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Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney released El Camino, their latest album as The Black Keys, earlier this week.

Read The Black Keys: A Reinvention On 'El Camino'

December 8, 2011 – Ken Tucker says The Black Keys' new album reaches out beyond the band's typical audience.


Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney release El Camino, their latest album as The Black Keys, on Dec. 6.

Read The Black Keys: Necessary Roughness

December 4, 2011 – For the blues-rock band, getting the sound it wants on record often means embracing imperfections.


Clockwise from top left: Jonsi, Drake, Olof Arnalds, The Black Keys, The Antlers.

Read New Music From The Black Keys, Jónsi, Drake And More

November 15, 2011 – This week, artists who stayed mum for most of 2011 come out of the woodwork.


Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute to the rock 'n' roll pioneer, features Holly covers by Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more. The album comes out June 28.

Read First Listen: 'Rave On Buddy Holly'

June 19, 2011 – Hear Holly covers by Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more.

The Black Keys.

Listen The Black Keys: The Fresh Air Interview

January 31, 2011 – The band joins Terry Gross for a discussion of its album Brothers and the notion of "selling out."


Read 50 Favorites: A-B

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.

Read You've Never Heard 'Electric Warrior'?!

September 28, 2010 – All Songs Considered intern Sarah Ventre hears T. Rex's Electric Warrior for the first time.

The Black Keys.

Listen The Black Keys On World Cafe WXPN

September 3, 2010 – From Dan Auerbach's home studio, the band performs songs from the soulful Brothers. WXPN


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Listen Listeners Pick 2010's Best Music (So Far)

June 29, 2010 – See the Top 20 albums of the year to date, as selected by NPR listeners.


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Read Songs We Love: The Rolling Stones' 'Exile On Main Street'

May 13, 2010 – Preview the unreleased material as musicians expound on the album's lasting influence.

The Black Keys; photo by John Peets

Read First Listen: The Black Keys, 'Brothers'

May 9, 2010 – Hear the titanic blues-rock duo's new sixth album in its entirety until its release on May 18.

The Black Keys

Listen Spring Music Preview

April 6, 2010 – Hear sneak previews of new music from The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Stars and more.


Listen BlakRoc: The Black Keys Do Hip-Hop

November 27, 2009 – What happens when The Black Keys steps into a studio with 11 artists from the hip-hop world?


Read Fall Music Preview

September 21, 2009 – Now on All Songs Considered: previews of some of the fall's most anticipated releases.


Listen Dan Auerbach: A Black Key Plays Solo WXPN

April 27, 2009 – Authentic, blunt and powerful: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach looks inward on his first solo album. WXPN


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