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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Akron-natives The Black Keys aren't just one of the best garage rock bands, they're one of the one of the best bands of the 2000s. List of the best Black Keys albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Black Keys discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Black Keys albums can be found at the top of the list. The American blues rock duo consists of Dan Auerbach on guitar and vocals, and Patrick Carney on drums. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Black Keys singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Black Keys album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Black Keys album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know what is the best Black Keys album of all time, this list will answer your question. It features Rubber Factory, Attack & Release, El Camino, and more. This list of popular Black Keys CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
Rubber Factory 2004

1. When the Lights Go Out
2. 10 A.M. Automatic
3. Just Couldn't Tie Me Down
4. All Hands Against His Own
5. The Desperate Man
6. Girl Is on My Mind
7. The Lengths
8. Grown So Ugly
9. Stack Shot Billy
10. Act Nice and Gentle
11. Aeroplane Blues
12. Keep Me
13. Till I Get My Way

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El Camino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
JohnErvinSantiagoEnrile added El Camino 2011

1. Lonely Boy
2. Dead and Gone
3. Gold on the Ceiling
4. Little Black Submarines
5. Money Maker
6. Run Right Back
7. Sister
8. Hell of a Season
9. Stop Stop
10. Nova Baby
11. Mind Eraser

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Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
Brothers 2010

1. Everlasting Light
2. Next Girl
3. Tighten Up
4. Howlin' for You
5. She's Long Gone
6. Black Mud
7. The Only One
8. Too Afraid to Love You
9. Ten Cent Pistol
10. Sinister Kid
11. The Go Getter
12. I'm Not the One
13. Unknown Brother
14. Never Give You Up
15. These Days

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Thickfreakness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
Thickfreakness 2003

1. Thickfreakness
2. Hard Row
3. Set You Free
4. Midnight in Her Eyes
5. Have Love Will Travel
6. Hurt Like Mine
7. Everywhere I Go
8. No Trust
9. If You See Me
10. Hold Me in Your Arms
11. I Cry Alone

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Attack & Release is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
Attack & Release 2008

1. All You Ever Wanted
2. I Got Mine
3. Strange Times
4. Psychotic Girl
5. Lies
6. Remember When (Side A)
7. Remember When (Side B)
8. Same Old Thing
9. So He Won't Break
10. Oceans and Streams
11. Things Ain't Like They Used to Be
12. Mr. Dibbs // Fight for Air Mash-Up (Hidden Bonus Track)

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The Big Come Up is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
The Big Come Up 2002

1. Busted
2. Do the Rump
3. I'll Be Your Man
4. Countdown
5. The Breaks
6. Run Me Down
7. Leavin' Trunk
8. Heavy Soul
9. She Said, She Said
10. Them Eyes
11. Yearnin'
12. Brooklyn Bound
13. 240 Years Before Your Time

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Turn Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
JohnErvinSantiagoEnrile added Turn Blue 2014

1. Weight of Love
2. In Time
3. Turn Blue
4. Fever
5. Year in Review
6. Bullet in the Brain
7. It's Up to You Now
8. Waiting on Words
9. 10 Lovers
10. In Our Prime
11. Gotta Get Away

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Magic Potion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
Magic Potion 2006

1. Just Got to Be
2. Your Touch
3. You're the One
4. Just a Little Heat
5. Give Your Heart Away
6. Strange Desire
7. Modern Times
8. The Flame
9. Goodbye Babylon
10. Black Door
11. Elevator

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Chulahoma: the Songs of Junior... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time
redviperofdorne666 added Chulahoma: the Songs of Junior Kimbrough 2006

1. Keep Your Hands Off Her
2. Have Mercy on Me
3. Work Me
4. Meet Me in the City
5. Nobody but You
6. My Mind Is Ramblin'
7. Junior's Widow"