It's Blitz - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. So let any indie bands planning a trip to the keyboard shop take note: this is how it's done, with a desire to surprise and be surprised. [May 2009, p.104]
  2. Even the now-obligatory vulnerable one, where Karen tries to prove she's not only human but nice, is... well, not a cartoon, but at least a bedtime story.
  3. It seems only logical that the three of them have relied so heavily on synths to create It's Blitz--despite Zinner's natural gift for manipulating the guitar--an album that's effectively a love letter to the dancefloor.
  4. 90
    The result 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.
  5. That they emerge victorious is a tribute to the strength of these fine songs as well as some seriously glamourous production attitude.
  6. Nothing much is different with their latest triumph, It’s Blitz!, a sprawling, eclectic set of dazzling new music.
  7. 88
    Any doubts that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a band for the ages are wiped from the face of the earth three fragile piano chimes into 'Runaway,' one of the most epic and heart-ripping mediations on loss and loneliness ever. [Sprin 2009, p.91]
  8. These songs contain O's most expressive singing yet, and the tension between her vocal performances and the band's playing results in music richer in emotion than anything the trio has done since 'Maps,' its breakout hit from 2003.
  9. If this is the band's "Parallel Lines," they've brought tunes worth comparing.
  10. Subbing out an instrument and switching up the tempos that way is a fairly radical change. Still, the result feels unexpectedly familiar.
  11. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs still create great, compelling pop-rock, largely because of the way the songs themselves are organized, with conventional verse-chorus structures repeatedly eschewed in favor of detours, miniature grooves, and lengthy asides that produce the sensation of a band and a singer impulsively following their own emotional whims.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. j30
    Aug 15, 2011
    Awesome dance pop album, even better live. This is definately my favorite record from them and one of the best albums from that year.
  2. May 2, 2014
    Good, yet not enough for the band's reputation, yes it has awesome songs, like Skeleton or Hysteric, but it fails to continue the magic of those songs. Full Review »
  3. Apr 17, 2013
    This album is incredible, I love how their change from rock to a more electro/pop sound. I love every track on the album. In my opinion the best Yeah Yeah Yeahs album by far Full Review »