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  • Summary: The eighth full-length release for the blues rock duo of an Auerbach and Patrick Carney was produced by Danger Mouse.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. 100
    There’s an ever-expanding diversity of appeal to Turn Blue that should win new fans and please the faithful.
  2. 83
    Turn Blue, though, is the sound of Auerbach and Carney eagerly and grandiosely taking things into their own (and, if you want, Burton’s) hands.
  3. May 16, 2014
    80
    This may be the most raucously uplifting divorce album ever heard.
  4. May 12, 2014
    75
    Over seven increasingly ambitious albums, they refined the approach, and Turn Blue contains their most atmospheric and somber music yet.
  5. May 13, 2014
    70
    If you were hankering for a return to their garage-rock roots, then Turn Blue is going to disappoint; however, if you’ve liked where the band have gone since Dangermouse came on board, you’ll find plenty to appreciate here.
  6. May 29, 2014
    60
    On Turn Blue you can tell the duo remain integral and solidly at the core, new influences or not.
  7. May 13, 2014
    37
    A pronounced feeling of descent pervades Turn Blue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. May 13, 2014
    10
    THIS ALBUM IS GOD. I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BEING ONE OF THE EARLY CHOSEN FEW THINGS TO LISTEN TO THIS THING. AND. IT. IS. GUD. In allTHIS ALBUM IS GOD. I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BEING ONE OF THE EARLY CHOSEN FEW THINGS TO LISTEN TO THIS THING. AND. IT. IS. GUD. In all seriousness this album is a brilliant piece of work and easily my favorite effort by The Black Keys to date. Expand
  2. May 17, 2014
    9
    The "Turn Blue" I think it comes as a natural continuation of "Brothers" and "El Camino" confirming that the "Black Keys" is the most "hot"The "Turn Blue" I think it comes as a natural continuation of "Brothers" and "El Camino" confirming that the "Black Keys" is the most "hot" rock-blues band in recent years and Auerbach one of the major forms and attaches that the sound of his guitar literally "kills". Expand
  3. May 13, 2014
    9
    Undoubtedly his most mature album. Here we find songs with more soul than on the previous album El Camino, much more elaborate, maybe we doUndoubtedly his most mature album. Here we find songs with more soul than on the previous album El Camino, much more elaborate, maybe we do not see a succession of hit singles, but for shure we will not find a bad song. Weight of Love is brilliant. Expand
  4. May 14, 2014
    8
    The best thing about this album is its originality. The Black Keys haven't thrown their essence of garage rock throughout the album. TracksThe best thing about this album is its originality. The Black Keys haven't thrown their essence of garage rock throughout the album. Tracks like "Waiting on words", "Weight of love", "Gotta get away" and "In our prime" are the highlights of the album and one must listen to these. On an average i would give this album 8/10. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    8
    I really enjoyed this album, in some ways more so than El Camino. I feel that the tracks here are more emotionally invested than theirI really enjoyed this album, in some ways more so than El Camino. I feel that the tracks here are more emotionally invested than their previous record, and as a result I find myself coming back frequently. Highlights would include 'Weight of Love', 'Fever' and 'In Our Prime'. As somebody who is a fan of their previous work, but not a die hard supporter, I definitely recommend giving it a listen.

    Despite this though, the album definitely lacks the raw energy that the Black Keys are known for. There is less of a desire to fill stadiums here. Instead, carefully-constructed instrumental placing can be found on most tracks that while more complex, may leave some fans disappointed.
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  6. May 18, 2014
    6
    It's a'ight. That's about as much as I can say. They dip into 60's, 70's and a bit of 80's even.It's a'ight. That's about as much as I can say. They dip into 60's, 70's and a bit of 80's even. Meh................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  7. May 21, 2014
    1
    No this album doesn't deserve a score of 1. But gosh darn it, I just hated it that much. It's more along a 3, but regardless I feel physicalNo this album doesn't deserve a score of 1. But gosh darn it, I just hated it that much. It's more along a 3, but regardless I feel physical pain when put through this torture fest. There's maybe one alright track here. The rest, forget about it.

    Another bland album but yet another bland band. Hey guys, dad rock isn't cool. And adding your generic indie flare certainly doesn't help either. You guys said Nickelback was awful? How ironic.
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