Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- Mosquito

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Well I'm sure this'll be an album that people will listen to and I certainly hope they build on the last album because that's where they finally got interesting enough for me to listen to them more than once even though I know people heavily disagree because that's the joy of variety of opinion and all and WHAT IN THE

http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/news/49124/1acfde93.jpg

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:19 (four years ago) Permalink

wow.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Said on FB: "Looks like something Green Jelly would have concocted."

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Ha! Is there a release date? Excited! Whatever happened to Karen O's plans for a solo album? Not that I don't prefer more YYY's, but sort of expected to see something else from her in 2010, but perhaps that just mutated into the Wild Things soundtrack.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:24 (four years ago) Permalink

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

DJP, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Suddenly I imagine DJP as a collector of cute fuzzy huge mosquito dolls.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:26 (four years ago) Permalink

I LOVE THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS SO FUCKING MUCH

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

AND I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS I CAN HARDLY STAND IT.

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

But that cover is the worst thing I've ever seen.

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/_Ce365czGC0

Matt DC, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Less stoked about James Murphy and Kool Keith apparently featuring.

Matt DC, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:30 (four years ago) Permalink

It looks like an electrocuted garbage pail kids card.

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:30 (four years ago) Permalink

I was too busy giggling to make the Garbage Pail Kids connection

DJP, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

they should have gone whole hog and called the album Moe Squito tho

DJP, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

hahahaha

YES

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh that's nice, Kim Thayil is pulling double duty these days.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

omg this entire thing is so 90s, god help me

J0rdan S., Monday, 14 January 2013 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

that car commercial with "phenomenon" has gotten me hyped for this album tho

J0rdan S., Monday, 14 January 2013 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

still baffled this wasn't on the last album (nor even the deluxe issue) only the Japanese edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6SZOoa08mY

piscesx, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:37 (four years ago) Permalink

it's gonna be real tough to possess a copy of an album with that cover art

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

may mark the first time i deliberately leave the stupid itunes note in there

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

it's gonna be real tough to possess a copy fewer than six copies of an album with that cover art

fixed

DJP, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

I mean, if I can put up with NO LOVE DEEP WEB

DJP, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:40 (four years ago) Permalink

is that a Basement Jaxx sleeve

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:40 (four years ago) Permalink

SCARS

DJP, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:41 (four years ago) Permalink

just combine the two by replacing the baby with zach hill's dick xp

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Well then the mosquito won't starve, at least.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:46 (four years ago) Permalink

actual lol

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:47 (four years ago) Permalink

wow, the last time i saw their drummer he looked like a sort of mild-mannered midwestern fraternity brother and now he's like The Wise Man of Rock or something!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:52 (four years ago) Permalink

you say "The Wise Man of Rock", I say "Multivariable Calculus TF"

DJP, Monday, 14 January 2013 15:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Just so you know, the "concept" for the photo of them sitting on that banquette came from KK Barrett, who does production design for Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola. And who played drums in the Screamers. Full marks to him: it must have needed all his experience to come up with the idea of a band sitting on a banquette. The photo credit, of course is separate, and to my mind irrelevant. That image is all about the concept.

Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Monday, 14 January 2013 15:59 (four years ago) Permalink

favorite band or something

difficult listening hour, Monday, 14 January 2013 16:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh that's nice, Kim Thayil is pulling double duty these days.

― Ned Raggett, lundi 14 janvier 2013 15:32 (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

And Karen O has been replaced by Anne Heche.

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 14 January 2013 17:44 (four years ago) Permalink

I thought they were one of the better early 00s bands who didn't bother with bass for some reason

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Monday, 14 January 2013 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

don't really like them though

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Monday, 14 January 2013 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Judging by the cover this is going to sound like The Offspring.

Moka, Friday, 18 January 2013 17:52 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=9ZwFrbXnKX4

Snippet of new track "Always"

Karen's starting to look a lot like the Joy Formidable girl.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 21:37 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZwFrbXnKX4

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 21:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Sacrilege out now in full: http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2013/02/listen-to-the-yeah-yeah-yeahs-new-song-title.html

p cool track imo

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 February 2013 20:04 (four years ago) Permalink

was ready to say "this is excellent" and then arrived the gospel choir

super excellent then

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 25 February 2013 20:09 (four years ago) Permalink

Said on FB: "Looks like something Green Jelly would have concocted."

― Ned Raggett, Monday, January 14, 2013 10:21 AM

I am honored to be quoted by Ned, even without attribution... :)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 25 February 2013 20:13 (four years ago) Permalink

x-post - OTM.

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 25 February 2013 20:16 (four years ago) Permalink

I love this to bits

This beat is TWEENCHRONIC (DJP), Monday, 25 February 2013 20:18 (four years ago) Permalink

DJP and CAD when/if they come here next I will be in charge of getting us tickets and we're all going. Y/Y?

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 25 February 2013 20:22 (four years ago) Permalink

well isn't this more depressing than the Tim Robbins/Susan Sarandon split! They're done! kaputt!

P is for Poo Poo Doo Doo (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:46 (four years ago) Permalink

i'd like to state for the record that on 2/25/13 i sent DJP a facebook message telling him that he was going to be the only person on earth to like the yeah yeah yeahs album

J0rdan S., Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I kinda like it. Well, better put, I don't have any major problems with it.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:48 (four years ago) Permalink

well substitue "like" for "love" based on your preferences

J0rdan S., Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Meh. I ain't shedding a tear at the thought of not listening to this album again, that's for sure.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

I love this album. It is my introduction to loving the yyys. My only problems are the cover, and the vaguely "yeah yeah yeahs shreds" feel to that lead guitar in sacrilege

P is for Poo Poo Doo Doo (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:50 (four years ago) Permalink

this album owns and i like that the liner notes are 100% committed to the ghastly art (closeups of proboscis, demonic eyes, baby's face, etc.)

― the white queen and her caustic judgments (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:35 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and I forgave the cover after seeing the inner sleeve, tbh

P is for Poo Poo Doo Doo (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:51 (four years ago) Permalink

that's right. I saw ilx poster sleeve in this album's cover

P is for Poo Poo Doo Doo (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:52 (four years ago) Permalink

I've played this record non-stop for a week (still skipping "Sacrilege").

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 April 2013 23:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Guys, I'm not feeling it and it's making me so sad that I'm not because I've loved everything up until now. Maybe it'll grow on me but I just can't get into it yet. ;_;

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Friday, 26 April 2013 13:22 (four years ago) Permalink

No. Len. The answer is Len.

― Bobby McFerrin, Quantum Physicist (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, April 20, 2013 2:37 AM (6 days ago)

wait, how did ILM not call this out?

brony james (k3vin k.), Friday, 26 April 2013 14:19 (four years ago) Permalink

A few listens in on this now, the lead 1-2 punch is just as great as "Zero"/"Heads Will Roll"

This is insane. No way is Subway a punch, let alone one on a par with Heads Will Roll.

Matt DC, Friday, 26 April 2013 14:32 (four years ago) Permalink

right now "Subway" is my favorite song on the album

Call me at **BITCOIN (DJP), Friday, 26 April 2013 14:33 (four years ago) Permalink

It's pretty good in a sort of soundscapey way but it feels like it should be way later on the album. Not sure I'm that keen on the breathy vocal Karen O employs on it though, it's kinda flimsy.

Matt DC, Friday, 26 April 2013 14:34 (four years ago) Permalink

the middle of this is my favorite, w the sexy lil slow-motion riff on "under the earth" and the delayed but permanent entrance of the guitar on "slave". i like the dr octagon one altho after his verse it takes forever to end.

the white queen and her caustic judgments (difficult listening hour), Friday, 26 April 2013 15:30 (four years ago) Permalink

mo-mo-mo-mosquito. ca-ca-ca-cabbage.

P is for Poo Poo Doo Doo (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 26 April 2013 16:09 (four years ago) Permalink

lol

balls, Saturday, 27 April 2013 18:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Grateful to this thread for pushing my expectations so low that when I finally heard this I liked it way more I would have if I'd heard it weeks ago. Obviously it's no It's Blitz! but there's so much to enjoy, in an erratic low-key kind of way.

Deafening silence (DL), Sunday, 28 April 2013 19:13 (four years ago) Permalink

sound and style here occasionally remind me of that EMA album from 2011, past life martyred saints. what's she been up to, i wonder? that album was well received, but i haven't heard a peep since. discogs tells me she collaborated w leif shackleford (?) on on a father murphy (???) remix a couple months back. huh.

controversial vegan pregnancy (contenderizer), Sunday, 28 April 2013 19:37 (four years ago) Permalink

love that dub-style bass line and use of space in "Slave."

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 28 April 2013 19:38 (four years ago) Permalink

"Buried Alive" pwns

Call me at **BITCOIN (DJP), Monday, 29 April 2013 01:04 (four years ago) Permalink

i keep thinking there is a "like" button on ilx and wanting to "like" posts. this is one of those cases.

the gentrification of chill (Pat Finn), Monday, 29 April 2013 01:06 (four years ago) Permalink

I'll take money

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 April 2013 01:07 (four years ago) Permalink

how about bitcoins? (i still don't understand what these are.)

the gentrification of chill (Pat Finn), Monday, 29 April 2013 01:10 (four years ago) Permalink

neither do i

markers, Monday, 29 April 2013 01:12 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't want to learn tbh. i'm proud of my ignorance. like an old person.

the gentrification of chill (Pat Finn), Monday, 29 April 2013 01:13 (four years ago) Permalink

just for that I'm making you do shots next time I see you

Call me at **BITCOIN (DJP), Monday, 29 April 2013 01:22 (four years ago) Permalink

this gets better every time i play it. "buried alive" such a f'n monster.

controversial vegan pregnancy (contenderizer), Monday, 29 April 2013 01:47 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah, this was kind of a misfire

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 20:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Show last night. OMG amazing and whoever said that the songs off this album (which I'm not that jazzed about) sounded better live was 100% otm. God, they're so so good live.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Monday, 13 May 2013 17:16 (four years ago) Permalink

this album just sounds ok for me so far ... good not great ... but the title track is awesome imo

album overall sounds to me like early 80s post punk by way of early 2000s. it reminds me of Playgroup kinda.

dmr, Monday, 13 May 2013 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

after my initial enthusiasm, i've settled into digging this album w minor reservations. "area 52" & "these paths" are straight filler, i'm not too fond of "always", and the sequencing makes no sense. ending on a string of softer tracks worked for it's blitz, but here the closing section feels discontinuous and overlong.

it's a terrible cliche, but to my mind, this is a fine album that would have made an excellent 6-8 track EP/mini-LP. so maybe the naysayers were (half) right to begin with, but i like the better tracks enough to call mosquito a success, overall, despite a few missteps. i've always enjoyed albums you have to work at.

current edit:

1 Subway
2 Under the Earth
3 Mosquito
4 Buried Alive
5 Sacrilege
6 Slave
7 Despair
8 Wedding

controversial vegan pregnancy (contenderizer), Monday, 13 May 2013 19:33 (four years ago) Permalink

i like ^

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2013 20:16 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New video. I like the song, but seeing it in this context gives it an anthemic U2 vibe that I can't shake. If anything, the whole album now strikes me as being U2-like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvrjn_pF9tY

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 25 June 2013 04:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Yup, they be encroaching upon U2 territory but I've too much goodwill towards them to be all pissy about it.

rattled, Tuesday, 25 June 2013 04:34 (four years ago) Permalink

thank you for the warning, Elvis. i will steer clear of that video. it's important for me to continue imagining the yeah yeah yeahs as cool, even if i am not smitten with their recent music.

Treeship, Tuesday, 25 June 2013 05:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Almost all of my ill feelings toward U2 are bono-related. And those feelings aren't very important to me. Anyway, Karen O > bono, guardian angel up above protect the cool of bands I love, etc.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 25 June 2013 06:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Sacrilege is a pretty special song. I am smitten with it. I change my mind from what I said four days ago.

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the (Treeship), Saturday, 29 June 2013 05:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Under the earth is the business

Sufjan Grafton, Saturday, 29 June 2013 08:02 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I just remembered there was a YYYs album this year.

Important part of my life, obvs.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 23 August 2013 05:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Saw them Saturday night here at FYF... Still lukewarm on the new album, but they've sorted it out live. Rich / Gold Lion/ Zero / Cheated Hearts all in a row is breathtaking stadium rock hit machine.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 26 August 2013 20:08 (three years ago) Permalink

I suppose I get punched in the face if I say that SHOW YOUR BONES is their best proper album, right?

Matt M., Monday, 26 August 2013 22:58 (three years ago) Permalink

Nah, that's a good album.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 26 August 2013 23:55 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

so much love for 'Despair'.

piscesx, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I'd completely forgotten about the existence of this record.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink

"Under the Earth" is badass

PJD PDJ DPJ (DJP), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 17:48 (two months ago) Permalink

^^ otm

meekseeks mill (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:02 (two months ago) Permalink

i think this record has some great songs, but that's counterweighted by having possibly the worst album cover of all time

meekseeks mill (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:03 (two months ago) Permalink

"possibly the worst" leaves enough leeway for it to actually be the best album cover of all time so I'll allow it

PJD PDJ DPJ (DJP), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:18 (two months ago) Permalink


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