Yeah Yeah Yeahs [EP] - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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  • Summary: One of 2002's much-hyped neo-garage rock bands, New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs have opened for acts such as the White Stripes and the Strokes, and have drawn comparisons to both. This five-track debut EP was originally released in 2001 on the indie Shifty label, and saw a rerelease in the summer of 2002 on Touch & Go. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Their sound is dirty and raw, sexy and wrong.
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs cram more ideas and attitude into five songs than most bands express in an entire album.
  3. 80
    YYY cram their furious music full of twists and spasmic enthusiasm, filling every second with motion. [#8. p.127]
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  7. Epitomizes everything bad about the already questionable garage rock revival.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. dsfadfasdfasdf
    Sep 5, 2002
    10
    thought it was fantastic
  2. Sara
    Oct 12, 2002
    10
    I love it.
  3. SteveL.
    Aug 16, 2002
    8
    Fun and surprisingly catchy...can't wait to see what they do with a full-length CD.
  4. Jan 11, 2013
    7
    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. Collapse
  5. DericH.
    Jul 16, 2002
    6
    Wasn't into it much at first. KarenO sounds like Little Neil at times, but it grew on me. Especially Bang and Art Girl. Decent first attempt for this kind of band Expand
  6. EricS.
    Sep 12, 2002
    0
    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. Expand

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