Show Your Bones - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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  • Summary: The New York trio's short but highly anticipated sophomore set--which features a mellower, more polished sound--was produced by Squeak E Clean and mixed by Alan Moulder.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
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  1. 100
    The best thing about the second Yeah Yeah Yeahs album is the fact that it defies expectations, yet seems like the perfectly logical next step for such an adventurous band. [Apr 2006, p.81]
  2. No, local slump-spotters, this isn't the Yeahs' Room on Fire. Far from it.
  3. With Show Your Bones, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have proven themselves worthy of the hype, and, more importantly, the excitement caused by an undeniably fantastic record.
  4. There's no 'difficult second album' syndrome here - Show Your Bones is the sound of a bang irretrievably, irresistibly and deservedly hurtling towards the big time.
  5. It's flawed, but applause for adding vulnerability to their game plan, at the very least.
  6. On Show Your Bones the Yeah Yeah Yeahs occupy only one corner of the territory they claimed on Fever, walking confidently in their own footsteps but without claiming any new ground.
  7. Gone is the glitzy art-punk, spastic freak-out, and unfathomable screaming. Here now instead is simple melody, nasal singing, and familiar songs, which begs the question: Y Control?

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  1. Positive: 47 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55
  1. Jul 6, 2012
    8
    Decent follow up to their debut Fever to Tell. There's not too much of a change but SYB is slightly less rocky and a little bit more melodic but has all the trademarks that would have attracted you to the band in the first place. The early and latter parts of the records do a good job of holding up a slightly lagging middle section. Expand
  2. j30
    Aug 15, 2011
    8
    Really good album. Great follow-up to Fever To Tell. It amazes me how they've evolved as a band.

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