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by Gaby Whitehill | Photos by Danny Clinch

Tags: The Black Keys

Black Keys slam Michael Jackson album, Xscape

Patrick Carney says LA Reid 'needed a new boat' after release of unheard MJ tunes

 

Black Keys slam Michael Jackson album, Xscape

Photo: Danny Clinch

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney doesn't approve of the posthumous Michael Jackson album Xscape - in fact, he's called it "fucking bullshit".

Xscape was released on May 13, the same day as the Black Keys' new LP Turn Blue, and Carney is extremely sceptical about the nature of its release. Speaking to Rolling Stone, the drummer stormed: "[It's] some fucking bullshit that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable...Like he had to be dead for three years for it to be released."

Carney then specifically turned his attention to Epic Records boss LA Reid, who helmed the project, saying Xscape has only been released because the record executive "needed a new boat".

Watch the video for the Black Keys' 'Fever' below:

Carney isn't the only person to express his disapproval of Xscape - Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine recently said he thought his family should have been more involved in the project, whilst Michael's nephew TJ previously told The Sun he had "mixed emotions" about the record.

Xscape features 8 unreleased tracks from Jackson's extensive archive that have been reworked by producers Timbaland, Stargate and Rodney Jerkins. The LP features 'Chicago' and the Justin Timberlake-assisted 'Love Never Felt So Good'.

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