The Black Keys – Run Right Back

November 14, 2011

The Black Keys is not a band that feels compelled to reinvent themselves. When a new Black Keys album comes out, it’s unfair to expect something that is going to be sonically challenging–something that is going to expand your musical palate in the way, say, a new Animal Collective album might. But what is fair, what we can expect, is to have fun, and frankly, there’s nothing wrong with that. To fault the Black Keys for their simplicity would be to miss the point. This is blues rock at its finest–it is simple and it is formulaic. “Run Right Back” is another gotta-have-that-girl blues jam. Sure, it’s predictable. Sure it’s cliche. But honestly, when it comes to the Black Keys, who gives a fuck. Just enjoy.