Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Critic Score
Based on 28 reviews
2009 Ratings: #71 / 867
Year End Rank: #4
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Based on 254 ratings
2009 Ratings: #43
Liked by 6 people
March 31, 2009 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Pitchfork

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.

80
AllMusic

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

Plats
90
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
marcobrigs
85
It's great, it's different, it's odd, it's dance-y, it's slow, it's happy, it's sad, it's moody, it's light, it's magic, it's night, it's day... It's Blitz! Listen to: Heads Will Roll, Zero, Dragon Queen, Skeletons.
whyisaac
85
Love this. Infectious melodies, powerful instrumentation, and moments of incredible beauty.

Favourites: Skeletons, Hysteric, Zero, Soft Shock
Least Favourites: Shame and Fortune (?)
notbuzzzila
99
A forever underrated record from a band that successfully stuck the landing after jumping from the high grounds of punk music onto the concrete floor of mainstream pop. Couldn't have done it better.
Houdanny
72
Inconsistencies aside, this is the band's most diverse and groovy album for sure.

Standout: Dull Life
Favs: Heads will Roll, Little Shadow, Soft Shock, Shame and Fortune, Zero
Least fav: Skeletons
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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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