The Black Keys – El Camino (Warner Music Canada)

When bands are faced with the success that The Black Keys saw with their excellent 2010 record Brothers, one of two things happen. They either continue charting the same course or they roll over and deliver a follow-up effort that resembles nothing like what brought them their fame. The Black Keys hold true to the former on El Camino, their seventh studio effort. The group continues to explore their love of the garage rock and the blues, mashing the two together with a generous helping of soul. It’s incredibly easy to be drawn in by the foot-stompin’ beats behind Dead and Gone, Lonely Boy and Hell Of A Season. And once you’re hooked, you won’t be turning this record off anytime soon.