the window-dressing is spectacular. They’ve fashioned a sound that evokes the bluesy muscle of ZZ Top, blended with a counter-rhythmic groove, à la T Rex, that can’t fail to get you moving. The best part is that, where most modern records would add “glossy” production effects - strings, electronics, samples, etc. - this one just overdubs more guitars. … Expand
Jun 28, 2019The most boring thing I’ve heard in awhile. No memorable bits, just awful.
continues the trend they’ve had since El Camino: into obscurity.
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