It's Blitz

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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 111 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 111
  2. Negative: 6 out of 111

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  1. JDV
    Jun 5, 2009
    5
    A worthy stab at the indie electro-rock trend, but nothing compared to Fever to Tell.
  2. franzo
    May 9, 2009
    5
    Nothing to compare with their other works. I think they're under their possibilities. This album sound like "plastic". Where are the guitars!!!!
  3. RichardC
    Apr 1, 2009
    4
    The things that I love so much about the Yeah Yeah Yeah's have completely disappeared from this album. What happened to that raw, edgy, filthy sound from fever to tell? I'm all for doing something different, but to me this sounds like radio friendly rubbish. Compared to their previous stuff, this bores me to death.
  4. Fabio000
    Mar 31, 2009
    5
    After listening to the album a few dozen times I can honestly say the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have made music that I can not like. There are a couple of good songs, "Head Will Roll" "Runaway"... but nothing tremendous to make up for track that can only be described by one word. "blah". There's no soul in this album. I will have to wait until Karen O decides to focus on releasing an album as After listening to the album a few dozen times I can honestly say the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have made music that I can not like. There are a couple of good songs, "Head Will Roll" "Runaway"... but nothing tremendous to make up for track that can only be described by one word. "blah". There's no soul in this album. I will have to wait until Karen O decides to focus on releasing an album as Native Korean Rock. This looks promising, they will probably produce a classic album based on what I've heard of them. It's blitz is easily disposable. It's not horrible. But it sure isn't good. Expand
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Their third album offers an advance on the ecstatic dance punk of 2003 debut "Fever to Tell" and beefy rock of 2006's "Gold Lion," boldly pushing synths centre stage while sacrificing none of their vitality.
  2. Sure, it's easy to lament how fangless they sound here, with just hints of the skuzzy basement ferocity that has made Fever to Tell one of the decade's most enduring records. But the finesse they display here, on their most mature and stylistically coherent record, may ultimately serve them even better.
  3. After 10 songs, the digital version It's Blitz! is padded out with four acoustic renditions of songs on the album. But even with an acoustic guitar at the forefront and Karen O harmonizing with string sections and pianos, the songs--and, crucially, the melodies - still don't convey much.