History Music / TheBlackKeys

9th Jul '17 2:08:22 AM bt8257
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Early in the band's career, much media attention was placed on their raw, minimalistic style (the result of a recording technique euphemistically referred to as "medium-fidelity", described by the band as "equal parts broke-ass shit to equal parts hot-ass shit.") Since ''Attack and Release'', however, their sound has been a bit more expansive, adding more sonic detail while keeping the band's BluesRock sound front and center. The music video for "Howlin' For You" is so troperrific that it now has [[Music/HowlinForYou its own page]].

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Early in the band's career, much media attention was placed on their raw, minimalistic style (the result of a recording technique euphemistically referred to as "medium-fidelity", described by the band as "equal parts broke-ass shit to equal parts hot-ass shit.") Since ''Attack and Release'', however, their sound has been a bit more expansive, adding more sonic detail while keeping the band's BluesRock sound front and center. The music video for "Howlin' For for You" is so troperrific that it now has [[Music/HowlinForYou its own page]].



* BreakupSong: ''Brothers'' and ''Turn Blue'' are filled with them, as each of the two was experiencing a divorce (Carney in the former, Auerbach in the latter).

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* BreakupSong: ''Brothers'' and ''Turn Blue'' are filled with them, as each of the two member was experiencing a divorce (Carney in the former, Auerbach in the latter).
9th Jul '17 2:07:24 AM bt8257
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Early in the band's career, much media attention was placed on their raw, minimalistic style (the result of a recording technique euphemistically referred to as "medium-fidelity", described by the band as "equal parts broke-ass shit to equal parts hot-ass shit.") Since ''Attack and Release'', however, their sound has been a bit more expansive, adding more sonic detail while keeping the band's BluesRock sound front and center.
The music video for "Howlin' For You" is so troperrific that it now has [[Music/HowlinForYou its own page]].

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Early in the band's career, much media attention was placed on their raw, minimalistic style (the result of a recording technique euphemistically referred to as "medium-fidelity", described by the band as "equal parts broke-ass shit to equal parts hot-ass shit.") Since ''Attack and Release'', however, their sound has been a bit more expansive, adding more sonic detail while keeping the band's BluesRock sound front and center.
center. The music video for "Howlin' For You" is so troperrific that it now has [[Music/HowlinForYou its own page]].



!!The Black Keys provide examples of:

* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Magic Potion'' gets one in "Modern Times".

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!!The Black Keys provide examples of:

! '''''Tighten up on your tropes''''':
* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Magic Potion'' gets one in "Modern Times". ''Turn Blue'' in its corresponding {{title track}}.



* FanService[=/=]PoolScene: ...their video for "Next Girl".

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* FanService[=/=]PoolScene: ...{{Fanservice}}[=/=]PoolScene: ...their video for "Next Girl".
8th Jul '17 2:36:29 AM bt8257
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* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''Brothers'' has nothing but text on a black background reading "This is an album by The Black Keys. The name of this album is ''Brothers''."The cover design won a Grammy.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''Brothers'' has nothing but text on a black background reading "This is an album by The Black Keys. The name of this album is ''Brothers''."The " The cover design won a Grammy.
8th Jul '17 2:35:07 AM bt8257
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* BrokenPedestal: They were asked to induce Music/SteveMiller onto the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, being big fans. Given he was overtly critical about the Hall and didn't care about who they were ([[http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sdut-steve-miller-rock-hall-of-fame-interview-2016apr14-htmlstory.html Miller himself later]] said he wanted his induction by friend Music/EltonJohn), [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/black-keys-we-regret-inducting-steve-miller-after-rock-hall-insults-20160413 they regretted the experience, leaving even before Miller's angry speech.]]

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* BrokenPedestal: They were asked to induce Music/SteveMiller onto the Rock N 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, being big fans. Given he was overtly critical about the Hall and didn't care about who they were ([[http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sdut-steve-miller-rock-hall-of-fame-interview-2016apr14-htmlstory.html Miller himself later]] said he wanted his induction by friend Music/EltonJohn), [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/black-keys-we-regret-inducting-steve-miller-after-rock-hall-insults-20160413 they regretted the experience, leaving even before Miller's angry speech.]]



* CloudCuckoolander: Patrick Carney - celebrated musician, veteran of the garage rock scene, [[http://instagram.com/officerpatrickcarney/ curator of an Instagram that goes out of its way to be as weird as possible]]. If you didn't know who he was, you'd assume he was a FYAD veteran rather than a famous drummer.

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* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Patrick Carney - celebrated musician, veteran of the garage rock scene, [[http://instagram.com/officerpatrickcarney/ curator of an Instagram that goes out of its way to be as weird as possible]]. If you didn't know who he was, you'd assume he was a FYAD veteran rather than a famous drummer.



* FanService \ PoolScene: ...their video for "Next Girl".

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* FanService \ PoolScene: ...FanService[=/=]PoolScene: ...their video for "Next Girl".



** In the "Howlin' For You" video, the band is referred to as Las Teclas de Negro.

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** In the "Howlin' For for You" video, the band is referred to as Las Teclas de Negro.



* {{Instrumentals}}: "Black Mud," which was nominated for a Grammy.
* InsultBackfire: They infamously decried Music/{{Nickelback}}, but in the process called them "The biggest band in the world." This is not really an insult.
* LongRunnerLineUp: Category 1 (not counting session/tour musicians).

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Black Mud," Mud", which was nominated for a Grammy.
* InsultBackfire: They infamously decried Music/{{Nickelback}}, but in the process called them "The biggest band in the world." This world". The many reasons why this is not really an insult.
insult should be pretty obvious.
* LongRunnerLineUp: Category Type 1 (not counting session/tour musicians).



** '' Brothers'' emphasized elements of soul music while rolling back ''Attack And Release's'' psychadelia somewhat.

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** '' Brothers'' emphasized elements of soul music while rolling back ''Attack And Release's'' psychadelia psychedelia somewhat.



* TheRival: TheWhiteStripes, [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience appropriately enough]]. Another blues-based duo with a name inspired by piano keys.

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* TheRival: TheWhiteStripes, [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience appropriately enough]]. Another blues-based duo with a name inspired by piano keys.



** ''Blakroc'' a collaboration between well known hip hop artists and the Black Keys. Released to generally positive reviews.

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** ''Blakroc'' ''Blakroc'', a collaboration between with some well known hip hop artists and the Black Keys.hip-hop artists. Released to generally positive reviews.



24th Jun '17 11:11:34 PM bt8257
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The Black Keys are a Grammy-winning BluesRock band hailing from Akron, Ohio. While some of their albums have featured session musicians, the core band consists of only two members - Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The band was formed in 2001, and have released the following albums:

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The Black Keys are a Grammy-winning BluesRock band hailing from Akron, Ohio. While some of their albums have featured session musicians, the core band consists of only two members - Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The band was formed in 2001, and have released the following albums:



* BreakUpSong: ''Brothers'' and ''Turn Blue'' are filled with them, as each of the two was experiencing a divorce (Carney in the former, Auerbach in the latter).

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* BreakUpSong: BreakupSong: ''Brothers'' and ''Turn Blue'' are filled with them, as each of the two was experiencing a divorce (Carney in the former, Auerbach in the latter).
13th Dec '16 9:29:43 AM igordebraga
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* BigRockEnding

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* BigRockEndingBigRockEnding: Often, to the point they finish concerts with their biggest use of this trope, "I Got Mine".
* BreakUpSong: ''Brothers'' and ''Turn Blue'' are filled with them, as each of the two was experiencing a divorce (Carney in the former, Auerbach in the latter).
* BrokenPedestal: They were asked to induce Music/SteveMiller onto the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, being big fans. Given he was overtly critical about the Hall and didn't care about who they were ([[http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sdut-steve-miller-rock-hall-of-fame-interview-2016apr14-htmlstory.html Miller himself later]] said he wanted his induction by friend Music/EltonJohn), [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/black-keys-we-regret-inducting-steve-miller-after-rock-hall-insults-20160413 they regretted the experience, leaving even before Miller's angry speech.]]



* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://flavorwire.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/black-keys.jpg The vehicle]] pictured on the cover of ''El Camino'' is '''''NOT''''' an El Camino.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://flavorwire.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/black-keys.jpg The vehicle]] pictured on the cover of ''El Camino'' is '''''NOT''''' an El Camino. [[http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/archives/2011/12/06/the-black-keys-patrick-carney-the-cream-interview Instead it's a Plymouth van like those the band rode in their first tour]].



* EpicRocking: "Weight of Love", the first song from ''Turn Blue'', clocks in at 6:50 and is loaded with guitar solos.

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* EpicRocking: "Weight of Love", the first song from ''Turn Blue'', clocks in at 6:50 ([[EpicInstrumentalOpener the vocals only come in after 2 minutes]]) and is loaded with guitar solos.



** According to early reviews, ''Turn Blue'' turns back towards PsychedelicRock while also leaning toward RapRock.

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** According to early reviews, ''Turn Blue'' turns back towards PsychedelicRock while also leaning toward RapRock.RapRock.
* PunBasedTitle: ''Turn Blue'' is not only a reference to their Blues influence, but how a CreatorBreakdown inspired the whole thing.
15th Aug '16 5:48:24 AM Morgenthaler
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TheBlackKeys are a Grammy-winning BluesRock band hailing from Akron, Ohio. While some of their albums have featured session musicians, the core band consists of only two members - Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The band was formed in 2001, and have released the following albums:

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TheBlackKeys The Black Keys are a Grammy-winning BluesRock band hailing from Akron, Ohio. While some of their albums have featured session musicians, the core band consists of only two members - Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The band was formed in 2001, and have released the following albums:



!!TheBlackKeys provide examples of:

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!!TheBlackKeys !!The Black Keys provide examples of:
24th Dec '15 4:35:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecordProducer: BrianBurton (aka Danger Mouse) produced ''Attack and Release'' and ''El Camino'' as well as "Tighten Up" from ''Brothers''. In recent years, Auerbach has become an in-demand producer himself.

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* RecordProducer: BrianBurton Music/BrianBurton (aka Danger Mouse) produced ''Attack and Release'' and ''El Camino'' as well as "Tighten Up" from ''Brothers''. In recent years, Auerbach has become an in-demand producer himself.
26th Jun '15 5:35:08 PM artisan121
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* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Magic Potion'' gets one in "Modern Times".
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