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Turn Blue [Digipak] - CD

Model: 26152295SKU: 24940207

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 225 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great album from a great band.

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    dragonfansteven
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    From the opening notes of "Weight of Love" it is obvious that this is not the same Black Keys we heard on the previous "Brothers" and 2011's breakout "El Camino". While Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) has been working with the band throughout the 2000's, never has his influence been more evident than on "Turn Blue". At times it's almost as if you were listening to a Broken Bells CD (Burton's project with Shins lead singer James Mercer). Gone is the raw garage band sound in favor of more refined melodies. But this doesn't mean that the trademark Black Keys sound isn't there. Dan Auerbach's guitar playing is better; more intricate and more mature. Patrick Carney's drums seem even more powerful than ever. Standout tracks: "Weight of Love", "Fever" and "Gotta Get Away" (the final track a straight ahead rocker that reminds the listener of previous Keys outings). "Turn Blue" is an oustanding effort from a band that is confident enough in itself to explore new territory. This CD has been in my car player since I bought it and it improves with each repeated listening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another solid effort.

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    Arthur666
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    The Black Keys have returned with another solid release. Again using producer Dangermouse, the band have turned in a set of catchy songs that will likely become part of many fans' impending summer soundtrack. The band maintains a sound similar to that of their prior release, El Camino, and not far from their break-out hit CD, Brothers. If you are hoping to hear the more garage-y sound of their early releases you'll have to revisit those older releases as the band seem to have settled into a more groovy, often soulful sound. I happen to think Brothers is their finest record to date. Some will argue that The Black Keys are too mainstream now. Too polished. While this album doesn't take many risks, I am enjoying it thus far and I think most fans will be happy with Turn Blue.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE OF TURNING BLUE

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    BlueDaBaDee

    Yo Listen Up. This is a great spring album. Especially for the summer. Can't wait to put this album on the Boom Box and go swimming in the backyard after a hard walk in the heat. The cover art is epic. Reminds me of this song by Alice Cooper called Blue Turk from the School's Out LP. Also I am a big fan of Eiffle 65. So I get feelings of that late nineties rap beat song. Many people will agree that there does come a time when we all turn blue. NOW TURN BLUE!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great CD

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    Thomas
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    I recently heard the Black Keys' new single 'Fever' on the radio and really liked it so I looked into their new album and really enjoyed most of their other songs. So I drove out to Best Buy and picked up a copy of 'Turn Blue'. It's overall a great album. I'm generally not a fan of the paper sleeves CDs these days come in because they scratch the disk when you take it out or put it back in. But that's just a minor problem. It's the music that matters most. The CD also includes a poster of the album cover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Different sound, great music.

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    PhillyBestBuy
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    The Black Keys continue their dominant position as the premier rock band in the U.S. today. Turn Blue is their latest and almost greatest record (Brothers, possibly the best of all). A lot has been mentioned about the role of Danger Mouse as the producer/third wheel with Carney and Auerbach, but the basic guitar and drums thunder as well as ever. The lyrics also are more focused, but do not meander too much away from the blues. A great record for opening up the car windows and playing LOUD!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, just not 'El Camino' good.

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    Mzup77
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    This newest entry from The Black Keys is a solid album, it just lacks the rock appeal and catchiness of their previous album, El Camino. While I admit to being initially skeptical to the over-produced sound and synth heavy vibe of this one, it has grown on me the past two weeks. It just took me a while to realize I liked it, unlike most of their previous work that I've loved right off the bat. I can live with this, but I miss the gritty rock I fell in love with before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Black Keys get deep

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    JRob
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    The Black Keys are quickly becoming one of the great American rock bands. Their new album, Turn Blue, seeks an inward look at serious topics of love, loss, and eternity. This album is beautiful and is a big step of growth for the duo. Since their monster album, Brothers, released in 2010, The Black Keys have seen a steady climb of popularity and musical growth. Turn Blue is a natural progression for a band already enjoying their stride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    They were a good band,this disc NOT!

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    Evil1
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    Bought this because I have all their discs! Cover looked like a throw-back to the 60's. Thought the sound would be there too! NOT! Out of all their albums this was the most Disappointing album of The Keys career!! Better get back to the roots guys or your going to lose listeners!! Ya need Dan's guitar work and the kicking back beat from Patrick!! Definitely will listen to the next album before buying it!! :-/

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another hit from Black Keys!!!

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    GoBucks105
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    I have every Black Keys CD from start to finish and they all have highs and lows but this CD is going to be one of my all time favorites. I fell in love with the simplicity of their old style blues sound, guitar and drums but you can only do so much with that and still sound fresh and original. This CD has lots of cool mixtures of bass, keyboards and synthesizer but still has that Black Keys signature sound!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Latest Black Keys Good, No Matter What You Heard

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    TheBigLebowski
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    I've been a fan of theirs for 15 years or so, but I didn't get "Turn Blue" on release day like I have for their albums in the past. I thought that Danger Mouse producing again would be "El Camino Pt.2". So glad I was very wrong, on several songs they are straying away from the formula and it's a good thing. If you have been on the fence about this, go ahead and pick it up, you'll be happy you did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Rock Music

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    Chris
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    The Black Keys have become a household name in recent years and after the success of El Camino, the world was waiting for a new Black Keys album. Turn Blue is certainly full of the passionate blues rock fans have been given in the past. I enjoy the album from front to back, but my only issue with the album is that their is no stand out single, in the vein of what has become expected of The Black Keys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great psychedelic rock

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    NickG
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    From the nearly 7 minute opening song, to the "El Camino"-sounding closer, there's little to complain about. More akin to the Black Keys 2010 album "Brothers" than the arena-rock of 2011's "El Camino." Superb artistry and guitar skills abound when the Keys "Turn Blue." It may not be their best album, but even when the Black Keys are experimenting they still know how to make an engaging record.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great blues album

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    Aho34
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    A lot of criticism over this album being to boring. I completely disagree, I think it's a great blues album full of emotion and grit. It doesn't have the commercial appeal of El Camino, but I believe that's where it has it's strengths. They weren't trying to make an album full of singles, they focused on good blues music, and the result was Turn Blue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre at Best

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    AceofSpades55044
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    I picked this up and was expecting to hear some great guitar. I was shocked to hear very little guitar and very disappointed. I loved this band when they first came out. They were raw and rocked. This record has become to polished and soft. They are still talented musicians and I will keep this in my collection but it will not get used very much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Back to their roots

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    Margot
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    The Black Keys' latest album, to me, combines elements of their earliest work with the polish of their later releases. It is not my favorite, but it is an excellent album and the more I listen to it, the more I like it. To me, it is hard to top Thickfreakness and El Camino, both of which are very different from each other but equally brilliant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern BLUEs masterpiece!

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    MarkieD
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    The Black Keys have once again created a 'must have' album! This was my second purchase of the same album; I gave the first to my 74-year-old mother who found Turn Blue youthfully familiar. Simply put, The Black Keys (this album) transcend generations while staying true to the genre. Kudos to the duo for their brilliance!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A return to pre "Brothers" Black Keys music.

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    buck
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    At first I was disappointed when I listened to this album. I was expecting another "Brothers" or "El Camino". But with repeated listens I began to like it more and more. So much that now I love it and have not gotten tired of it after listening to it many times. It is one of my favorite CDs and probably will be for life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Black Keys newest sound.

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    Vicfran
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    This cd is closer to El Camino than to Thickfreakness. The Black Keys music continues to evolve into a radio friendly sound. The most noticeable difference is the heavy use of keyboards and bass. "Weight of Love" and "Turn Blue" are the closest to old Keys. A handful of songs would have been.a good fit for "Keep It Hid".

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but I liked El Camino better

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    BearWis
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    You know, the more I play this CD, the more it'll probably grow on me (it has some already!). However, I liked the "hooks" on El Camino more, and just the all-out rockingness. Turn Blue definitely has it's moments. Maybe we sometimes just hope for - "the sequel" too much!

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad effort

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    Moudy
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    I enjoy The Black Keys' music, even their less impressive music can be enjoyable. This CD would be, in my opinion, their less impressive stuff. It's fairly laid back and all the songs sound too similar to each other. Individually, the songs aren't bad but all together on one album they're just too indistinguishable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend