The Black Keys Is My Christmas Music

Playlist: Little Black Submarines

THIS SONG is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. The first part features Dan Auerbach’s simple guitar and soothing voice that practically drips with honey, alongside Pat Carney’s tambourine-and-bass-drum beat — both of whom combine their respective elements to form the perfect bluesy-ballad intro. After about a minute or two of that (depending on the version), Auerbach lashes out some classic-sounding guitar and Carney pounds a heavier pulse for the rest of the song. The juxtaposition of ‘soft & sweet’ and ‘explosion of passion’ components makes this one of my favorite tunes on the album.

Speaking of the album…The Black Keys released this album, El Camino, less than one month ago, and is has already been pretty solidly successful. Co-produced by Danger Mouse (who also composes ½ of Broken Bells and Gnarls Barkley), the record is, in my opinion, an excellent follow-up to Attack & Release and Brothers (The Black Keys’ last two albums, which I consider to be “perfect albums”, or albums that I love every song from).

Other favorite spins (songs) of mine off this album include: Oh, wait. Hold up. This is also a “perfect album”. It’s so hard to choose just a few songs to recommend! As;dflkna;gknarg I guess I’ll just post links to their two most popular songs off the album.

Lonely Boy

Gold on the Ceiling

I say that The Black Keys is my Christmas music because for whatever reason, they make me in the mood for winter. Hot cocoa, debate season (in high school), snowboarding/sledding, bundling up in front of the fire, reading a good book and listening to The Black Keys… If retail stores are already beginning to play their Christmas music, why shouldn’t I play mine? 😉