The Word On: El Camino, The Black Keys

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The Independent Culture

"It's back to straightforward, if sophisticated, blues-rock for the Ohio-based duo. But if there's not much that's groundbreaking or experimental here, it's all pretty likeable stuff: the sort of material that gives unchallenging listening a good name"

"The album has a kind of confusing feel, as a whole it seems to blend together in a seemingly one dimensional way, but when you pick you out individual tracks there are some great songs. There's driven development alongside half hearted same old same old. It's kind of like the songs are there but the album isn't, but for a reliable collection of retro-sounding, garage-rock pomp and stomp; why the hell not?"

"Sounds like a modern classic to me."