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Dan Auerbach + The Arcs, “Stay in My Corner” from Yours, Dreamily (2015): One Track Mind

Dan Auerbach + The Arcs, “Stay in My Corner” from Yours, Dreamily (2015): One Track Mind

The Arcs’ “Stay in My Corner” isn’t any muscle-popping left turn for Black Keys fans. Instead, it simply sticks with what Dan Auerbach does best.

The Black Keys’ Brothers pulled together every strand of their genre-jumping genius

The Black Keys’ Brothers pulled together every strand of their genre-jumping genius

‘Brothers,’ released on May 18, 2010, stands as the Black Keys’ best-ever attempt at hybridizing black music into modern rock.

The Black Keys – Turn Blue (2014)

The Black Keys – Turn Blue (2014)

‘True Blue’ pushes outward, but it doesn’t forget the core within.

One Track Mind: The Black Keys, “Turn Blue” from Turn Blue (2014)

One Track Mind: The Black Keys, “Turn Blue” from Turn Blue (2014)

The Black Keys keep their foot off the gas pedal on the title track from the upcoming Turn Blue, offering a quietly effective journey into falsetto-sung heartache — like a stripped-down, next-gen update of the Temptations’ Psychedelic Shack.

The Black Keys, “Fever” from True Blue (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

The Black Keys, “Fever” from True Blue (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

A lean groove, a crinkly throwback riff, a pained falsetto. Yes, the Black Keys are back — with a song that thrums with pent-up passion and swirling darkness, with something finally worth celebrating. “Fever” is the sound of a churning, unrequited love, and the sound a band that’s completely returned to form.

One Track Mind: Ray LaMontagne, “Supernova” from Supernova (2014)

Somehow, Ray LaMontagne lost his mojo. A year went past after the release of his Grammy-winning God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise project. Then two. Then four. Other than the stand-alone track “Empty,” LaMontagne simply walked off the musical map.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop Music

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guUN-5Xpdt0&w=500&h=305] The Dinosaurs of Rock roamed the Earth again in 2012, racing up the charts past bands half their age and chewing through expectations. Expectations, you say? I had many. Most of them dead wrong.

The Sheepdogs – The Sheepdogs (2012)

With plenty of ’70s flavor and a whole vanload of grooves, Saskatoon’s the Sheepdogs solidify their presence with their eponymous fourth album. The September 2012 release is soaked in the boogie-woogie side of rock and roll

We're Half Way There: The Official™ Something Else! Mid-Year Top 10 for 2012

After two goes at an annual Official™ Something Else! Top 10 list, we’ve decided to introduce a mid-year edition — for those who simply can’t wait for the Christmas sales

Nick DeRiso’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop

Taking stock last night, as the sun dove below the trees on the year’s longest day, it occurred to me that 2012 has already provided a harvest of good-rocking blessings.