The Black Keys - Attack & Release

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Album Review

Release date: 31 March 2008

The Black Keys - Attack & Release

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Attack & Release

The Black Keys got their name from one Ohio resident’s term for “not quite right”. The same could be said for the pair’s fifth album, which confuses with its mix of blues, noise rock and hip-hop. There’s a fine line between blues authenticity and pub-rock tedium and, accordingly, ‘Attack & Release’ often falls victim to parody. Much has been made of the fact that Danger Mouse...

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The Black Keys - Attack & Release: Wikipedia Album Entry

Attack & Release is the fifth album by American blues-rock duo, The Black Keys. It is their second release on Nonesuch Records, and the first produced in a studio. It was released on April 1, 2008, and debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200. The album ranked 83 on Rolling Stone's Magazine for greatest albums of the 2000s. The song "I Got Mine" was number 23 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.

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