Already an early pick for album cover of the year, It’s Blitz! is also a pretty incredible record – the band manages to move past indie garage punk and into something much more danceable, incorporating some definite late 80s U2 influences while managing to not abandon their signature sound; It’s Blitz! opens with the decidedly not techno (in spite of the first few frantic synth notes) “Zero”, and moves into the dreamy dance-rock of “Heads Will Roll”, but the gem of the disc is the hauntingly gorgeous “Skeletons” – It’s Blitz! is their strongest, most likable album to date.
April 13, 2009