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VOCABULARY TEST Matt Daniels, a data scientist, coder and designer has conducted an extensive study to find out which rappers have the largest vocabulary and analysed any trends that occurred in the information. To make things even more interesting, he then made a comparison using the first 5000 words from seven of William Shakespeare’s works. Of the 85 rappers analysed, the top three reads: Aesop Rock - 7392, GZA (solo albums only) - 6426, Kool Keith - 6239. William Shakespeare - 5170, Moby Dick by Herman Melville - 6022.

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WIN BIG Sol3 Mio and David Dallas were the big winners at the 10th annual Vodafone Pacific Music Awards. David Dallas took home three top awards for his third album Falling Into Place, including the NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist, Niu FM Best Pacific Urban Artist, and his single ‘Runnin’’ snapped up the NZ On Air Radio Airplay Award. Sol3 Mio won the Radio 531PI Best Pacific Group award and the Auckland Council Best Pacific Music Album for debut album, which has gone five times platinum.

EARTH In the ‘90s, Seattle’s Earth released three albums on Sub Pop Records that set the standard for drone metal. While still drone-based, Earth now features a drummer and strong elements of country music, while still retaining the continuity of their previous sound. The band will perform three New Zealand shows in June. SEE TOURS AND EVENTS FOR DATES

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FIRST FILMS The New Zealand International Film Festival has revealed the first four films confirmed for 2014. 20,000 Days On Earth: The documentary takes a sly, sideways look at the musician Nick Cave. Pulp: Florian Habicht collaborates with Jarvis Cocker as band Pulp head in to their 2012 concert, giving a career best. Frank: a young wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led Frank. Jimi: All Is By My Side: writerdirector John Ridley shows us Jimi Hendrix before he was Jimi Hendrix.

MUSIC SUMMIT The Official 2014 Music Month Summit has been announced. Over the free daylong event, a panel of music industry specialists plus a collection of musicians will lead discussions in what it takes to succeed in today’s unpredictable and ever-changing music industry – both as an artist, and as a manager. SAT 24 MAY, 11AM - 4.30PM, AUCKLAND MUSEUM

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Shit worth doing music WED 14 MAY

THE JEZABELS THIS FORTNIGHT’S TEN MUST SEE MUSIC EVENTS IN NEW ZEALAND

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LOCAL

TOUR

INT’L

CULT CLASSIC

THU 15 MAY

THE KINGS ARMS

THE BECK’S SETS

AUCKLAND

DUX LIVE

8PM, $35, DASHTICKETS.CO.NZ

CHRISTCHURCH

The busy Aussie Indie four piece will be returning to our shores this week. Their latest album debuted at number 2 on the Australian charts and features polished hooks and tough melodies. Their music comes from the dark side of pop whilst managing to maintain a level of prettiness. They have toured with some of the biggest names in rock and promise to be one of the standout bands of the year.

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As part of NZ Music Month and thanks to Beck’s, there will be a free concert at Dux Live featuring Janine & The Mixtape. Janine is all smoky vocals and sultry appeal. This R&B singer has created a significant buzz through her new single ‘Hold Me’. Maximum Fledge will be rounding off the night with an eclectic electro soul set featuring a hybrid guest list of kiwi artists.

SAT 17 MAY

SHOCKING PINKS SAT 17 MAY

CHICKS HOTEL

FRI 23 MAY

DUNEDIN

EKKO PARK DING DONG LOUNGE AUCKLAND 8PM

Ding Dong lounge, a new rock bar in downtown Auckland is putting on the release party for Ekko Park who are releasing their single ‘Always A Fire’. This will be the fourth single from their new album and is a powerful indie anthem that promises to be a hit. Other bands playing on the night will be This Flight Tonight and Stitches.

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9PM, $10

The Shocking Pinks have achieved more than most local acts throughout their career. Starting in 2004, they joined an elite group of artists to have the honour of signing with Flying Nun records. Later on they were signed to New York label DFA, home of LCD Soundsystem. Their music mixes the buzzing guitars of shoegaze with dance-punk, blasting a sensual pink sound that floats through the venue until you can feel it in your belly.

BLACKLISTT THE MAYFAIR NEW PLYMOUTH 8PM, $40, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

Blacklistt are one of New Zealand’s most iconic metal bands. The band consists of most the members of the pioneering Blindspott and they have retained their dynamic intensity when performing live. Death circles and fearsome mosh-pits will be here in abundance as the band takes to the stage in their new incarnation.


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DAWN RAID 15 YEARS

FRI 23 MAY

JANELLE MONÁE W/ KIMBRA

STUDIO

GARY NUMAN

VECTOR ARENA

AUCKLAND

STUDIO

AUCKLAND

8PM, $30, DASHTICKETS.CO.NZ

AUCKLAND

6PM, $109, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Remember Dawn Raid? New Zealand’s top urban label they’ve now been in the game 15 years and have been responsible for bringing to the forefront the most recognizable names in Aotearoan Hip-Hop. They are touring this month with many of their flapship members. Including Che Fu, Savage and the Deceptikonz. More than a mere show this is to recognize of the supreme work this label has done throughout the years.

8PM, $85, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Kimbra is a lucky girl, through a chance encounter after the Montreaux Jazz festival she is now embarking on a tour with Janelle Monae one of the hottest names in R&B and the moment. Monae’s first two albums have received rave reviews channeling supernatural cyborg soul/funk into incredibly danceable numbers. Her songs feature a weirdness, which is refreshing in the pop-genre. This will be her first time in New Zealand.

FRI 30 MAY

Responsible for some of the defining tracks of the 80s and having been described by NIN’s Trent Reznor as ‘vitally important’ there is no better time to see this legend performing in the flesh. His performance is sure to be spooky and spaced out, sounding like a pop-crazy Bowie during his low period. His influence can be seen everywhere in today’s music in artists you would hardly believe.

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THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION

THE ENGLISH BEAT

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BODEGA

WELLINGTON

WELLINGTON

ARCH HILL 15 YEARS

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THE KINGS ARMS

A band that never seems to quite get the massive respect that they so seriously deserve, The Phoenix Foundation are perhaps New Zealand’s premier live act. This is their first tour in a year and a great opportunity to embrace their mystical pop and lush big band sound. With a new drummer they are pushing their sound into new directions, but have certainly lost none of their mind melting grooviness.

Back by popular demand after their knockout 2012 tour, these ska legends are returning with an all-star cast that will provide a serious skanking session for the lucky concert goers. Typifying the British ska sound similar to other acts such as The Specials or Madness, the band effortlessly blended the rhythmic sensibilities of reggae and ska with the energy of punk creating hypnotically danceable beats.

AUCKLAND

FRI 30 MAY

8PM, $10, UTR.CO.NZ

Arch Hill records have been behind many of our greatest independent artists and their line up now blends up-and-coming Indie artists as well as iconic bands such as The Clean. They are celebrating their 15th Anniversary and as part of New Zealand music month are putting on a wicked showcase of much of their talent.

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THE BEST IN TV AND FILM THIS FORTNIGHT

THU 15 MAY

CALIFORNICATION FOUR, 9.30PM

The final season of Californication, the show that brought David Duchovny back from the dead and asserted him as a major heart throb once again, will be showing on FOUR. Duchovny plays the master misogynist living the high life as a writer in California. The show features a truckload of Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll but does Hank still deserve a happy-ending?

THU 15 MAY

GODZILLA GENERAL RELEASE

EVIL DEAD

The notorious green monster, that storms cities stomping on skyscrapers like they were Lego, is back. With over 30 Japanese films based on the radioactive creature, American adaptations have been far fewer. This version takes an all-star cast of talented actors and pits them against the terrifying force of nature which is Godzilla. The director has enjoyed creating a complex human narrative which runs alongside the fearsome monster.

SKY MOVIES PREMIERE, 8.30PM

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The original Evil Dead didn’t quite know what it was, it was too funny to be a straight up horror and far too violent to be any kind of clear-cut comedy. This eagerly anticipated remake of the camp horror classic, channels the original’s DIY energy. With five teenagers stuck in a remote cabin having accidentally summoned evil spirits, expect the film to be both terrifying and oddly lighthearted.

THU 22 MAY - SUN 15 JUN

CATFISH: THE TV SHOW - S3

OUT TAKES 2014

MTV, 8.30PM

AUCKLAND/WELLINGTON/CHRISTCHURCH

The MTV spin-off show of the hugely successful documentary Catfish looks at the sinister side of the internet, a place where many of us spend a considerable amount of our time. The show takes people whose relationships exist only on the internet and takes them through an emotional journey as revelations about the partner’s true identity are revealed.

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One of New Zealand’s premier film festivals and one of only a few queer cultural events to have a national profile. The festival showcases the queer communities, encompassing lesbian, gay, trans and intersex. The festival attempts to remind us who we are and to bring communities together to celebrate equal rights for all.


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THU 29 MAY

SEX, DRUGS & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PRIME, 9.30PM

Prime takes a look at the 60s through its fantastic documentary series, Prime Rocks. Featuring never-beforeseen footage from the time, the show delves deep into the hedonistic hippie era, conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in Britain. Featuring in this week’s episode are Tom Jones, Lulu and Davy Jones from The Monkees.

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A fascinating recount of the Hollywood starlet Grace Kelly and her retirement from the industry to become royalty in the principality of Monaco. Staring Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth the film has ruffled some royal feathers with many in Monaco eager to stress the fictional nature of the film. The film is a focus on Kelly and her fears and weaknesses set against an incredible historical backdrop.

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Mike Judge, creator of Office Space and Beavis and Butthead, is the king of cult entertainment. Silicon Valley is his all-new series depicting the nouveau rich of California’s high-tech industry and the shambolic ways they socially awkward characters deal with their success. The show follows three misfit computer programmers who are exploited by a dotcom millionaire.

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Shit worth doing culture

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THIS FORTNIGHT’S FIVE MUST SEE CULTURAL EVENTS IN NEW ZEALAND

THU 15 MAY - SAT 17 MAY

HAIRY SOUL MAN COMEDY CHAMBER AUCKLAND 7PM, $25-28, COMEDYFESTIVAL.CO.NZ

SAT 17 MAY

HAMILTON ZINE FESTIVAL HAMILTONZINEFEST.WORDPRESS.COM HAMILTON 10.30AM-2.30PM

WED 14 MAY - SUN 18 MAY

AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL MULTIPLE LOCATIONS AUCKLAND

This is a great opportunity to hear from true first class writers from around the world. Reading is a solitary activity, so it is always interesting to be among a crowd of excited readers waiting to hear from their favourite writer. This year’s highlights include Booker Prize winning Kiwi Eleanor Catton. There is always great diversity in the range of events from talks on graphic novels to best sellers.

Zines are inexpensively produced handmade magazines which often showcase the storytelling ability or creativity of the author. Check out Bryce Galloway’s hilarious Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People. Hamilton is lucky to have secured a great location for their Zinefest on Alexandra Street. Here you can admire local illustrators and join in on workshops.

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Kai Smythe, the Hairy Soul Man, comes equipped with a seven piece blues band to take you on what he describes as ‘a sexual odyssey’. Musical comedy, when done right, can have you cracking up and grooving at the same time – no easy task. Hairy Soul Man uses the power of soul to delve into the human condition.

WINNERS

SQUIDBOY

THE BASEMENT

HERALD THEATRE

AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND

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7PM, $20-25, COMEDYFESTIVAL.CO.NZ

The Basement Theatre is at it again bringing you unique independent theatre. Winners features a group of misfits; highly skilled at fitting in and acting up. The play is an amalgamation of physical theatre, black comedy and everyday drama with a blend of hip hop to round off the weirdness. The play contains four short works, giving the audience a multitude of comedic experiences.

If you didn’t think that mime could be funny, then clearly you’ve been watching the wrong absurdist comics. Trygve Wakenshaw, a trained clown, is in New Zealand having won critical acclaim with sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His blend of physical comedy has been described as “masterful”, as he wonderfully uses mime and mouth sounds to maximum comic effect.


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TUE 13 MAY – SAT 31 MAY

OTHER DESERT CITIES MAIDMENT THEATRE AUCKLAND MAIDMENT.AUCKLAND.AC.NZ

Jon Robin Baitz, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, penned this play about high drama among a family who seem to have it all. Set in the sun-drenched comfort of Palm Springs, the play contains serious laughter and was very well received on Broadway. The play takes an exploratory eye to the classic family structure, digging at childhood memory and secrets that cannot stay buried.

JAMIE BOWEN COMEDIAN, PLUMBING ENTHUSIAST

Your house is on fire, what do save? Firstly; the flatmates (hero). Next up; all of my flatmates’ good possessions, which I then tell them were destroyed in the fire (genius). Favourite ‘90s TV show? The Ren & Stimpy Show. That thing was mental and still is. Great to watch when you’re feeling too normal. TUE 13 MAY - SUN 01 JUN

VIVIANE SASSEN: LEXICON

TUE 13 MAY - THU 31 JUL

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON

RAGLAN STONE SCULPTORS’ EXHIBITION

WELLINGTON

RAGLAN AND DISTRICT

10AM-5PM, FREE

MUSEUM

This exhibition by the celebrated Dutch photographer, was shown at last year’s Venice Biennale, regarded as one of the greatest showcases of contemporary art. The photos look at what is at the essence of Africa; the vivid colours, contrasts and scenes. There is a sense of lost kinship between Sassen and Africa, feeling at home while also alien from the inhabitants of the land she documents.

RAGLAN/AA 10AM-4.30PM, DOOR SALES ONLY

Three well known and highly regarded sculptors will be exhibiting stone sculptures at the Raglan Museum. The sculptors are Richard Page, Tai Meuli and Gene Pospisil. The artists have done a variety of public works, many focusing around the Raglan community. The works of the artists are of an increasing size and will be a breathtaking way to see sculpture of a large scale.

If you weren’t a comedian, what would you be? A fire truck. Ultimate festival line-up? Hmm. Tom Waits doing his entire back catalogue in chronological order. Holy shit, that would be an endurance test… Who would play you in a film? Jason Statham, because in my mind, that’s how badass I look now that I’m bald. How do you discover new comedians? New comedians? As in comics that I’ve never seen before and are thus new to me? Friends’

recommendations or stumbling onto them at a comedy club. But if you mean new – as in rookie – comedians, then head to an open mic night. Laugh in the silences. We call it Chump Thumping. It’s fun. Worst job you’ve had? I worked for a golf course construction crew in Australia for six months. It was the best job in that I got to drive dump trucks and bobcats all day. It was the worst job in that most of the other guys there were on the glass BBQ all day. They’d just get high and dig holes. Really fast. Biggest fear? My furniture becoming selfaware. First comedy gig in attendance? My first comedy night in attendance was also my first comedy night performing. Both the chicken and the egg came at the same exact time, if you will. SEE HIM PERFORM: JAMIE BOWEN IN HEART GOES BOOM TUE 13 MAY - SAT 17 MAY CAVERN CLUB, WELLINGTON COMEDYFESTIVAL.CO.NZ


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Eating

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JIMMY THE FISH

EL HORNO

PONSONBY CENTRAL

30 COURTENAY PL

AUCKLAND

WELLINGTON

In the midst of Ponsonby Central is a fish and chip store with all the cheer of a local take-away but the quality of a fine restaurant. Don’t expect ample servings, but the chips are golden and hand cut. Jimmy Gerard, the owner has a good reputation around Auckland, churning out wisecracks as well as succulent fish. The store doesn’t take up a huge amount of space and seating is limited. People come here either to buy fresh fish or to have it fried up on the spot. The menu is constantly changing and not only do they offer the traditional battered fish, but also a clam pasta dish and a variety of other delicious fish and seafood options.

Tucked into the bustle of Courtenay Place is this cozy Hispanic- inspired bar where the Sangria flows and people are partying like it’s summer and they’re cruising down Barcelona’s La Rambla. El Horno, which may sound filthy but actually means ‘the furnace’, is dedicated to getting the vibe cranking, with free cowboy hats on Saturday nights and a bar that is just begging to be danced on. The bar is available to be booked for events and can hold up to 100 guests, with cocktails and canapés galore. Let this spicy bar be Wellington’s answer to the Euro-trip blues.

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The Portlander is a grill house but it’s also so much more. Striving to understand what is meant by modern kiwi kai, they go to where the sea meets the land plucking the best ingredients from our fertile land. They back up their cuisine with a thorough knowledge of New Zealand’s produce, all set in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

This Chinese restaurant is located in the heart of Riccarton. Joyful is charming and modern with great bang for your buck. They pride themselves on on their quality and service, with the chefs ensuring each meal is cooked to perfection. Joyful is an institution, having been going for over 25 years with a solid amount of regulars.

DOC bar may have closed but in its place has opened a new eatery/bar that retains much of the K’rd establishments original cosy vibe and Coopers beer remains behind the bar. Located smack bang in the infamous street’s steamy centre, the spot serves tap beer from the Hallertau brewery – one of Auckland’s finest beers. Peach Pit is up until late.

The Phoenix is Tauranga’s newest Monteith’s bar next to Masonic park in The Strand. Appropriate to the name, the bar has risen from the ashes of a destructive fire that nearly 100 years ago turned the area into ash. The bar retains much of the character of the original Horny Bull, the famous restaurant that once stood there. A perfect spot to cool off.

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Gaming

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Web slinging across New York City. Beating the crap out of criminals. Tracking down the murderer of your Uncle Ben. Set this in an open world with heaps of collectables, some great costumes, plenty of upgradable skills, and Kraven the Hunter; it could have been the Spider-Man game we’ve all wanted to play. But this is a movie tie-in. So, like ninety-nine percent of all movie tie-ins that came before, it’s disappointing. Swinging through New York should be thrilling – yet with no epic, cinematic, slow-motion tracking shots, it all feels a little small here. But it is fun. That is, if you don’t mind constantly slamming face first into high-rise buildings. Although using the triggers to control the web-shooters works okay, with the camera going a bit skewed, even with plenty of practice you constantly end up hanging upside down off the side of a building or, even worse, falling into the middle of a strangely empty New York City street. Not a good look for a superhero. When you get to the missions in the game, it all gets very familiar. The first thing you’ll have to do is fight through some henchmen. And there are a lot of henchmen to fight. Not many different ones, just a lot of them. While button mashing will get you through on ‘Human’ difficulty, to beat the bad guys on ‘Hero’ or ‘Superhero’ difficulty you’ll need to use your web shooters, evasion, and spidey-sense. Essentially, spidey-sense means bad guys flash red just before they hit you. It’s all pretty straightforward. Compared to the big budget, 3D, slow-motion CGI movies, there is no comparison. The graphics, gameplay, and voice acting is serviceable, but hardly ‘amazing’ as the title would suggest. It doesn’t help that the characters don’t resemble the movie actors either. For instance, Spider-Man is kind of muscular and chunky, not the lean Andrew Garfield version we see in the film. On top of this there is nothing to do online and frustrating load times. While the collectable comic books and costumes add value, it is disappointing when collectables are the best thing in a game. Unfortunately we’re still waiting for that ‘amazing’ SpiderMan game. DENE BENHAM

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raw and rock-orientated Thickfreakness are completely different to what they were back then. The new release is sexier, sleeker and more produced than everything that came before it. It’s been over ten years and they’ve established themselves with a sound and style but have been growing within those parameters.

The Black Keys IT’S BEEN THREE years since the Black Keys’ last album El Camino came out and the rockers (who are: Dan Auerbach on vocals, guitars and everything that isn’t percussive, and Patrick Carney manning the percussive of the double act), have returned with Turn Blue. Three years can be a long time in the music industry, with new acts releasing new music what seems like every week, but it’s safe to say that the Black Keys have returned on form. So much so that if their fans had strayed, they’ll come back for this record. Turn Blue certainly isn’t El Camino part two. For one, the tracks are noticeably longer and where El Camino has more groove in ‘Gold On The Ceiling’, Turn Blue, with ‘Weight Of Love’, the album opener and longest track, is more meandering in its approach. Largely instrumental for the first two minutes, the vocal performance is almost like Broken Bells’ After The Disco. I’ve given into the temptation to focus on their catalogue to see how they got here. This is, after all, album

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number eight and while Brothers would have been the first obvious choice (they’re so good at what they do that even the noodling of ‘Weight Of Love’ is still pure Black Keys), the Grammys following El Camino was a goldmine for the band with them taking Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song (‘Lonely Boy’) as well as well as Auerbach being honoured as the producer of the year (non-classical, obviously). The journey is as important as the end result. Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton produced the album, along with Brothers and El Camino. Perhaps it’s become Burton’s signature sound but the Broken Bells vibe makes this album shine. The similarities are uncanny but that’s not to say that either of them are imitating the other. ‘In Time’ is the most obvious example and carries over onto ‘Bullet In The Brain’, but the guitars are far more blues rock. It’s still the The Black Keys and it still feels like The Black Keys. What is apparent, however, is that the men behind the

Turn Blue is by no means an album stuck in its style. In some ways, it’s as much as a journey as listening to the catalogue. For example, ‘10 Lovers’ has a more synth and electronic vibe than what you’d find on ‘Gotta Get Away’, a rock-oriented track. It’s one of the rawest examples, vocally and musically. It’s a change of tone but doesn’t come in as raw the duo’s earlier material. Nonetheless, it fits right in and that’s and when you have three producers – Auerbach produced Lana Del Rey and Dr. John and Carney produced Tennis and The Sheepdogs – you can expect an album that’s going to be able to move through the genres without feeling like an attack of madness. The production is so slick, the vocals (that falsetto, holy hell), and their use of the full repertoire of Auerbach’s musical talent is nothing like we’ve seen come out of the Black Keys. It’s double-edged in that it can detract from the lyrics and pull your attention more to Burton’s mastery in the studio. When it doesn’t pull you away there’s Auerbach’s divorce and cleverly phrased observations about the world, “you’ve never seen a singer without that word sin.” What we’re given is an album that has relished the touch of Danger Mouse, has taken that three-year gap seriously, and two musicians who can pull away from their catalogue and paradoxically create something that fits. Turn Blue is an exploration what has come and where they can go. The album is almost a reinvention. The Black Keys have found themselves in a new and exploratory direction, it’ll be interesting to see what comes next. SEBASTIAN MACKAY

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