Rocktober – Day 8 – The Black Keys

Ever since I was a child listening to rock radio playing incredibly hard songs by incredibly hard bands my parents wouldn’t let me listen to (such as Poison and White Snake), I’ve hated the term “Rocktober.” However, since it’s October and rock music is no longer popular and/or relevant, I’ve decided I’m going to give you ten songs per day by a new(ish) band you might not have heard of

You don’t see very many rock duos. In fact, The White Stripes and the xx are the only two other rock duos I can think of off the top of my head. There is something decidedly retro about The Black Keys blue/rock sound. For well over a decade, though, they’ve been putting out consistent album after consistent album. Right around the time when I was about to start complaining that these guys weren’t getting their due, much to my surprise, they started to get their due. I’ve screamed at the top of my lungs for that 1,000 different bands are underrated. When one or two do make it big, I find myself pleasantly surprised. And then I start thinking I hope they don’t get too big and turn mediocre (see: Leon, Kings of)