Brothers (studio album) by The Black Keys

Brothers
Brothers by The Black Keys
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-05-18
Overall rank: 314th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 1,137 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2010 (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (37th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (314th)
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Brothers is ranked as the best album by The Black Keys.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,137 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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75/100
From 09/09/2020 21:24
I was not ready for that last song to be so good!
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From 05/22/2020 18:59
Great!
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85/100
From 03/12/2020 02:49
Highlights:

Tighten Up
Howlin' For You
Everlasting Light
The Only One
Never Gonna Give You Up
Black Mud
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65/100
From 12/03/2019 19:13
80/100

Almost all songs are good, but nothing excellent here, decent album
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From 12/27/2018 21:53
There are some really good songs here, but overall this doesn't sound like anything worth listening from start to finish.
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60/100
From 12/26/2018 20:49
I agree with the consensus here... a bunch of good songs well made, but none of them are particularly great. The whole listen is a bit derivative.
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85/100
From 08/30/2018 19:48
First half is amazing, and totally a deserver of a 90, but the second part drags down imo. Still, a very fun ride all the way.
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From 02/24/2018 10:08
Più acerbo di come sarebbe stato il successivo "El camino", con suoni e melodie più che vintage, demodé. I Black Keys evocano gli anni sessanta più sorpassati, soprattutto nelle melodie, ma più avanti sapranno essere più interessanti.
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70/100
From 01/09/2018 18:42
There is a lot to enjoy in this album. The guitars lay on riff after riff, the bass and drums are solid and the songwriting is also good, creating an album full of well constructed songs.

The problem is that it is all a bit unspectactular and unoriginal. This could easily be an album from the sixies or seventies, but not in a good way as this sometimes makes the Black Keys sound like a tribute band.

The singer is also a bit of an aquired taste, there aren't any notes which are particularly difficult but he manages to come across as a bit whiney at times. However, despite the songs blending together slightly after half an hour, the album is still a solid 7 and worth a lesson. I just cannot imagine The Black Keys ever surprising me.
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75/100
From 11/21/2016 13:41
The best Black keys album, but having said that nothing the Black keys do is ever spectacular. Everything they do is always just okay. It's always competently done but it's always nothing better than good. All their songs are just alright. They haven't written even one great song. They're always just okay, nothing more.
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