I have no idea why it€™s taken me so long to finally write about this album. It is arguably THE best Black Keys album to date. I€™ve owned the record since it came out in May and have been listening to it practically non-stop this entire summer. I actually purchased the album, that is how much faith I have in this band and the delivery was perfectly executed. This album (along with The Drums and Surfer Blood records) have commandeered my computer speakers, iPhone, boombox, car stereo, gramaphone€¦ you get the point. The vibe is still that great old blues rock style with that extra something, that feel, that grit that I cannot put my finger on. You feel the highs and lows, it€™ll make your head bob, your fingers snap and your feet tap. I want to say more but Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney do a much better job of expressing the emotion that comes with this album which I could never achieve with my crappy blogging. Bottom line, get this shit yesterday.
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.