Dan Auerbach, 'Keep It Hid' (Nonesuch)

Keep It Hid
Critical Mass
Label: Nonesuch

by Shannon Zimmerman

Black Keys singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach opens his first solo outing with an acoustic country blues ("Trouble Weighs a Ton") that sounds utterly authentic but signifies mainly as a museum-quality reproduction. Fortunately, the rest of Keep It Hid hews more closely to the Keys' scuzz-encrusted, blunt-instrument assault -- the tremolo-soaked "Heartbroken, in Disrepair" throbs like ZZ Top on a lo-fi bender, and the lecherously lumbering "When I Left the Room" is a slow-burner of barn-burning proportions.



00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 Roger Sellers — Waves " 06:30
  • 2 Dorian Concept — Ann River, Mn " 04:08
  • 3 Run the Jewels — Blockbuster Night Part 1 " 02:32
  • 4 T.I. — New National Anthem Feat Skylar Grey " 04:17
  • 5 Katy Perry — Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (feat. RiFF RAFF) " 03:24

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA