Until now, you could say everyone should own one Black Keys album...and
maybe only one. And it seems the guitar/drums duo knew, four albums out,
that they'd exhausted their primitivist blues stomp so they hired sonic
omnivore Danger Mouse, of Gnarls Barkley, to produce the fifth, Attack & Release. Added to
the soup are layers of organ, Moog, banjo, flute, and other verboten
sounds, which might sound like too sudden a leap from lo-fi to hi-. But
somehow the quirks enhance the power of the desolation at the Keys'
core, and prove that gut-grabbing and ear-stroking needn't be mutually
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