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In 2001, friends Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney decided to drop out of college and start a rock band. Their sound was defined by clipped-fuzz guitars underpinned by shuffling, grooved-out drums. This approach worked well enough to get the duo noticed by the general music-loving public, but the Black Keys got their first taste of the big time after teaming up with producer Danger Mouse. They then started incorporating more complex arrangements into their music, but without sacrificing that blues sound that made the band so popular initially. The 2010 album ‘Brothers’ pushed the Keys to another, higher level of success. It also primed fans for 2011’s ‘El Camino’ and the dance-inducing single ‘Lonely Boy.’ ‘El Camino’ was a departure for the band in that, aside from including lush instrumentation, it was probably the most accessible album the band had ever recorded. Today, they remain one of the diligent few keeping old-fashioned guitar rock alive and well.

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10 Best Black Keys Songs

Blues rock revivalists the Black Keys have come a long way since their humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio. Starting out around the time garage rock bands were coming out in droves in the early 2000s, the Midwest duo have ascended to arena rock pros. Diffuser.fm pays tribute to one of the hardest working bands in music today by counting down the 10 Best Black Keys Songs.

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You Think You Know the Black Keys?

You Think You Know the Black Keys?

Whether you're a die-hard fan or you've just recently started listening to them, watch our video montage of some obscure facts about the Black Keys.

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Danny Clinch
Danny Clinch

The Black Keys Announce Australian Tour, Ready to Record Again

The Black Keys are set to kickoff the U.S. leg of their world tour in support of 'Turn Blue' this weekend, but the duo just revealed they won't be forgetting fans down under.

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The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney + Grouplove Wrote Music for New Netflix Cartoon

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney -- along with his uncle -- wrote the opening credits music for 'BoJack Horseman.'

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Vimeo
Vimeo

The Black Keys Unveil NSFW ‘Weight of Love’ Video

Supermodel Lara Stone stars in the Black Keys' cinematic new video for 'Weight of Love' and it's one that censors would have a field day with.

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Paul Zimmerman/Theo Wargo, Getty Images
Paul Zimmerman/Theo Wargo, Getty Images

‘NBA 2K15′ Soundtrack Features the Strokes, Lorde + More

Pharrell Williams curates the soundtrack to the upcoming installment in the NBA 2K video game franchise and one thing is clear: he won't be passing (over) the rock.

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Dirty Heads
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Diffuser Top 10 Video Countdown: Dirty Heads Top Dead Stars in ‘Summer’ Battle

Summer is the central theme of the top two videos on our countdown this week, and the similarities don't end there.

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Janette Pellegrini, Getty Images
Janette Pellegrini, Getty Images

Watch the Black Keys on a French TV Show

Apparently the Black Key's media blitz, which stormed the States last month, is still going strong overseas.

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Kevork Djansezian / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Black Keys and Jack White Now Available As Restaurant Menu Items

Even if they seemingly can't get along in the real world, Jack White and the Black Keys may go together in a completely unexpected place: the dinner table.

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Noam Galai, Getty Images
Noam Galai, Getty Images

The Black Keys and the Myth of the Modern Rock Star

The Black Keys have secured their place in rock 'n' roll history ... or have they?

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