Label: Nonesuch
Key Track: "Strange Times"

The Keys' sparse whiteboy blues got the Danger Mouse treatment in 2008 and saw their sonic ante upped immensely without losing their blasted-out Rust Belt snarl. Sounds good to us, then again, we've been huffing rubber fumes all afternoon.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
A&R features guitar work from longtime Tom Waits collaborator Marc Ribot.