i guess maps was the song that first made me pay attention to the yeah yeah yeahs. i think their latest album is one of the few i wasn’t disappointed by this year. it sounds a little more produced than i expected but it works for me. i like the balance of synth they put in; some bands have tried hard to do this and it’s just been baaaaaaad. yes i’m talking about you, coldplay. i’d say my favourite track is zero. brian chase, karen o, and nick zinner (not in that order) in moleskine.