Posted by: Jeff | May 24, 2010

Monday Mixtape XI

It’s a little overcast out there and The Rolling Stones just re-released their finest album, Exile on Main Street, so here are some bands playing odes to the blues.

The Rolling Stones – Rocks Off (1972) (Right Click, Save As)

Kicking off one of the greatest albums of all time, this bluesy jaunt is as fun today as it was in ’72.

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Kings of Leon – The Bucket (2005) (Right Click, Save As)

Before the angst-ridden “Use Somebody”, this southern band let loose with some good bluesy fun.

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat the Devil’s Tattoo (2010) (Right Click, Save As)

Though a new release, BRMC’s new album feels like a return to old-fashioned rock.

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The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You (2010) (Right Click, Save As)

The fuzzy guitar may sound modern, but the rambling beat and the finely-picked blues guitar give it a retro blues feel even before the analog vocals kick in.

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The Dead Weather – Blue Blood Blues (2010) (Right Click, Save As)

Jack White on drums and vocals, making the delta blues just a bit more seedy.

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The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup (1972) (Right Click, Save As)

The Stones inflected gospel and blues with a lot of pop sensibility on this one.

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Shuffle Your Feet (2005) (Right Click, Save As)

BRMC’s acoustic LP, Howl, demonstrates to a far greater degree just how much of their shoegazy fuzz is rooted in the blues.

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Kings Of Leon – Arizona (2007) (Right Click, Save As)

One of my favorite KoL tracks, this one has a lot of emotion in that guitar line.

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