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It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah YeahsAudio CD
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To cut a short story even shorter, Yeah Yeah Yeahs formed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when Karen O (vocals) and Nick Zinner (guitar) stumbled upon one another in a New York bar. They wrote some pretty acoustic folk songs together before the lightening bolt realization struck that they could, conceivably, be the best rock-n-roll, art-punk, disco-sleaze whatever-you-wanna-call-it band in the ... Read more in Amazon's Yeah Yeah Yeahs Store

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  • Audio CD (March 31, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B001UJIMF0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,188 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2009 release from the New York trio, the follow-up to 2006's Show Your Bones. It's Blitz! was recorded with Nick Launay (producer of YYY's 2007 Is Is EP) and longtime collaborator TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek. The album signals both a glance backward and a step forward for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Guitarist Nick Zinner had brought along an old keyboard he bought on eBay to work with during the writing session, not expecting it to end up on the album. However, the sounds of the vintage Arp were so right for the new songs that they found their way into the atmospheric washes of "Skeletons", the Disco wiggles of "Heads Will Roll", and New Wave melodrama of "Soft Shock". The whole record has a new feeling of space and atmosphere, a new sonic dimension, if you will.

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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! 9/10 March 31, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been more than adept at keeping themselves a fresh commodity since they hit the NYC dance-punk scene in the early part of the millennial decade, their three albums over six years each showing a steady progression and evolution in the trio's distinctive sound. It's Blitz! is, predictably, like nothing the band has done before, trading in the raucous guitar assault of their debut and the more acoustic sounds of sophomore effort Show Your Bones for . . . disco?

Well, not quite. While the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have discovered a newfound appreciation for synthesizers and tasty backbeats on It's Blitz!, the band remains focused on well-crafted melodies, Karen O's distinctive vocals, and an appreciation for an undeniably organic sound that belies the electronica they put to excellent use here. Opener "Zero" starts off with a buzzing synth line and pulsating keyboards framing Karen O's effortless exhortations to "put your leather on." The song's graceful climax and smorgasbord of perfectly out-of-place blips and glitches perhaps make the song a challenging proposition to long-term fans, but its icy beauty and irresistibly catchy chorus, where Nick Zinner's guitar blares out in all its distorted glory, bode well for what follows.

And what follows is easily the best opening sequence Yeah Yeah Yeahs have put together. "Heads Will Roll" balances a menacing disco beat and O's frantic message to "dance `til you're dead" with a chorus and stinging hook that drag you in and don't let go, while "Soft Shock" dials back the energy without letting up on the band's flowing pop sensibility and O's uncomplicated vocals.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blitz...or bliss? April 3, 2009
By AMP
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My rating: 3.5 out of 5

*"Zero." One of the better (if not the best) tracks on this album. It's a groovy electronic dance song with some good singing/lyrics and good synthesized sounds. Like most of the other songs, however, it doesn't have a very strong guitar or percussion; it's a lot less rock and much more dance music.
*"Heads Will Roll." A heavier dance song with stronger percussion and more intense lyrics. There's also some heavier guitar at the end of the song.
*"Soft Shock." A little lighter dance song, with more upbeat melody and lyrics.
*"Skeletons." A soft track with very little instrumentation. Some wood percussion is used, sounding like bones or something. The melody is uplifting.
*"Dull Life." A great rock song, more in line with other music usually sung by this band. It has a distinctive melody (for some reason, it sounds oriental to me), good lyrics, and strong percussion and guitar. It's cool.
*"Shame and Fortune." Another decent rock song, but with more electronic sounds. Melody and lyrics are great.
*"Runaway." Another slow uplifting track, much like "Skeletons." Has some good percussion at the end.
*"Dragon Queen." A moderate-tempo pop/rock song with soft vocals, good percussion, and some groovy sounds.
*"Hysteric." A slower rock song. Has good vocals and percussion, but is still quite slow and soft.
*"Little Shadow." A much slower song with some guitar and soft vocals. Not bad for the album's end.

First off, this album lacks the crazy energetic rock songs that dominated "Fever to Tell," or even "Show Me Your Bones." Instead, this album resembles something Moby made, not only because these songs are electric dance/chill-out, but also because they are using similar sounds.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really grows on you January 8, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Just a few brief comments as others have already stated the strengths of this album in detail.
To my ears this was so different from the first two that I instantly did not like it. After repeated listens however I've found this album to be easily one of the best of the year and certainly on par with their excellent first album.
Maybe it's just her vocals, but I can't but help but compare this version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to classic Siouxie and the Banshees, 1980-81, when they too added electronics to paint their own musical landscape, after evolving from a guitar driven punk act. Granted, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's certainly did not give up the guitar riffs on this album, they expanded their sound and so gave us a quality release.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars turned me into a bobble head July 17, 2009
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when i first bought this album, i must say i was VERY disappointed! i wasn't expecting the synth/techno sound. i reviewed this album previously, under the deluxe edition. i had given it two stars. i would like to redact my previous review. this album keeps growing on me. even though it isn't raw guitar and tricky switch-ups, i must say it is a stellar album. i feel like a jerk for giving it a harsh review the first time around.

fantastic album. hasn't come out of my CD player since i bought it. great great beats. i love it. i feel soooooo dumb for knocking it before! give it a shot! please! you will enjoy it, i promise! sometimes i get whiplash when the the volume is too high.....my head wont stop bobbing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is the YEAH YEAH YEAHS??? February 8, 2010
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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have really tightened and polished up their sound. I enjoyed the sloppy antics of Fever to Tell, but this is really a step up!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A departure from earlier albums but worth listening to
Have been a big fan of the Year Yeah Yeahs for years. Karen O has a very distinct sound and aesthetic. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Ben Schwantes
5.0 out of 5 stars ... is the album which caused me to fall in love with the Yeah Yeah...
This is the album which caused me to fall in love with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I recommend it to all.
Published 3 days ago by M. Pascual
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing album
Published 1 month ago by Kelli
5.0 out of 5 stars man, this is good
I loved this!! I can't tell you how good this band is--if you want good tunes, buy this! Yeah yeah yeahs are nifty!
Published 5 months ago by Uncle Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, great quality
Love this album, love vinyl, shipped fast and as advertised. I would recommend this album to any yeah yeah yeahs and vinyl fans.
Published 6 months ago by mike swisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
Graat service, very fast and well packaged.

I love this album!
One of there best so far. Will definitely be listening to this group for the foreseeable future. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Anthony Cruz
5.0 out of 5 stars New sound, well done.
This is a great album. It's a lot different than their older music of course, (way more of a dance/electronic feel to it), but it's the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, so you know it's well put... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mike
1.0 out of 5 stars It's Flitz!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs abandon any originality left after the Corporate record thrashers sliced up their unique sound to make a few bucks. It seems fame has gone to their beds. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bartok Kinski
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Blitz Yeah Yeah Yeahs
I really enjoy Karen O's voice as well as her bandmates' sound. It's wonderful , crank up the volume rock and roll!
Published 10 months ago by hilliard
5.0 out of 5 stars My word..
I had no expectations for this vinyl, but my word I was wrong.

I am barely starting a vinyl collection. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Josh marks
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Wow It's Blitz Sucks
I thought the same thing to when I first listened but it really grows on you after awhile. Give it a chance! It's a new direction and needs some time to adjust. That's when you know an artist is doing something special and expanding to. I'm glad I'm not hearing the same records that I already got... Read More
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