I just bought The Black Keys new full length, El Camino. I’ve always liked the band, but I wouldn’t have called myself a fan. Some of it seemed a bit too self indulgent in my opinion.
After listening to El Camino, I’m officially a fan. It’s a mature masterpiece of rock music (this is rock, not alternative as iTunes has it listed) chock full of catchy songs, yet radiating with musical integrity. Long hailed by many as a great band, they didn’t buy into their own hype and start recording electronic crap music no one wants to hear. (ala Radiohead, one of the best bands of all time until they started sucking)
Since falling in love with their latest effort, I also download their iTunes live session. It’s also fantastic.