This is not a thread to sound all music snobbish. Yes I’ve been listening to the Black Keys for years and I only say that to qualify my statement that they have sounded the same forever. They didn’t just change up their sound and all of the sudden catch fire or something. They aren’t some amazing ground breaking or unique band. They are good for a low key listening though and have a few good tunes.
My question is what happened that caused Clearchannel to stick them in heavy rotation seemingly out of the blue? Now they are getting Grammy nods and are exploding out of nowhere. It truly seems like some sort of random big music mafia that sits around a table choosing what the next band is going to be and pounding them into your brain on the radio and commercials.
How are the BK so huge for seemingly no reason?