User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 91
  2. Negative: 4 out of 91

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  1. MikeT
    May 9, 2006
    1
    If you liked anything about Fever to Tell then you will NOT like Show Your Bones. The passion of the music, the amazing vocals by Karen O, and the alternating grinding and crying guitar are all gone, replaced by pop-influenced, watered-down rock. No punk, no spirit, no flavor. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs as you know it are dead.
  2. ToddL
    Mar 28, 2006
    2
    Very boring. They've lost everything that made Fever so unique and fun.
  3. chriss
    Mar 31, 2006
    2
    Very disappointing. Sounds like generic indie rock now whereas before they had something different going for them. Too Cat Power-y. Boo!
  4. AaronQ
    Apr 28, 2006
    4
    Totally boring.
  5. KurtCobain
    Apr 4, 2006
    2
    Saying the album sounds like Cat Power is giving it too much credit. It sounds more like Jack Johnson.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Short answer: it’s good.
  2. Much of the material on the quirky "Show Your Bones" is more intimate and, at times, tentative. [1 Apr 2006]
  3. Show Your Bones picks up where "Maps" left off, with the trio finding a middle ground between self-conscious primitivism and refined pop. [31 Mar 2006, p.60]