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The Black Keys Turn Blue

The Black Keys seem to be getting better with every album. Following the highly successful 2011’s “ El Camino ” their eighth album feels loose , sort of irresistible and more improvised, consisting of songs that you can’t help but sing along to . The undeniable upbeat drive of their playing and the bittersweet content of their songs are a combination able to turn heartbreak into a totally new experience and function therapeutically.

Tracks immediately accessible that have become instant favourites on the first listen are the single “ Fever ” which unquestionably pleases their numerous fans , “ Turn Blue ” which is beautifully bluesy and the incredible opening track “ Weight Of Love ” that is truly and genuinely thrilling and features an epic guitar solo.

Dan Auerbach’s guitar playing is nothing short but exceptional and takes center stage, leaving you astounded. It looks like he has found what it takes to make the songs as good as they can possibly be. As for Patrick Carney’s drumming , it is powerful and appealing as always but without overwhelming the songs. As it has well been written , “ Turn Blue ” is a wonderful album that is meant to be heard in its entirety with your full attention. The music just flows from the listener’s ears to the brain and into the heart and often works as a healing force. Surprisingly enough the album seems to have stepped right out of the 70’s and this is something The Black Keys should be proud of.

With “ TURN BLUE ” The Black Keys exhibit even more musical growth and maturity but at the same time they leave room to grow and develop their supreme talents. There is no doubt that they have all the right elements and maintain a high level of quality in their work but what is even more important and admirable is the fact that they prove what they already know in their hearts … “ Taking risks and sticking to what you love often works ” !!!

Discover the irresistibly catchy album with the melancholic title “ Turn Blue ” and let a special band blow you away !!!

TURN BLUE Tracklist

1. Weight of Love
2. In Time
3. Turn Blue
4. Fever
5. Year in Review
6. Bullet in the Brain
7. It’s Up to You Now
8. Waiting on Words
9. 10 Lovers
10. In Our Prime
11. Gotta Get Away





WEIGHT OF LOVE ❤ ( Turn Blue ) video : #EPIC


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THE BLACK KEYS : A duo with the power to put Rock’n’Roll in your soul


After several albums and a decade of hard touring , the two-man band from Akron , Ohio have virtually reached the masses. Trends may come and go but they stayed in their own sealed off world and kept evolving. In a strange era when radio hits are ephemeral and hollow , The Black Keys have risen to fame with the authenticity of their sound. Especially their two last LPs have gone platinum and have won them many Grammy awards.

They have written memorable songs and worked tirelessly to become better through practice , digging into old records they love , to discover what makes them so special, creating music , growing their audience and their influence on the music scene. Drawing on resources from the past , they have updated their music to such admirable forms that evoke nostalgia for real Rock’n’Roll . With blues-based blasts about inescapable heartaches , inevitable regrets , pain , insufferable girlfriends , inconvenient love , they have come to the forefront of the contemporary music scene and proved they are a band that can make a difference.

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have somehow smeared the lines between blues , rock , R&B and soul , creating a kind of powerful music that gives you nasty body-rocking grooves. Like those bands of the good old days that you keep talking about. EL CAMINO  is probably their best work up to now , where the dark hearted blasts , the amazing riffs , the sleek sexy choruses , groovy and relentless beat twists , tempt you to sing along and get lost in the vibes of each track.

The Black Keys keep looking for ways to shake up that old days blues-rock rumble and they are doing it brilliantly. Being heavily influenced by blues-rock bands of the past but at the same time making those old riffs so current and new , they have admittedly crafted a catchy sound and an album worth listening to. They seem to have concentrated on the fundamentals , kept clean of unnecessary effects and dived into the rich well of American roots music, having proved over and over again that they understand the truth of rock and roll , country , rhythm and blues , with a sound that resembles no other. All these by having the right attitude and an undying belief in the freedom of music.

Songs like “ Gold on the ceiling ” give you the impression they existed forever. “ Sister ” is full of classic riffs and hooks worthy of another era and “ Little black Submarines ” features a combination of chords and reveals a mellower side. Most of the tracks in “ El Camino ” are reminiscent of those made long ago and the lyrics are so unpretentious and sincere which is not always that easy. Sounds that keep shouting “ I love Rock and Roll ”… and just like in the lyrics of their song “ Mind Eraser ” where the singer pleads ( Don’t let it be over ) , you keep wishing their music doesn’t stop.


Links of Interest:

The Black Keys’ Official Website

The Black Keys’ YouTube Channel

EL CAMINO on Spotify


Little Black Submarines :

Gold on the ceiling :

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