The Black Keys: Turn Blue 

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The Black Keys must be heartily sick of the White Stripes comparisons by now – but they might just have made their Elephant.

Just as Jack and Meg White nailed their blues-rock with that 2003 album,  so Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have perfected their thrilling two-man assault with Turn Blue.

And in Fever, the Ohio duo have produced a single which has gone some way to introducing them to the masses.

Comparisons aside, though, Turn Blue stands on its own feet as an endlessly playable rock record people will still be talking about when the Best of 2014 lists are compiled six months from now.

Producer Danger Mouse brings out their funky side a treat, and closer Gotta Get Away is a full-on Lynyrd Skynyrd-style slice of southern boogie that ends the album with a smile on its face.

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By Andrew Greenhalgh
twitter: @adjgreenhalgh

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