Rubber Factory (studio album) by The Black Keys

Rubber Factory by The Black Keys
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-09-07
Overall rank: 1,431st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 372 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2004 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (229th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,431st)
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Rubber Factory is ranked 3rd best out of 13 albums by The Black Keys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Black Keys is Brothers which is ranked number 350 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,172.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 372 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 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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65/100
From 02/09/2021 16:45
If the White Stripes hadn't existed, this would sound so much better.
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70/100
From 10/10/2020 06:44
Just didn't think the material was all that strong, nowhere near as good as Thickfreakness imo. No bad songs on the album but nothing really that memorable either.

Best song: "Just Couldn't Tie Me Down"; "Aeroplane Blues"
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90/100
From 11/28/2019 04:38
I don't understand how people can call this more of the same from the Black Keys. It's a big step forward from their last two albums and it still has their best songs, even if the production isn't as good as the later albums. The Length and Girl is on my mind are some of the best songs of the 2000's. Just because they take a lot of influence from bands like The White Stripes, doesn't mean their stuff isn't good in their own right. Overall this is their best album, and people should give it more of a chance.
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65/100
From 12/23/2018 19:37
In their third album, The Black keys didn't seem to care about changes, all we ser here is more of the same and It isn't even better than their other two. "The Lenghts" is the single track here that is above average.
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From 03/07/2018 02:59
Why does this album have such a low rating? Probably the best Black Keys album and one of the best of the blues rock/garage rock revival of the 2000's.
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From 05/03/2017 23:10
Underrated garage rock album. In fact, it actually sounds like it was recorded in a garage.
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From 01/15/2016 19:18
The best of the Black Keys' lo-fi albums. Raw and fun. And a great soundtrack to...well you get the idea.
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90/100
From 03/24/2015 07:19
I think this is the best Black Keys album to date. Great guitar. My 5 favorite songs are: 10 A.M. Automatic, All Hands Against His Own, The Desperate Man, Girl Is On Mind, and Aeroplane Blues.
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95/100
From 11/29/2014 17:01
A lot regard this album as the best one out of all of The Black Keys, I would agree. Pretty underrated album on this website, needs more attention
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80/100
From 06/24/2014 18:30
On par with Thickfreakness, not sure which one I like better. It might be a toss up. Modern blues-rock at its best.
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