It’s fuzzy, gritty, lo-fi, and was released over a decade ago. But these elements are what make the album ooze blues-rock goodness. Thickfreakness, the follow up album to the Key’s debut The Big Come Up is classic Black Keys in a nut shell. Dan Auerbach (guitar and vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) recorded this 2000s rock masterpiece in 14 hours, in a basement with a Tascam 8-track tape recorder. The sound envelopes the listener like a big old, booze drenched hug and it’s awesome.
So if there’s one thing you do for yourself this week make sure it’s buying this album. Just like every other piece of music you can find it on the internet, but to really enjoy it pick it up on 180 gram vinyl. It can be had for less than $15 if you look in the right places.