Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Black Keys - Turn Blue (2014)

Akron natives The Black Keys broke through in a big way with 2011's El Camino, featuring the huge hit "Lonely Boy."  Turn Blue, their follow-up, is a crucial moment for the band:  should they try and move their sound forward in a new direction, or go to a formula approach and try and re-create their biggest success?

On the one hand, I commend them for not creating El Camino 2.0.  On the other hand, it's just not as inspired as El Camino was.

I really don't have much else to say.  Quite simply, I did not enjoy this album.

The Black Keys - Fever

Verdict:  I'll keep "Fever," at least provisionally.  Sell-back 1.

- Snilch

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