- It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 23 reviews
2009 Rank: #43 / 806
USER SCORE
81
Based on
136 ratings

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Sep 17, 2017
74
The fever days are gone and the band is trying to stand out by dancing over quicksand with the guitar on one hand and a synth on the other, betting, not on spontaneity but on substance.
Jun 21, 2017
PJ_0707
95
Funny thing about this record is that when I first heard it back in 2009, I hated it. I could only get to Skeleton before I gave up hope. I'd listen to the remainder of the album but found that I just wasn't interested. Somehow the album ended up back in my Car's stereo slotted into the CD changer. Something went wrong and I was never able to eject the cd. Various issued with my car also prevented me from changing to any other cd. I couldn't listen to the radio, so I listened to It's Blitz! a ... read more
Apr 30, 2017
unknownpleasure
88
Takes me back to high school.
Dec 28, 2016
85
Yeah Yeah Yeahs manage to stay relevant after the garage-rock revival sort of collapsed by adjusting to a smoother, poppier sound without losing their essence. Synths are everywhere; this can imply a more precise approach than guitars, which isn't wholly inaccurate, but Karen O's performances are still spontaneous, just in a more nuanced context, which suits the band quite well.
Nov 8, 2016
Felindie
70
Fav Tracks: Hysteric, Zero, Dull Life
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March 31, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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# 20 - A.V. Club
# 2 - Amazon
# 9 - Beats Per Minute
# 3 - Clash
# 10 - Complex
# 6 - Consequence of Sound
# 3 - Drowned in Sound
# 10 - MOJO
# 6 - musicOMH
# 3 - NME
# 23 - No Ripcord
# 11 - NPR
# 23 - Paste
# 12 - Pitchfork
# 11 - PopMatters
# 19 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 3 - Q Magazine
# 20 - Rolling Stone
# 2 - Spin
# 7 - Stereogum
# 33 - The Line of Best Fit
# 9 - Uncut
Track List
  1. Zero
  2. Heads Will Roll
  3. Soft Shock
  4. Skeletons'
  5. Dull Life
  6. Shame and Fortune
  7. Runaway
  8. Dragon Queen
  9. Hysteric
  10. Little Shadow
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