Turn Blue

May 13, 2014 | Format: MP3

$6.99
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  • Original Release Date: May 9, 2014
  • Release Date: May 9, 2014
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Copyright: 2014 Nonesuch Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 45:08
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  • ASIN: B00J80VVLA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Great, great music and a very accomplished album.
Jasmin Assmann
I just care that they make music I want to listen to...and that is the case (for me) with the new album.
Stephen Tsai
Didn't impress me half as much as earlier albums...still there sound but not as original.
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186 of 223 people found the following review helpful By Alan on May 13, 2014
Format: Audio CD
This band is almost unrecognizable now, Danger Mouse having taken the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th spots in the band. Patrick Carney's imperfect desperation has been synthesized and pinched to drum-machine perfection, every one of Dan Auerbach's choruses is doubled by an unearthly reverbed angel voice an octave higher, every melody line is punctuated by a synth note to make sure it sticks in your head. Don't get me wrong, I like Danger Mouse fine, but this is in no way shape or form the Black Keys. It is Danger Mouse featuring performances by the Black Keys. Maybe that's what they wanted to create and that's totally fine, but I've heard a lot of Danger Mouse and once you've heard his bag of tricks it gets pretty repetitive.

Then again, some of these songs are deeply lame. That Fever song would never be on the radio without that horribly overloud synth melody line repeating over and over like a commercial jingle. It's really generic and pretty bad, but it's like an ice pick in your head which I guess is what makes a radio song.

I give three stars only because the first track alone is worth the price of admission. The Black Keys meet Pink Floyd. Again it's nothing like the Black Keys that I know, but it's awesome so that's okay. Most albums don't have a truly great song, and this has one, so that's worth at least a couple of stars.
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It is time to face the music, this is no longer two guys from Akron, Ohio driving around in a minivan playing gigs and recording albums in abandoned factories.

In concert Dan Auerbach really needs to say, That's Patrick on the drums, I'm Dan, that's Danger Mouse, here are the Greenhornes, and a few backup singers, we're The Black Keys. Any band that plays for twelve years has to evolve. The Black Keys have chosen to move to Nashville and make pop music that is heavily produced.

It makes sense that they would evolve to pop music, they have always said they did not want to be known as a blues band, nobody goes into a record store looking for blues albums. I just wish there was a song or two where they give a nod to their original fans and the blues.

Turn Blue is a heavily produced album. There is a lot of Pink Floyd influence. In the same way El Camino was influenced by Led Zeppelin. Turn Blue is a good album, not my favorite.

I'll always like the music The Black Keys make. Attack and Release was one of my least favorite of their albums, I prefer their earlier dirty stripped down work. The Black Keys are still making good music. This isn't a bad album, it isn't great either. It will play well on the radio. New fans will love it.

Original fans can still hope they will make a side project album of blues or solid rock music without the help of all those other people - just Dan and Patrick.
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34 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Hassan Awan on May 13, 2014
Format: Audio CD
From the first two tracks released before the album’s release, we can all agree that this album features a drastic change in sound however there are definitely glimpses of classic Keys in there.

Weight of Love – This is perhaps one of the strongest track on the album and reminiscent of Pink Floyd, what with the haunting intro and evocative guitar solos interspersed with lyrics open to interpretation.

In Time – The intro confuses the listener but this track fulfills the cliché of “growing on you” as the song carries on. This song evolves into a sound very close to signature Keys and the chorus is the kind that will get stuck in your head.

Turn Blue – I think this will evoke mixed feelings from Keys fans like myself but I have come to really like this song. The sound is not too different from their usual style but the vocals are outstanding and again, the chorus is fit for the song. It is also not over-mixed and has a largely bare-bones structure to it.

Fever – Despite playing it to death, this song simply does not do it for me. Perhaps it is the stark departure from their traditional sound to a synth-pop edge. No, it is definitely that!

Year in Review – This is one track in which the lead guitar is heard very briefly in the last minute and there is a lot of synthesized sounds sprinkled in various parts. I found it to be average, albeit with a catchy tune.

Bullet in the brain – One wonders to what extent is this song inspired by Dan’s divorce (“share the blame” and “I was in the wrong but you weren't in it anymore”) however it is a very dark track and comes across as a fervent manifestation of very personal pain.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Chris Wyatt on May 14, 2014
Format: Audio CD
I love the black keys. Rubber Factory and Chulahoma are my personal favorites but this new album feels very meh all around. Maybe these songs sounds great live, but on the album.. not so much. It is the same feeling I get when listening to the new Ray Lamontagne album which was produced by Auerbach.. Just seems like in both cases they went for a sound that has been done before and better by other bands. I'll pass on this album.

Maybe others feel differently; different can be good. In this case, different wasn't.
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