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Editors’ Notes

Vacillating between strutting, future-disco jams (“Bullet in the Brain”, “Year in Review”) and soulful synth-driven rockers (“10 Lovers”, “Fever”), Turn Blue is unified by singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach’s passionate songwriting, a brooding, ghostly atmosphere and the enduring power—and flexibility—of the blues.

Customer Reviews


A nice change in style for the keys, fever is a really refreshing song compared to their other songs.


What the hell! This is awful...I remember when these guys started out and they were raw and amazing. I'm all for bands taking new directions, but fever is just poor by their standards.

Not blues

I have just streamed this album and listened in full and for a band so inspired by blues and soul, this has none of their trademark raw blues sound and lacks soul. It's reminiscent of a pop pink floyd (and no that's not in a good way). if you are thinking of buying this buy their second album Thickfreakness - way better.
Get back to just Dan and Patrick and get rid of the other guys they are sapping the energy from the crowd man!


Formed: 2001 in Akron, OH

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

It's too facile to call the Black Keys counterparts of the White Stripes: they share several surface similarities -- their names are color-coded, they hail from the Midwest, they're guitar-and-drum blues-rock duos -- but the Black Keys are their own distinct thing, a tougher, rougher rock band with a purist streak that never surfaced in the Stripes. But that's not to say that the Black Keys are blues traditionalists: even on their 2002 debut, The Big Come Up, they covered the Beatles' psychedelic...
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