Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
NME.COM feature on Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 10 March 2009
Facts about this album: * Yeah Yeah Yeahs are Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase. * Their third album, 'It's Blitz' was recorded partly in a snow-bound barn in Masachussets. * The album was produced by celebrate post-punk twiddler Nick Launay and TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek. Album review: Repent ye and make ready for the coming of the Lord: the end days...
- Mar 26, 2009
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Heads Will Roll
- Soft Shock
- Dull Life
- Shame And Fortune
- Dragon Queen
- Little Shadow
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!: Wikipedia Album Entry
It's Blitz! is the third full-length album by New York band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It was originally set for release on April 13, 2009, however after being leaked to the Internet on February 23, the release date was pushed forward to March 9 for the digital version and March 31 for the CD, with an April 6 release for the rest of the world. The first single Zero was released on February 24, 2009. The album was produced by the band's long-term producer Dave Sitek, along with Nick Launay.
The album has been generally well received by critics, having a weighted average rating of 81/100 (Universal acclaim), according to Metacritic, based on 32 reviews. NME wrote that "It's Blitz!'s heartfelt love letter to the transcendent possibilities of the dancefloor is an unexpectedly emphatic reassertion of why Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of the most exciting bands of this decade", while Spin said that it is "the alternative pop album of the decade—one that imbues The Killers' Hot Fuss and MGMT's Oracular Spectacular with a remarkable emotional depth and finesse".Meanwhile, in a track-by-track preview of the album, The Fly said that It's Blitz! is "an amazing return for Yeah Yeah Yeahs... an instant classic", later giving the album a rating of 4.5 out of 5. The BBC called the album "a triumphant return for New York's finest". Clash commented that the trio had achieved growth without distancing themselves from what made their name: "The album proves that they can provide epic music with personal themes, that YYYs can expand without losing what made us fall for them in the first place".
1. "Zero" – 4:25
2. "Heads Will Roll" – 3:41
3. "Soft Shock" – 3:53
4. "Skeletons" – 5:02
5. "Dull Life" – 4:08
6. "Shame and Fortune" – 3:31
7. "Runaway" – 5:13
8. "Dragon Queen" (Featuring Tunde Adebimpe) – 4:02
9. "Hysteric" – 3:50
10. "Little Shadow" – 3:57
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One mistake in a subtle way
Like I'm walking again, all on me
Step slowly, you know that you fall between
Dark places, what a simple web we weave
Shame is soft and safe
Lose when I play your game
Come if you call my name
Lose when I play your game
Shake it like a ladder to the sun
Makes me feel like a madman on the run
Find me, never, never far gone
So get your leather, leather, leather on, on, on, on
For all your sight, there's no sight to see
Little shadow, little shadow
To the night, will you follow me?
Unknown, talk to unknown
Ever, lasts forever
Well, it's a shock, shock to your soft side
Off with your head
Dance 'til you're dead
Heads will roll, heads will roll
Heads will roll on the floor
My mouth, you're touching. Your mouth is running. No loving, for nothing. Nobody knock my body out.
My mouth is blowing right off, I'm so gone. Incoming, out clubbin', not lovin', slow your body down.
No longer, no longer
What you ask
Heels turn black
I was feeling sad
Can't help looking back
Highways flew by
Love, my name
Love, left dry
Frost or flame