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#songoftheday / REVIEW: The BLACK KEYS: “FEVER”

“Fever — can you hear me?”

I wasn’t terribly impressed with The Black Keys last album, but, wow, this song has my jaw-dropping every time I hear it.  It’s like The Black Keys as remixed by James Murphy.  In fact, it reminds me more of Arcade Fire’s Reflektor, which I wholeheartedly loved, than the last Black Keys album.  But whether or not you agree with me about anything I’ve just said, one thing is for certain: this is one catchy little number.  You’ve gotta love that thick, chunky bass guitar part, giving the track a strong funk vibe.  And those whistling synths are great, too.  If the vocals didn’t sound so indie or alt rock then this could easily be considered a pop tune.  Overall, it reminds me of U2’s pop album, the one where they bravely turned down the guitars and worked with all sorts of loops and such.  It seems to be hated by many U2 fans, but it’s actually my favorite.  So, it should not surprise you when I say that this is my favorite song by The Black Keys to date.  If you like the latest album by The Broken Bells then you’re going to love, love, love this.

 

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Published on May 1, 2014

The Black Keys’ new album Turn Blue will be released May 13th. Pre-order the album at http://theblackkeys.com or iTunes and receive the single “Fever” and “Turn Blue” instantly.

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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