Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It’s Blitz! - Review
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critics' view

“Dance till you’re dead!” commands Karen O over the opening notes of “Heads Will Roll,” the second song on Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ third album. Anyone who has been to one of the Manhattan—born trio’s live shows knows that life—and—limb—imperiling body—moving is central to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs experience. But on It’s Blitz!, the sound that has heretofore powered the band’s art—punk dance party — guitar hero Nick Zinner’s jagged riffing — gives way to a new kind of thump. You can hear it in the bass—keyboard surge of “Heads Will Roll”; in the shuddering synths of the lead single, “Zero”; in “Dragon Queen,” when Karen O asks, “How are you not going to get high?” over a louche funk groove. It’s Blitz! isn’t exactly a disco record, but it’s as close as Yeah Yeah Yeahs are likely to get.

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