Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Polydor)

The third record from Brooklyn’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs is their most colourful and approachable.

And yet, like the group’s previous pair of albums, it still never quite delivers on its promise.

For all the likeability of the album’s opening (the U2-esque Zero and Heads Will Roll), there’s not a lot of depth to its Dave Sitek’s production, and the moments where it aims for the epic – Skeletons and Runway, for instance – just sound a bit cheap. WILL FULFORD-JONES