Tuesday 31 March 2009

It sure is Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (Ronald Says 4 out of 5)

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs from New York had their third album leaked on the internet which is pretty common nowadays. Maybe all bands should just upload their new album to their site since eventually it will end up there anyway. I heard many good things about this album and listened to it today.

From the first track "Zero" on it's clear that the album is heavily inspired by 80's punk rock. Sometimes it has a gloomy dark sound ("Runaway") and other times it has loud rock songs with heavy synths ("Heads Will Roll" and "Soft Shock"). After this impressive start they slow down in the beautiful ballad "Skeleton". Singer Karen O sounds modest on this track compared to the previous ones where she shouts and screams. On "Dragon Queen" they turn to disco and take it quiet again on "Hysteric". Final track "Little Shadow" sounds kind of psychedelic. Once the album's over you're wondering what you've been listening to. They have explored new directions and the album sounds very diverse. But it still is a complete album and no song is out of place. Besides Karen O going all the way both drummer Brian Chase and guitarist Nick Zinner get the chance to show their stuff and do a fine job. No need to get bored with this album for a long time.

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