Yeah Yeah Yeahs [EP] - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Their sound is dirty and raw, sexy and wrong.
  2. 80
    YYY cram their furious music full of twists and spasmic enthusiasm, filling every second with motion. [#8. p.127]
  3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs cram more ideas and attitude into five songs than most bands express in an entire album.
  4. Just when the bombast teases with sounding like nails on a chalkboard, the band turns things around to remain more cool than annoying.
  5. This isn't a record, it's a portfolio: it's noisy but catchy, it lets them try out different styles, and it makes you give a good goddamn.
  6. 70
    They're too smart to just be "art punk," so singer Karen O squeals like Kathleen Hanna and Barbara Mandrell because, well, she can.
  7. The EP barely hints at how great the band has become in the past year, especially since the sound quality is roughly at a firing-a-BB-gun-into-a-garbage-can level.
  8. Epitomizes everything bad about the already questionable garage rock revival.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 11, 2013
    Nice introduction from Karen O and Co. This indicated what was the come in the future, nice, often frantic, sometimes off the wall, Rock. If you like this band you'll like this EP and if you don't you won't. Full Review »
  2. Sara
    Oct 12, 2002
    I love it.
  3. EricS.
    Sep 12, 2002
    Another excruciatingly annoying, over-hyped NYC band. And come on...the no-bass gimmick has already been used. This is pseudo-blues rock for the tone deaf. Full Review »