Review : THE BLACK KEYS - Magic Potion
Slant MagazineIf Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are feeling any pressure about ascending to the major leagues with their debut on Warner Bros. affiliate Nonesuch, they certainly don't show it on Magic Potion, a taut, restless collection that cements their status as blues torchbearers for a generation of kids that wouldn't know R.L. Burnside if he rose from the dead and slapped an iPod out of their hands....full text
PopmattersItís surprising when you realize that this is fourth album from the Black Keys, the Akron, Ohio tandem of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. It seems like it was yesterday that they were the next big thing or the next buzz or the next two-man band that would take everyone by storm....full text
RollingStoneIf Led Zeppelin had formed in 1955 and recorded for Chess Records, they'd probably sound a lot like the Black Keys. Frontman Dan Auerbach plays guitar and sings like he's channeling the ghost of John Lee Hooker, which is even more remarkable when you consider that he's a twenty-seven-year-old white kid from Akron, Ohio....full text
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