Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Critic Score
Based on 29 reviews
2009 Ratings: #70 / 880
Year End Rank: #4
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Based on 289 ratings
2009 Ratings: #29
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She refuses to be a locus of explanation or control, keeping her lyrics generally vague and frequently losing herself in bursts of incomprehensible excitement or fervor.


Between the violently happy songs and the softer ones, this is some of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' most balanced and cohesive music.

While a lot of indie/garage rock bands from the early 00's have kept their classic sounds with mixed results, YYYs show that they can completely change their sound without sacrificing what makes their music so joyous! "It's Blitz!" mixes the blaring guitars of indie rock with the glitzy synths of dance music seamlessly here and the results are as infectious, energetic, blood-pumping, well-produced and fun as ever, and Karen O still shines through with some of the best, and most ... read more
I don't care Heas Will Roll is a meme at this point, it is a meme song which fucking slaps hard, much like this record have a lovely balance of upbeat groove driven tunes and slowly more melodic jams makes for a lovely collection of diverse tracks.

Track Review

Zero 9/10
Heads Will Roll 10/10
Soft Shock 8.5/10.
Skeletons' 8/10
Dull Life 7.5/10.
Shame and Fortune 7/10
Runaway 8.5/10.
Dragon Queen 7.5/10.
Hysteric 8/10
Little Shadow 7/10

Average: 8.1/10
From start to finish the trio known as the "YYY's", they manage to execute the best elements of indie rock and punk, to counteract it with a style a little more oriented to dance and new wave, making this album one of the most emblematic from the 2000's.

It's amazing how after a decade this album still sounds fresh in its genre.

A really consistent, exhilarating album. Each song is either a brisk synth-pop banger, a driving garage-rock song, or a pad-heavy ambient ballad. These are three drastically different types of tracks, but they all feel coherent due to the consistent, simplistic punk-rock inspired production that calls back to their earlier material. There are a few tracks that don’t match the trajectory of the rest, but they’re still good songs. Also Karen O’s vocals make me wanna nu
The melodies, the synths, the hooks. Like literally everything about this is perfect. Even when it’s not supposed to actually work it just comes together so damn well
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