Although the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are experimenting with more elaborate arrangements and production treatments on their highly anticipated second album (out Tuesday), their compositions have taken an unsettling turn toward conventional rock. It's time to move some units, so quirky's out and tunefulness is in. The album's first single and leadoff track, Gold Lion, quivers like a lost Marc Bolan demo, while Turn Into roars like an over-egged outtake from Del Shannon's Adventures Of Charles Westover sessions. Their label peeps are already banking on the quaint Cheated Hearts to become another left-field soft-rock classic like Maps, which is a stretch, but the unexpectedly funky Phenomena - which quotes Melle Mel's famous "Something like a phenomenon" refrain from White Lines - could be a massive club hit with a cracking remix. I'd go with Quantic or Natural Self, but they'll probably blow it by getting some New York schmoe in a designer Neu! T-shirt to do it instead.