The Black Keys ‎– El Camino

Nonesuch ‎– 529099-1
Vinyl, LP, Album
CD, Album


A1 Lonely Boy 3:13
A2 Dead And Gone 3:41
A3 Gold On The Ceiling 3:44
A4 Little Black Submarines 4:11
A5 Money Maker 2:57
B1 Run Right Back 3:17
B2 Sister 3:25
B3 Hell Of A Season 3:45
B4 Stop Stop 3:30
B5 Nova Baby 3:27
B6 Mind Eraser 3:15
CD-1 Lonely Boy 3:13
CD-2 Dead And Gone 3:41
CD-3 Gold On The Ceiling 3:44
CD-4 Little Black Submarines 4:11
CD-5 Money Maker 2:57
CD-6 Run Right Back 3:17
CD-7 Sister 3:25
CD-8 Hell Of A Season 3:45
CD-9 Stop Stop 3:30
CD-10 Nova Baby 3:27
CD-11 Mind Eraser 3:15

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Includes poster, the record comes in gatefold tip-on sleeve, the CD comes in a cardboard sleeve.

Nonesuch Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company [...] ℗ & © 2011 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

All songs published by McMoore McLesst Publishing (BMI),
Administered by Wixen Music | Sweet Science|Copyright Control (ASCAP)

All songs recorded at Easy Eye Sound, Spring 2011

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 75597 96333 5
  • Barcode (Scanned (UPC_A)): 075597963335
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 529099-1-A BG P. USA -23568-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 529099-1-B BG P. USA -23568-
  • Other (Bonus CD catalog number): STCD 400162
  • Matrix / Runout (CD matrix, Variant 1): X36795 1 529099-2 TEXT 01 M1S10
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U8K
  • Matrix / Runout (CD matrix, Variant 2): X36795 1 529099-2 TEXT 01 M1S8
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U8B
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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529099-2 The Black Keys El Camino(CD, Album) Nonesuch 529099-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
529099-2 The Black Keys El Camino(CD, Album) Nonesuch 529099-2 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
none The Black Keys El Camino(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Nonesuch none 2011
WKPD-0249, 529099-2 The Black Keys El Camino(CD, Album) Warner Music Korea, Nonesuch WKPD-0249, 529099-2 South Korea 2012 Sell This Version
529099-1 The Black Keys El Camino(LP, Album) Nonesuch 529099-1 USA & Europe 2011 Sell This Version


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July 20, 2020
The sound quality on this to me is mediocre like some others have said. Some songs sound good to me like Little Black Submarines and Sister, while Gold on the Ceiling doesn't sound that great. Despite this having a lot of big hits on it this probably one of my least favorite albums of theirs.


October 26, 2019

I had to return the first copy since it was very warped. The replacement is a good record overall. Not the greatest, but it is a good sounding record.


July 31, 2018
I recently ordered this album from Nonesuch Records and my package did not include the CD within the gate fold. Not really a problem for me as I was more interested in the vinyl than the CD, but posting this in case anyone else receives the same on their order.


January 3, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
Just a warning; this pressing is pretty terrible. I just A-Bed it against the digital recording and the stereo image is much smaller, really muddy bass output (weird that more subsonics have been added to a vinyl pressing: it usually the opposite) and very quiet - need to turn it up much more than my other records, bringing up the noise floor. A real shame.


April 12, 2017

This is a great album. I feel like they haven't lost anything yet. Brothers, Attack and Release and Thickfreakness are better.


August 10, 2016
Stop complaining Mind Eraser, Money Maker and Gold On The Ceiling are more than terrific!


June 11, 2015

... this album marks the beginning of the end


February 25, 2012
edited over 9 years ago

No where near as interesting as previous releases I've heard of their's. It all sounds too way much like Danger Mouse and not like them.


December 21, 2011
edited over 9 years ago

The power is there, the sound is there, the songs are there, The Black Keys are there.
But where "Brothers" was the sound of two guys strugling to get something perfect out, not knowing they did exactly that, "El Camino" is the sound of a band having experienced the reaction of the crowd to their previous record. With "El Camino" they didn't have to walk that same rocky road anymore. The album is again delightfully powerful, but the working-proces has been kept out of the studio. No pain, no misery. Just music, just good. No blues, just (en)joy.


December 6, 2011
edited over 9 years ago

After you remove wit, ingenuity, intelligence, soul, emotion and depth from the music of The Black Keys what do you have left behind? Not an awful lot you might think.

Just short of having a husk of a band making an empty record, the record is immediate, fun and bright but you get the feeling this thing is going to get tired very quickly.

The masses will love this record, just as they love anything that's vacuous, easy to digest and disposable. As such the praise this record is having heaped upon it is not surprising, just typical responses to a record that is immediate and fun but ultimately devoid of genuine substance, which is a damn shame.

Carney's drumming is monotonous and insipid, Auerbach's guitar work at times is very good but everything seems to be a cheap diluted version of The Black Keys. The vocals throughout seem lacking in sincerity, wit or soul which we would normally associate with Auerbach. The Black Keys have all the tools, they have all the talent but this does appear to be doomed to be remembered as an empty and forgettable record and even worse it will probably be the record everyone remembers them for. Is it soulless, forgettable and insipid enough for it to win a Grammy, possibly.

Edit: Jesus I was down on this. I'm not removing or editing the review but just want to say that although I stand by most of the comments it's not quite as bad as I initially felt and feel that it's solid rock album due to a few standout tracks with lift it our of the mire a bit. Think Scissor Sisters trying to make a Black Keys album.