03:40 PM on 04/09/06
When I first heard Gold Lion, the first thing that struck me was how average it sounded, at least for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Whilst by no means was it a bad song it just perhaps wasnt up to the quirky quality of songs like Maps & Y Control off Fever To Tell. Perhaps it's the theatrics of Karen's voice that's missing as you say I'm not really sure.
But having listened to the whole album now, it's certainly grown on me a fair bit and judging by the radio play Gold Lion is getting over here in the UK, should prove very successful for the YYYs.