For lovers of pop music, advance word about the new Black Keys album was a bit alarming. Guitarist-vocalist Dan Auerbach, drummer Patrick Carney and returning co-conspirator/­co-producer Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton said in recent interviews that they were consciously steering themselves away from producing singles. Considering the whiz-bang accessibility (and multiple Grammy wins) of the band's last album, 2011's "El Camino," this approach seemed needlessly contrary. But it all makes sense now that Turn Blue is here.

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