Ohioan duo The Black Keys release their seventh album El Camino on Friday. The album follows hot on the heels of Brothers, which was one of the finest records of 2010 and oversaw their profile raise from below-the-radar to one of music's most revered rock acts. 

El Camino has already been the recipient of several glowing reviews (including John's 4.5 star review) and is the last big contender who we expect to be heavily featured on critics 'Best of 2011' lists. 

You can pre-order El Camino here. Trust us, it's worth every penny. In the meanwhile, check below for a sample of the goods.