The Black Keys – Brothers (Nonesuch / Warner Music Canada)

The White Stripes certainly have their charms but the more I hear from Ohio’s The Black Keys, the more they edge out the Stripes in terms of depth to their material. While both bands have a certain scrappiness to their sound, I find as though The Black Keys tends to cover a broader musical spectrum. Whether they are lifting from Gary Glitter in Howlin’ For You or doing their best psychedelic-blues impression on The Only One, the band just keeps getting better and better with each record made. Check this out.