Brothers (studio album) by The Black Keys

Brothers by The Black Keys
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-05-18
Overall rank: 331st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,186 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2010 (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (43rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (331st)
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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 1,186 votes)
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09/11/2022 02:19 MrThornberry  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 25784/100
 
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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 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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80/100
From 07/19/2022 06:35
Another solid blues garage rock album by The Black Keys that shows them getting more comfortable in what would be their 2nd of four albums with Danger Mouse. However the 55 minute length holds it back from being a truly great album and it starts to drag in the last third.
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85/100
From 05/05/2022 17:54
Album of the year, 2010 (TIE) with In Rainbows
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80/100
From 02/01/2022 08:40
Solid 80 points worth of roots related music.
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65/100
From 02/02/2021 16:53
It's not bad, but the White Stripes comparison is obvious and doesn't do them any favors.
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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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75/100
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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From 12/03/2019 19:13
80/100

Almost all songs are good, but nothing excellent here, decent album
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65/100
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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