Released: June 28th, 2019
Label: Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records
Genre: Garage rock/blues rock
Singles for far: Lo/Hi, Eagle Birds, Go
‘Let’s Rock’ is the ninth studio album from garage rock power duo the Black Keys.
This is the first album since the release of their fourth album, Magic Potion, to be produced by themselves without the help of Danger Mouse. They also ditched the keyboards and didn’t collaborate with anybody aside from a couple of backing vocalists (Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson). This led to a stripped-down sound that spotlights both Dan’s excellent guitar and Patrick’s thunderous drums.
The Black Keys made their influences obvious on this album. Sometimes that reflects poorly on an album and seems like too much of an imitation. The Black Keys managed to find the sweet spot when they made this album. It’s a stunning tribute to a simpler time. It reminds me of their second album Thickfreakness, but higher fidelity. Which is right up my alley.
This is probably my favorite Black Keys album so far. I really liked Turn Blue and this album complements that album very well. They are opposites that go so well together in my opinion.
Check out their single “Go” below (the video is pretty funny):