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Delta Kream

The Black Keys

Delta Kream

Tenth studio album from the Akron Ohio garage rock duo Dan Auerback and Patrick Carney is a cover album of hill country blues songs recorded over two afternoons

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  1. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    If enough Keys fans are encouraged to explore the originals, this project will have accomplished its mission
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Delta Kream is a very easy album to like
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  3. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A soundtrack for those hot and heady nights of late summer. It’s brilliant
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Returning to the simpler joys of their early records, the Ohio duo’s 10th album covers songs by the north Mississippi artists that continue to inspire them
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  5. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album solidifies the Akron duo as one of the most vital and credible blues-rock bands active today
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The Black Keys don't seem to be making any statement whatsoever, except for maybe: we like the blues, so here are some sweet jams to zone out to
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  7. 7.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Delta Kream doesn’t match the highs of fan favorite El Camino, but worry not, because this fits in nicely with the rest of their discography
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    Laconic and acidly textured, Delta Kream is a perfect balance of the Black Keys' lo-fi swagger and keen ear for the Mississippi blues traditions that inspired it
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  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    Containing a raw energy that harks back to those early Fat Possum recordings, ’Delta Kream’ is a truly potent elixir
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  10. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    As Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney breezily enter their second decade together, they pay tribute to and put their own spin on the Mississippi blues, turning it into something that sounds supple and comforting
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  11. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    Even though it has some misfires, this album is still understatedly fun, driven by a pure zest for blues music that is impossible to shy away from
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  12. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The garage-rock heroes pay homage to the Mississippi artists who inspired them
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  13. 6.0 |   NME

    The duo have never courted celebrity, and here they delve deeper than ever before into the swampy roots of their genre's forefathers. Authenticity ensues
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  14. 6.0 |   DIY

    It’s likely to appeal mostly to Dan and Patrick’s fellow blues nerds over anyone else
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