Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero

by MV

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

What with this YouTube faffery going on at the moment I’ve been a bit hesitant to post anything recently. But, well, sod it. This may have disappeared by the time you press play, but hopefully not. Enough moaning, anyway, because this is easily my single of the year so far. It’s Blitz! is as good an album as I’ve heard in a long time, with plenty of moments to surpass Zero, but as a leading, standalone single, this is pretty much The Shit. Widescreen, expansive, glorious pop, that ditches the fidgety guitar riffs and reaches for somewhere much, much more ambitious. If there’s any justice, this is where Karen O becomes a Proper Pop Star, as opposed to just major league indie. Out 6th April.