Yeah Yeah Yeahs
with influences ranging from psych rock to reggae, 'mosquito' is full of karen o's passionate, compelling vocals while the guitar & drums sound as urgent & telepathic as on their debut.
the 1st album in 4 years from the ny art-indie trailblazers splashes their classic sound with a whole load of unexpected influences, creating huge, colourful arrangements that still retain the barely containable energy of their early work. opener 'sacrilege' demonstrates this perfectly, evolving from karen's urgent, distorted yelps over crashing garage punk to a thrilling crescendo featuring a full gospel choir. 'subway' sets spine-chilling swathes of atmospheric, ambient melody to the rhythmic rattling of subway train tracks. 'under the earth' is a gang gang dance-esque fusion of bubbling, lo-fi synth-work & wonky tribal punk while 'buried alive' is a brooding, industrial no wave slow burner featuring a wholly surprising rap from kool keith in his infamous dr. octagon guise. deluxe version features 4 bonus tracks. "art punk with daring stylistic twists" - uncut.