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Let’s Rock
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
RecordedSeptember 2018 – January 2019
StudioEasy Eye Sound (Nashville)
Genre
Length38:30
Label
Producer
The Black Keys chronology
Turn Blue
(2014)
Let’s Rock
(2019)
Delta Kream
(2021)
Singles from Let’s Rock
  1. Lo/Hi
    Released: March 7, 2019
  2. „Eagle Birds„
    Released: April 25, 2019
  3. „Go„
    Released: May 16, 2019
  4. „Shine a Little Light„
    Released: January 21, 2020

Let’s Rock (stylized with single quotation marks) is the ninth studio album by American rock duo the Black Keys. It was released on June 28, 2019, through Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records.[4] It was their first release since Turn Blue (2014), marking the longest gap between studio albums in their career. After collaborating with producer Danger Mouse for their previous four records, the duo decided to self-produce Let’s Rock and to eschew keyboards in favor of a basic recording approach of guitar, drums, and vocals. Drummer Patrick Carney called the album „an homage to electric guitar“.

Let’s Rock was preceded by the singles „Lo/Hi“, „Eagle Birds“, and „Go“.[5] „Lo/Hi“ topped Billboards Mainstream Rock, Adult Alternative Songs, Rock Airplay, and Alternative Songs charts in the US simultaneously, making it the first song ever to do so.[6] Let’s Rock received generally positive reviews, with many critics calling it a well-crafted if unoriginal album.

Background

The Black Keys‘ previous studio album, Turn Blue, was released in May 2014.[7] Their fourth collaboration with producer Danger Mouse, the record exhibits psychedelic rock and soul influences and features a more melancholy tone, largely in part due to guitarist Dan Auerbach dealing with the divorce from his wife during the recording sessions.[8] The same month as the album release, the band embarked on a supporting world tour. Several concerts on the tour were cancelled after drummer Patrick Carney broke and dislocated his shoulder in a swimming accident while vacationing in Saint Barthélemy in January 2015.[9] After concluding the tour with a performance at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco in August 2015, the group began an extended hiatus. Carney worried about the band’s future, pointing out that groups such as the Sex Pistols, the Band, and the Beatles had all played their final concerts in San Francisco.[10]

Carney said that it was Auerbach who made the decision to take a break, and despite being frustrated with the length of it, Carney thought it was the right thing for them to do. Both felt burned out from constant touring and thought that the songwriting process, their favorite part of being musicians, had become overshadowed by touring commitments.[10] Auerbach said: „We like creating the songs. And I know you can’t have your cake and eat it too — we’ve got to go perform them. But it’s not a good feeling to work so hard to do the thing you love and just not ever be able to get to create. It can be maddening.“[11] Carney’s shoulder injury was also more serious than he would admit and consequently required more time to recover, according to Uncut.[10]

During the band’s hiatus, Auerbach and Carney were involved in several musical projects on their own. Auerbach primarily occupied himself with recording sessions at his studio Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, Tennessee, working with older Americana artists and session musicians such as John Prine, Duane Eddy, Dave Roe, Gene Chrisman, and Bobby Wood.[10] In 2015, Auerbach formed a new band, the Arcs, who released their debut album, Yours, Dreamily, that September. He also released his second solo album, Waiting on a Song, in 2017. Auerbach produced more than a dozen albums during the group’s hiatus.[12] He said: „To be honest, I wasn’t even thinking about The Black Keys at all. It was completely out of my mind. Playing arenas felt like some sort of distant dream...“ Meanwhile, Carney produced and recorded more than a dozen albums for artists such as Calvin Johnson, Dams of the West, Tennis, Jessy Wilson, *repeat repeat, and Sad Planets.[10] In 2017, Carney served as a co-writer, producer, and drummer on Michelle Branch’s record Hopeless Romantic, her first studio album in 14 years.[13] After beginning a romantic relationship during the album’s production, the two had a son[10] and later married in April 2019.[14]

While Auerbach was collaborating with guitarist Joe Walsh at Easy Eye Sound, the two had a conversation about how Glenn Schwartz, the original guitarist for the James Gang, inspired both of them to pursue futures in rock music. They subsequently invited Schwartz to the studio sessions and recorded about 90 minutes of him playing guitar. Auerbach found the experience inspirational, as it reminded him of his youth when he would attend Schwartz’s live performances in Cleveland and then try to emulate his style of guitar playing when jamming with his bandmate Carney.[10] Auerbach said that working with one of his idols inspired him to reunite with Carney: „It was just that little nudge I needed. Right after that session I called Pat and we put it on the books.“[11]

Writing and recording

The Black Keys re-convened at Easy Eye Sound on September 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. to begin working on „Let’s Rock“, ending a three-year hiatus. Within a few minutes, the duo had picked up their instruments and were playing together as if no time had passed. M. Allen Parker, the chief recording engineer, said, „There was instant chemistry between them. The first time Pat came into the studio they hadn’t seen each other in a while, but they became The Black Keys instantly.“[10] As is customary for the band, they did not have any songs written in advance and instead created them in the studio.[12] Auerbach said: „I didn’t want to overthink it. I wanted it to feel spontaneous.“[10] Describing their songwriting process, the guitarist said that for most of the songs he „would make up the whole form from top to bottom. Intro, verse, chorus, turnaround, verse, chorus, bridge, turnaround, outro, tag, ending. I’d work it on the floor. Pat has a knack for knowing what to do.“ During this process, Auerbach ad-libbed vocals, which were replaced later once he finalized the lyrics.[10] After working on a song idea for an hour, the group would decide whether they liked it enough to continue pursuing it or whether to move on to another idea.[15] Within the first 30 minutes back together, the duo created their first musical idea, which became the song „Breaking Down“. Carney said that in their first day, the duo wrote two songs,[12] and that by the end of their first week, they had 15–16 song ideas. By his estimate, the group created 27 total song ideas during the recording sessions, of which they completed 13.[15]

The group recorded for weeks at a time from September 2018 to January 2019, taking breaks for Auerbach to write lyrics.[11] Carney said they spent three-and-a-half to four weeks in the studio in total.[15] Halfway through the recording sessions, the duo realized that they had not used keyboards on any songs and decided to continue with that approach.[11] Carney called the album „an homage to electric guitar“,[5] and said the only synthesized sound that appears on the album was created by the string pad of an MTI Auto Orchestra drum machine for the song „Walk Across the Water“.[15] Besides contributions from two backing vocalists (Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson), Auerbach and Carney did not collaborate with anyone else to compose the music, and the two co-produced the album.[16]

Packaging and title

The album title and artwork were inspired by a news story regarding the execution of convicted murderer Edmund Zagorski by electric chair on November 1, 2018, the first such execution in Tennessee in 11 years. When asked for any last words, Zagorski reportedly told a guard, „Let’s rock“. Auerbach came across the story in a copy of a local newspaper, The Tennessean, that had been left in the studio during the initial recording sessions.[17] Several months later, when the time came for the group to choose an album title and cover image, he was reminded of the story: „those words kept coming back to me, how absurd they were and how right on the money they were. We’d just made this rock ’n’ roll record and it felt right, like it was given to us, like we were supposed to use it.“[18] Auerbach also liked the title because he anticipated it would mislead people: „99 per cent of people are going to think it’s about rock’n’roll. And it’s the thing we like least. We’re not rock’n’roll guys. We fucking hate rock’n’roll guys. We always have. The idea of pyrotechnics on stage and lasers is always so goofy.“[10]

Release and promotion

The Black Keys performing on the Let’s Rock Tour in November 2019

The album’s lead single, „Lo/Hi“, was released on March 7, 2019, marking the band’s first new material to be released in nearly five years.[19] The next day, the song was announced as the theme music for television coverage of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.[20] The song topped Billboards Mainstream Rock, Adult Alternative Songs, Rock Airplay, and Alternative Songs charts simultaneously, making it the first time any song had reached number one on all four formats at once.[21] On March 14, the band announced a North American concert tour, the „Let’s Rock“ Tour, with co-headliners Modest Mouse.[22] On April 25, the Black Keys officially announced the album, including the album artwork, track listing, and June 28 release date. The announcement was accompanied by the release of a second single, „Eagle Birds“.[23]

The group refused to bundle copies of the album with purchases of merchandise or concert tour tickets, as has become common in the music industry to help bolster album sale figures.[11] Carney called such a practice a „gimmick“ that „exists solely as a way to game the charts“.[24] He said, „We figure people are going to buy it or they’re not going to buy it. The only metrics I’m really concerned with are whether people enjoy the record.“[11]

The band filmed a facetious video for Funny or Die that was released in July, in which they self-seriously offer to teach a MasterClass on writing music.[25]

Reception

Critical response

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[26]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[27]
Consequence of SoundB−[28]
The Guardian[3]
The Independent[29]
Mojo[30]
NME[31]
Paste7.2÷10[32]
Pitchfork7.0÷10[33]
Rolling Stone[1]
The Times[34]

According to review aggregator website Metacritic, the album received an average score of 73/100, based on 23 reviews.[26] David Fricke of Rolling Stone said that the band „bring a heightened purism... emphasizing the power-duo force of their early records amid the riffing storm in ‚Eagle Birds‘ and ‚Go.‘ The effect: like 2003’s Thickfreakness in higher fidelity“.[1] Will Hodgkinson of The Times said, „There is nothing groundbreaking here, and no great revelation of character, but Auerbach and Carney capture the essence of solid, back-to-basics rock’n’roll in a way that cannot help but make you feel good.“ He said listeners not concerned with the album’s unoriginality would find it to be a great summer record because „the Black Keys do this kind of thing with such élan“.[34] Eric R. Danton of Paste said that rather than revisiting the sound of their earliest days, the record was a sampler of other styles and strengths of the band members. He concluded his review by saying: „If you’re looking for experiments with song structure or eclectic instrumentation, this probably isn’t the album for you. If you want something you can crank up at backyard barbecues or in the car with the windows down, well, The Black Keys have two words for you, and they’re in the album title.“[32] Michael Hann of The Guardian said, „The lyrics are rarely more than functional... but the music is persuasive: hard, shining rock, with an irresistible pop edge.“[3] Patrick Smith of The Independent said that neither of the group’s most well-known albums, Brothers and El Camino, „can claim to be as fiendishly catchy as Let’s Rock, a record that can scarcely sit still“. Smith said the album’s musical influences were obvious, but said „if this is genre pastiche, it’s genre pastiche done with skill and savvy.“[29]

Victoria Segal of Mojo said „while these songs have the pop of 2011’s excellent El Camino, some of that crackle is missing“. She said despite the songs being tightly constructed, the record „still feels as if the emotional wiring has been botched“. Segal added, „There’s a lyrical lethargy that doesn’t help but more acutely, even after five years absence, there’s an over-familiarity.“[30] Evan Rytlewski of Pitchfork commented that the absence of Danger Mouse’s studio flourishes „leaves more room for riffs, and Let’s Rock doesn’t skimp on them.“ He said that at times the group leaned too heavily on imitating their musical influences, judging, „Ambitious? No. Effective? Swish.“[33] NMEs Rhian Daly said the album’s „spontaneous energy can’t mask its undercooked sound and lack of impact“ and that the songs did not leave much of a lasting impact as it progressed. She said that „while there are a few redeeming moments, their reunion doesn’t sound remotely close to the work of two musicians reclaiming their best years“.[31] Ryan Bray of Consequence of Sound said the record was filled with „crunchy, blues-flavored guitar licks“ and that the duo „dish out a record that stylishly fetishizes rock music’s golden age“. Bray, however, was disappointed that the group, in Danger Mouse’s absence, did not return to the rawness of their early days. Ultimately, he said the record was „a layered, well-orchestrated affair, and as long as you’re willing to let go of any hope of a return to those lean and mean Thickfreakness days, Let’s Rock won’t disappoint“.[28]

Loudwire named it one of the 50 best rock albums of 2019.[35]

Commercial performance

Let’s Rock debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200, totaling 52,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, 41,000 of which were sales.[36] The album debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number three, marking the group’s third consecutive top-ten album in the UK. The album also made top-ten debuts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland.[37]

Track listing

All songs written and produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

No.TitleLength
1.„Shine a Little Light“3:16
2.„Eagle Birds“2:40
3.Lo/Hi2:57
4.„Walk Across the Water“3:55
5.„Tell Me Lies“3:40
6.„Every Little Thing“3:20
7.„Get Yourself Together“3:56
8.„Sit Around and Miss You“2:40
9.„Go“2:26
10.„Breaking Down“3:25
11.„Under the Gun“3:16
12.„Fire Walk with Me“2:58
Total length:38:30

Personnel

The Black Keys

Additional performers

  • Leisa Hans – backing vocals
  • Ashley Wilcoxson – backing vocals

Production

  • Dan Auerbach – co-producer
  • Patrick Carney – co-producer
  • Tchad Blake – mixing engineer
  • Richard Dodd – mastering engineer
  • M. Allen Parker – engineer
  • Marc Whitmore – engineer

Charts

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Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von The Black Keys die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Brothers ¦ Delta Kream ¦ Let’s Rock ¦ Chulahoma: The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough ¦ El Camino ¦ Dropout Boogie

The Black Keys auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

The Black Keys

The Black Keys (2011)
Allgemeine Informationen
Genre(s)Bluesrock, Low Fidelity, Garage Rock, Indie-Rock, Crossover
Websitewww.theblackkeys.com
Aktuelle Besetzung
Dan Auerbach
Patrick Carney

The Black Keys sind ein 2001 gegründetes US-amerikanisches Bluesrock-Duo und mehrfache Grammy-Preisträger.

Biografie

The Black Keys bestehen aus dem Sänger und Gitarristen Dan Auerbach und dem Schlagzeuger Patrick Carney. Das Duo stammt aus Akron im Bundesstaat Ohio. Der Name stammt von einem Freund der Band, der Personen, die ihm nicht gefielen oder von denen er meinte, man könne ihnen nicht trauen, als „Black Keys“ bezeichnete. Eine Konnotation des Namens „Black Keys“ besteht in der englischen Bezeichnung für die schwarzen Tasten des Klaviers.

Die Black Keys werden oft mit den White Stripes verglichen, da diese in ähnlicher Weise ein Duo waren, das LoFi-Musik machte und kurze Zeit vor den Black Keys seinen Durchbruch feierte.

Bei den Aufnahmen wird auf große Aufnahmetechnik verzichtet. Bisher wurden große Studios gemieden. Aufnahme, Produktion und Mix wurden von den beiden Musikern selbst übernommen. Zum Beispiel wurde ihr zweites Album Thickfreakness innerhalb von 14 Stunden im Keller von Carneys Haus auf einem Tascam 388 8-Trackrecorder aus den 1980er Jahren eingespielt. Die Black Keys haben daher einen ausgesprochen derben und ruppigen Sound. Regelmäßig finden sich auch Hintergrundgeräusche auf ihren Platten wieder. Das Duo bekennt sich ostentativ zu dieser schlichten Produktionstechnik. So sind im Beiheft der CD Magic Potion Fotos ihres Übungsraumes, einer Waschküche, abgebildet.

Der Gitarrist und Sänger der Band Dan Auerbach, hier in Tulsa im April 2012.
Patrick Carney ist am Schlagzeug zu finden, hier in Washington D.C. im Jahre 2014.

Die Band wird regelmäßig von der Kritik für ihr Werk gelobt; unter anderem auch für ihr Album Brothers aus dem Jahre 2010. Es erreichte u. a. Platz 3 der Billboard Charts. Bei den Grammy Awards 2011 wurde es als Best Alternative Music Album des Jahres sowie als Bestes Aufnahme-Paket ausgezeichnet. Einen dritten Grammy gewannen sie mit dem Song Tighten Up für die Beste Rock-Performance mit Gesang einer Gruppe. Insgesamt waren sie fünf Mal nominiert.

Am 6. Dezember 2011 wurde das Album El Camino veröffentlicht. Die erste Single-Auskopplung war Lonely Boy. Das Album stieg sofort auf Platz 2 der US-Charts ein. „Music to cook crystal meth by“[1], lobt der Spiegel dieses Album. Die Black Keys hatten den Durchbruch geschafft und ihre Show im Madison Square Garden in New York City war innerhalb von 15 Minuten ausverkauft.

Anfang 2012 gab die Band bekannt, dass sie sich im Februar desselben Jahres an die Arbeiten zu einem neuen Album machen wollten. Dieses sollte bis Ende März fertig eingespielt sein. Jedoch wollten sich Auerbach und Carney nach einer langen Tour den Sommer freinehmen. Das Album Turn Blue erschien im Mai 2014 und am 28. Juni 2019 das Album Let´s Rock.

Am 14. Mai 2021 erschien mit Delta Kream das zehnte Studioalbum des Duos.

Arbeit als Produzent und Studio-Musiker

Dan Auerbach war als Produzent und Studiomusiker an zahlreichen Alben mit beteiligt. Als Produzent, Mixer, Sänger und Gitarrist wirkte er unter anderem mit an Alben der Pretenders, von Lana Del Rey, Bombino, Ray LaMontagne, Valerie June, Hanni El Khatib, Connie Britton und Nikki Lane. Patrick Carney betätigte sich als Label-Betreiber (seit 2005: Audio Eagle Records) sowie als Produzent – unter anderem für die kanadische Rockband The Sheepdogs.

Soundtrackbeiträge und Werbung

  • Girl Is on My Mind wird von Sony Ericsson in einem Werbespot mit den Tennisspielerinnen Ana Ivanović und Daniela Hantuchová zur Bewerbung eines Mobiltelefons genutzt. Der Titel ist ebenfalls im Kinofilm Cashback als Untermalung eines Striptease zu hören.
  • Set You Free wird im Film School of Rock angespielt.
  • Gold On The Ceiling wird in der Serie Heroes of the Internet gespielt.
  • Strange Times ist Teil der Playlist des Radiosenders Radio Broker im Computerspiel GTA IV.
  • Your Touch ist im Soundtrack zum Film Zombieland enthalten und kommt auch im Soundtrack zum Computerspiel Driver San Francisco vor.
  • Just Got to Be ist Teil des Soundtracks des Konsolenspiels NHL 08.[2]
  • I’ll Be Your Man aus dem Album The Big Come Up ist der Titelsong der Fernsehserie Hung – Um Längen besser.
  • I Got Mine aus dem Album Attack & Release kommt im Kinofilm Das A-Team – Der Film vor (als das A-Team sich im Irak auf einen Einsatz vorbereitet),[3] sowie als Opener im Film Homefront (2013).
  • Tighten Up gehört zu den Soundtracks der Fußballsimulation FIFA 11. Des Weiteren ist der Song auch zu Beginn des Films Spring Breakers vertreten.
  • Howlin’ for You ist einer der Songs aus Limitless (Ohne Limit).
  • Chop and Change wird in Eclipse – Biss zum Abendrot gespielt.
  • Hard Row wird in der Pilotepisode der Serie Sons of Anarchy gespielt.
  • Next Girl ist auf dem Gitarren-Videospiel Rocksmith zum Lernen hinterlegt.
  • Lonely Boy aus dem Album El Camino dient im Trailer für das Computerspiel Need for Speed zur Unterlegung von The Run. Außerdem ist er im Trailer des 2013 erschienenen Film Warm Bodies, in Forza Horizon zu hören und auch A1 Telekom Austria verwendete den Song für Werbezwecke. 2017 nutzte Volkswagen den Titel für die Werbung des neuen Polos.
  • The Black Keys sind mit ihrer Coverversion von Bob Dylans The Wicked Messenger auf dem Soundtrack der fiktiven Dylan-Filmbiographie I’m Not There (2007) von Todd Haynes vertreten.
  • Im Film Die Qual der Wahl ist der Black-Keys-Song Gold on the Ceiling am Anfang zu hören.
  • Das Intro von Howlin’ for You ist in dem Werbespot von Netflix zu hören.
  • Everlasting Light ist Teil des Soundtracks des Computerspiels NBA 2K15 und Howlin’ for You war im Vorgängerspiel NBA 2K14 zu hören.
  • Lies ist in der dritten Episode der Krimiserie Lie to Me zu hören
  • Howlin’ for you ist in der Pilotfolge der Serie Suits (S1E1) zu hören. In der Szene, wo Harvey Mike einstellt und der das Gras die Toilette runter spült.
  • Lonely Boy läuft als Titellied der Serie Im Knast.
  • Goin’ Home ist in dem Film Up in the Air zu hören.
  • I’m Not The One aus dem Album Brothers ist am Anfang der vierten Folge der Serie The Leftovers zu hören.
  • She’s Long Gone bildet Teil des Soundtracks zum Film Boyhood.[4]

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[5]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE AT CH UK US
2002The Big Come Up
Erstveröffentlichung: 14. Mai 2002
2003Thickfreakness
Erstveröffentlichung: 8. April 2003
2004Rubber FactoryUK62
(1 Wo.)UK
US131
(2 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 7. September 2004
2006Magic PotionUK79
(1 Wo.)UK
US95
(2 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 12. September 2006
2008Attack & ReleaseUK34
Gold
Gold

(3 Wo.)UK
US14
Gold
Gold

(14 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 1. April 2008
2010BrothersDE95
(1 Wo.)DE
CH48
(4 Wo.)CH
UK29
Gold
Gold

(25 Wo.)UK
US3
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(145 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 18. Mai 2010
2011El CaminoDE27
(14 Wo.)DE
AT52
(15 Wo.)AT
CH18
(37 Wo.)CH
UK6
Platin
Platin

(81 Wo.)UK
US2
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(100 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 6. Dezember 2011
2014Turn BlueDE6
(7 Wo.)DE
AT5
(6 Wo.)AT
CH4
(12 Wo.)CH
UK2
Gold
Gold

(18 Wo.)UK
US1
Gold
Gold

(31 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 12. Mai 2014
2019Let’s RockDE7
(5 Wo.)DE
AT5
(5 Wo.)AT
CH3
(9 Wo.)CH
UK3
(5 Wo.)UK
US4
(4 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 28. Juni 2019
2021Delta KreamDE3
(8 Wo.)DE
AT3
(3 Wo.)AT
CH3
(11 Wo.)CH
UK5
(2 Wo.)UK
US6
(3 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 14. Mai 2021

EPs

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[5]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE AT CH UK US
2006Chulahoma: The Songs of
Junior Kimbrough
US199
(1 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 2. Mai 2006
2009BlakrocUS176
(1 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 27. November 2009
2010iTunes SessionUS79
(1 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 26. November 2010
2012The Tour Rehearsal TapesUS156
(1 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 9. Oktober 2012

Videoalben

JahrTitelAnmerkungen
2004Thickfreakness in AustinErstveröffentlichung: 7. September 2004
2005LiveErstveröffentlichung: 4. Oktober 2005
2006Austin City Limits Music Festival 2005Erstveröffentlichung: 20. Juni 2006
2008Live at the Crystal BallroomErstveröffentlichung: 18. November 2008

Weitere Videoalben

  • 2002: The Big Come Up
  • 2003: Thickfreakness
  • 2004: The Moan
  • 2006: Live in Austin, TX

Singles

JahrTitel
Album
Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[5]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE AT CH UK US
2003Hard Row
Thickfreakness
UK86
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Mai 2003
Have Love Will Travel
Thickfreakness
UK77
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: September 2003
200410 A.M. Automatic
Rubber Factory
UK66
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 30. August 2004
Till I Get My Way / Girl Is on My Mind
Rubber Factory
UK62
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 22. November 2004
2010Tighten Up
Brothers
US87
Platin
Platin

(4 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 18. Mai 2010
2011Lonely Boy
El Camino
UK80
Gold
Gold

(8 Wo.)UK
US64
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(20 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 26. Oktober 2011
2012Gold on the Ceiling
El Camino
UK57
Silber
Silber

(6 Wo.)UK
US94
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(6 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 25. Februar 2012
2014Fever
Turn Blue
UK57
(4 Wo.)UK
US77
Gold
Gold

(3 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 24. März 2014

Weitere Singles

  • 2010: Howlin’ For You (UK:SilberSilber; US:PlatinPlatin)
  • 2010: Everlasting Light (US:GoldGold)
  • 2012: Little Back Submarine (US:GoldGold)

Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe

Goldene Schallplatte

  • Belgien Belgien
    • 2015: für das Album El Camino
  • Danemark Dänemark
    • 2020: für das Album El Camino
  • Italien Italien
    • 2013: für das Album El Camino
    • 2014: für die Single Gold on the Ceiling
    • 2014: für die Single Fever
    • 2019: für die Single Howlin‘ for You
  • Kanada Kanada
    • 2011: für die Single Howlin‘ for You
    • 2011: für die Single Tighten Up
    • 2012: für das Album Attack & Release
    • 2012: für die Single Little Black Submarines
    • 2012: für die Single Gold on the Ceiling
  • Niederlande Niederlande
    • 2012: für das Album El Camino
  • Norwegen Norwegen
    • 2021: für das Album El Camino

Platin-Schallplatte

  • Australien Australien
    • 2012: für die Single Gold on the Ceiling
  • Frankreich Frankreich
    • 2014: für das Album El Camino
  • Irland Irland
    • 2012: für das Album El Camino
  • Italien Italien
    • 2018: für die Single Lonely Boy
  • Kanada Kanada
    • 2015: für das Album Turn Blue
  • Neuseeland Neuseeland
    • 2012: für die Single Lonely Boy
  • Vereinigte Staaten Vereinigte Staaten
    • 2021: für die Single Little Black Submarines

2× Platin-Schallplatte

  • Australien Australien
    • 2012: für das Album El Camino
  • Neuseeland Neuseeland
    • 2012: für das Album El Camino

3× Platin-Schallplatte

  • Australien Australien
    • 2012: für die Single Lonely Boy
  • Kanada Kanada
    • 2019: für das Album Brothers

4× Platin-Schallplatte

  • Kanada Kanada
    • 2021: für das Album El Camino
    • 2022: für die Single Lonely Boy

Anmerkung: Auszeichnungen in Ländern aus den Charttabellen bzw. Chartboxen sind in ebendiesen zu finden.

Land/RegionAus­zeich­nung­en für Mu­sik­ver­käu­fe
(Land/Region, Auszeichnungen, Verkäufe, Quellen)
Silver record icon.svg SilberGold record icon.svg GoldPlatinum record icon.svg PlatinVer­käu­feQuel­len
 Australien (ARIA)0! S0! GPlatinum record icon.svg 6× Platin6420.000aria.com.au
 Belgien (BEA)0! SGold record icon.svg Gold10! P15.000ultratop.be
 Dänemark (IFPI)0! SGold record icon.svg Gold10! P10.000ifpi.dk
 Frankreich (SNEP)0! S0! GPlatinum record icon.svg Platin1100.000snepmusique.com
 Irland (IRMA)0! S0! GPlatinum record icon.svg Platin115.000irishcharts.ie
 Italien (FIMI)0! SGold record icon.svg 4× Gold4Platinum record icon.svg Platin1135.000fimi.it
 Kanada (MC)0! SGold record icon.svg 5× Gold5Platinum record icon.svg 12× Platin121.160.000musiccanada.com
 Neuseeland (RMNZ)0! S0! GPlatinum record icon.svg 3× Platin345.000nztop40.co.nz
 Niederlande (NVPI)0! SGold record icon.svg Gold10! P10.000nvpi.nl
 Norwegen (IFPI)0! SGold record icon.svg Gold10! P10.000ifpi.no
 Vereinigte Staaten (RIAA)0! SGold record icon.svg 5× Gold5Platinum record icon.svg 11× Platin1113.500.000riaa.com
 Vereinigtes Königreich (BPI)Silver record icon.svg 2× Silber2Gold record icon.svg 4× Gold4Platinum record icon.svg Platin11.400.000bpi.co.uk
InsgesamtSilver record icon.svg 2× Silber2Gold record icon.svg 22× Gold22Platinum record icon.svg 36× Platin36

Auszeichnungen

  • MTV Video Music Award 2010 für „Breakthrough Video
  • Grammy Award 2011 für „Best Alternative Music Album“ (Brothers)
  • Grammy Award 2011 für „Best Recording Package“ (Brothers)
  • Grammy Award 2011 für „Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals“ (Tighten Up)
  • Grammy Award 2013 für „Best Rock Song“ (Lonely Boy)
  • Grammy Award 2013 für „Best Rock Performance“ (Lonely Boy)
  • Grammy Award 2013 für „Best Rock Album“ (El Camino)
  • BRIT Award 2013 für „International Group“

Dan Auerbach

  • Grammy Award 2013 für Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Einzelnachweise

  1. DER SPIEGEL: Abgehört: Die wichtigsten CDs der Woche - DER SPIEGEL - Kultur. Abgerufen am 8. August 2020.
  2. EA Trax Game Music (Memento vom 5. Dezember 2010 im Internet Archive)
  3. The A-Team (2010). Internet Movie Database, abgerufen am 14. Juni 2019 (englisch).
  4. Boyhood (2014). Internet Movie Database, abgerufen am 4. Januar 2021 (englisch).
  5. a b c Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US

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