On the whole, Potion is a more tuneful album than 2004's outstanding Rubber Factory, filled with jabbing riffs you'll hum for days. Rock edges out the blues, and Auerbach's playing is bigger and fuzzier. His evolution as a frontman continues on the slinky "You're the One," a made-for-the-bedroom track that invites comparisons to Hendrix. By "Elevator," the smoky album closer, the Keys prove that their major-label debut is well warranted.
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