Mosquito (Yeah Yeah Yeahs album)

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Mosquito
Studio album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Released April 12, 2013 (2013-04-12)
Recorded
Genre Indie rock[1]
Length 47:31
Label
Producer
Yeah Yeah Yeahs chronology
It's Blitz!
(2009)
Mosquito
(2013)
Singles from Mosquito
  1. "Sacrilege"
    Released: February 26, 2013 (2013-02-26)
  2. "Despair"
    Released: July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19)

Mosquito is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, released on April 12, 2013 by Interscope Records. The lead single "Sacrilege" was released on February 26, 2013.[2] "Despair" was released as the second single on July 19, 2013.[3]

Promotion[edit]

The full album was posted on Noisey's YouTube page featuring a track-by-track interview with the band on April 2, 2013.[4] On April 5, the band appeared on Late Show with David Letterman to perform "Sacrilege" accompanied by the gospel choir Broadway Inspirational Voices.[5] Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed the songs "Mosquito" and "Sacrilege" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 15.[6]

A music video for the title track, directed by B. Shimbe Shim, debuted on May 8, 2013.[7] The video for the second single "Despair" was directed by Patrick Daughters and premiered on June 21.[8][9]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[10]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club B+[11]
Entertainment Weekly B−[12]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[13]
The Independent 4/5 stars[14]
NME 7/10[15]
Pitchfork Media 6.0/10[16]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[17]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[18]
Spin 8/10[19]

Critical response[edit]

Mosquito received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100, the album received an average score of 75, based on 39 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

Mosquito entered the Billboard 200 at number five with 38,000 copies sold in its first week, earning the band their first top ten album on the chart.[20] The album debuted at number nine on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 9,150 copies, becoming the band's third consecutive top ten album.[21]

Accolades[edit]

Mosquito was ranked number thirty on NME's 50 Best Albums of 2013 list and number forty on Vice's Top 50 Albums of 2013 list.[22][23]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Sacrilege"   3:50
2. "Subway"  
  • Sitek
  • Launay
5:16
3. "Mosquito"  
  • Launay
  • Sitek
2:59
4. "Under the Earth"   Launay 4:18
5. "Slave"  
  • Launay
  • Sitek
4:06
6. "These Paths"  
  • Sitek
  • Launay
5:03
7. "Area 52"  
  • Launay
  • Sitek
2:54
8. "Buried Alive" (featuring Dr. Octagon) 5:16
9. "Always"  
  • Sitek
  • Launay
4:06
10. "Despair"  
  • Sitek
  • Launay
4:49
11. "Wedding Song"   Sitek 4:54
Total length:
47:31

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of the deluxe edition of Mosquito.[26]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – production (tracks 12–15)
  • Karen O – vocals, bass, keyboards, design concept
  • Nick Zinner – guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals; mixing (tracks 12, 14, 15)
  • Brian Chase – drums, cymbal, percussion, vocals
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[27] 17
Austrian Albums Chart[28] 44
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[29] 57
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[30] 120
Canadian Albums Chart[31] 10
Croatian Albums Chart[32] 23
French Albums Chart[33] 128
German Albums Chart[34] 63
Greek Albums Chart[35] 27
Irish Albums Chart[36] 8
Japanese Albums Chart[37] 54
Mexican Albums Chart[38] 66
Norwegian Albums Chart[39] 24
Scottish Albums Chart[40] 8
South Korean Albums Chart[41] 88
Swiss Albums Chart[42] 76
UK Albums Chart[43] 9
US Billboard 200[20] 5
US Alternative Albums[44] 2
US Rock Albums[45] 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Edition(s) Label Ref.
Australia April 12, 2013
  • Standard
  • deluxe
Modular [46][47][48][49]
Germany Universal [50][51][52][53]
LP Standard [54]
United Kingdom April 15, 2013
  • CD
  • digital download
  • Standard
  • deluxe
Polydor [55][56][57][58]
LP Standard [59]
United States April 16, 2013
  • CD
  • digital download
  • Standard
  • deluxe
[60][61][62][63]
LP Standard [64]
Canada
  • CD
  • digital download
Deluxe Universal [65][66]
  • LP
  • digital download
Standard [67][68]
Japan April 17, 2013 CD [25]
Digital download
  • Standard
  • deluxe
[69][70]

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