The Black Keys, 'Turn Blue'
Turn Blue is a genuine turning point for the Black Keys – into a decisively original rock, with a deeper shade of blues. You still get the minimalist vigor of the Keys' first records a decade ago. But this is more brazen severity, richer and forward in its hip-hop allusions, super-size-rock dynamics, pictorial studio flourishes and offbeat commercial savvy. The Keys have been working up to this since their first LP with Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton, 2008's Attack & Release. Turn Blue sounds like arrival.