After their colossal mistake with "It's Blitz", nobody would have believed that the Californian Yeah Yeah Yeahs around the charismatic singer Karen O would set foot on creative ground again. But with "Mosquito" they present another album, which reminds of the big litters "Fever To Tell" and "Show Your Bones". Karen O's voice unfolds its lascivious fluidity on a series of samples (e.g. subway noises), sharp guitar sounds and pleasurably rolling electro grooves. "Mosquito" is not an about-face to the innocent punk roots of the trio, but a harmonious synthesis of reflection and departure. Each track follows a different set of rules, yet they are all united by an excited sense of inspiration. The album leaves an overall impression of urban breathlessness and futurism with nostalgic undertones. The well-placed Yeah Yeah Yeahs is a rebellious piece of underground pop with the perfect balance between passion and calculation, which also lives on catchy hooks. One can hope again for the future.
Top track: Subway