Show Your Bones

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 93
  2. Negative: 4 out of 93

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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. 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. Billboard
    60
    Much of the material on the quirky "Show Your Bones" is more intimate and, at times, tentative. [1 Apr 2006]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    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]