The Black Keys thickfreakness

On thickfreakness, the Black Keys’ brand of suburban blues has an authentic and grimy feel, but the band is too quick to step back and rest on those laurels. The little innovation in their songs leaves the album feeling slightly flat and lifeless. So while there are probably scores of bars lined with Harley Davidsons where this would work live, the recordings are about as invigorating as decaf. (Epitaph)