Album of the Day
The breakthrough success of The Black Keys' BROTHERS prompted an intense tour - one that taught the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney a lesson for follow-up EL CAMINO. “It's easier for our songs to come across well live if they are fast,” noted Carney. “So we were just trying to make a guitar rock album that was more upbeat than anything we've ever recorded.” Cut at Auerbach's Nashville studio with Danger Mouse co-producing (and co-writing the 11 originals), the 2011 Nonesuch collection plays like a string of vintage singles built for car radios. Highlights include “Gold on the Ceiling,” “Little Black Submarines” and double Grammy winner “Lonely Boy” (the set as a whole won for Best Rock Album). We'll rev up the 2x platinum EL CAMINO now to wish Pat Carney a happy birthday.