Musically, 2012 has been one of the weirdest years yet. In a period where “Gangnam Style” is king, rappers’ cats are releasing singles, and trolling is the norm, it’s nice to know that there are still bands out there who have an appreciation for the sound and style of eras past and who believe consistency, showmanship, and creative control over the music they create is paramount to true success.
For the last decade Dan Auberbach and Patrick Carney have been producing some of the purest blues-laced garage rock in the business. Their story is all-American, but their path to success wasn’t easy. Regardless of the challenges they faced, the Akron, OH-born duo remained steadfast in their quest to achieve both critical and commercial popularity.
Not counting collaborations (Blakroc) or features (Rza’s “The Baddest Man Alive”) The Black Keys have seven complete albums and a few EPs to their credit. That’s nearly 100 songs to choose from. While so many are excellent, some still stand apart and have cemented The Black Keys’ spot as one of our times’ finest rock bands. Here are our picks for the 15 Best Black Keys songs.
Hit “next” or click the pictures to read on…