Why is Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ It’s Blitz! on my best 1,000 albums ever list?
Heads will rock n’ roll to this one.
Some stats & info about Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rock, Rock Music, Pop, Pop Music, Alternative Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Dance Music, New York Bands
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – 4 out of 5 stars
- When was It’s Blitz! released? 2008
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #799 out of 1,000
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ It’s Blitz! on Spotify
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.
But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective take on what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.
What does Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ It’s Blitz! mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?
“Heads Will Roll” is a next level dance track, and by dance track I translate that to a great song to work out to. Incredible organ, dance beat, and vocals. When I first heard “Heads Will Roll” I wasn’t fully tuned into the Year Yeah Yeahs, but from that point forward I most certainly was.
I dig how the video playfully plays into the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland aspect of the lyrics – “Off with their heads!” of course was a favorite go to line from the Queen of Hearts in the Lewis Carroll children’s story – but then meshes into an ultra cool New York City alt rock band vibe.
It all works and it all comes together thanks to Karen Lee Orzolek’s (otherwise known as Karen O) vocals, which are powerful, unique, and perfect for this style of music.
“Soft Shock” shows a… softer side, for lack of a better word, and has a compelling, ethereal quality that reminds me of the best songs that Metric produces, a band that I enjoy quite a lot.
“Zero” has a great pulse-y dance quality to it. As a native New Yorker, I like to think that I can hear the city’s tradition of disco and punk and rock and club music kind of vibrating through the pores of this one. It’s the kind of song that pops on late at night when you’re in a certain mood and you say, “Yep, that’s the one right there.”