THE BLACK KEYS Turn Blue None­such

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - KEVIN COURT­NEY

If The Black Keys felt any pres­sure to fol­low their mega­suc­cess­ful El Camino (2011), they cer­tainly don’t show it on their 10th full-length al­bum. Rather than chase af­ter an­other batch of hits, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Car­ney have kicked back and in­dulged in a lit­tle sonic ex­plo­ration. Which might ex­plain why open­ing track Weight of Love sounds like a scuzzed-up ver­sion of Dark Side of the Moon mixed with a soupçon of Air’s Moon Sa­fari. Flag­ship sin­gle Fever worms its way into you with its nig­gling key­board line and an­te­up­ping coda, while the ti­tle track slinks along on a loose gui­tar riff and squidgy synths. Wait­ing on Words and Lovers steer smoothly be­tween blues and soul, but Gotta Get Away veers into Steve Miller Band ter­ri­tory. With Dan­ger Mouse at the con­sole once again, The Black Keys are still fir­ing on all cylin­ders, though go­ing for a cruise rather than a crash.

Down­load tracks: Fever, Turn Blue, Bul­let in the Brain, Wait­ing for Words

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