Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Your love that's catchin' the breeze

110. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Countdown" (b-side to "Maps", Polydor, 2003)

Yes yes, I know, the fucking b-side to "Maps", how cute. But this is as hard as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ever rocked, and I know that there is more to life than rocking hard but sometimes there isn't. I am absolutely delighted with the YYY's album from this year and hope they go on exploring many new direction for years to come, but if anything, this track shows that their tank of sexy, swaggering, grimy rock and roll had not run dry after the first EP and the first half of Fever to Tell. Good on them for quitting that style while ahead, I guess (not so good on them for Show Your Bones, but whatevs).

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