Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

"Cheated Hearts" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

It starts with Nick Zinner's guitar, Brian Chase's drums and Karen O's voice circling each other like gang members holding live wires. Then O sings "Sometimes I think that I'm bigger than the sound," Zinner's guitar roars over her in response and you get the sense that there might be a little tension in this band. Just as things sound like they're going to get violent, the instruments come together in a joyous, volatile third verse that resolves the dispute, for now.