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Show Your Bones
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Show Your Bones
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Japanese pressing includes a bonus track, 'De Ja Vu' and possibly an additional bonus track or enhanced video (TBC). Show Your Bones is what happens when you put your finger in a light socket. Maybe there is some of that e...  more »

     
   

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All Artists: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Title: Show Your Bones
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Interscope Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 3/28/2006
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 602498526507, 0602498552452, 0602498772881, 602498529560, 602498772874, 602498550533

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Japanese pressing includes a bonus track, 'De Ja Vu' and possibly an additional bonus track or enhanced video (TBC). Show Your Bones is what happens when you put your finger in a light socket. Maybe there is some of that electric current flowing through the tracks of our album illuminating us from the inside out for you to laugh at and cry to or fry to. Polydor. 2006.

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CD Reviews

Great band, great CD
M. A. Filippelli | Roseville, CA, US | 03/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great CD,
This one of those CD's that every song is brilliant from the first song Golden Lion to the eleventh and last song Turn into. It's hard for me to pick a favorite sone because they are all outstanding.

There are some songs that remind me of the band White Stripes in terms of their sound and style. Some of the vocal styling that Karen uses also reminds me of Kate Pierson of the B52's and Debbie Harry of Blondie, but by and large their sound is unique to them.

Karen has toned down her vocals somewhat and I think that works very well for her and the band on this CD, she has a beautiful voice. On the cut Cheated Hearts she has a very sultry sexy style that really makes the song work. Brian Chase plays the drums in a style that really lends a backbone to the songs and Nick Zinner is great on keyboards and guitar All of the songs have a nice soul and passion to them and each song has its own personality to it. The music on the CD is very well done. This is a three musician band that has that kind of eclectic style that you get with three piece band but Brian Chase, Nick Zinner and Karen O's styles mesh so well together that their sound is so much bigger then that even in their live performances. It's an amazing blend instruments timing with the occasional random sound thrown in that makes the CD so interesting to listen to.

There is a nice booklet that comes with it that has pictures of different hand made flags, envelopes that someone has drawn on with some interesting personal art and a thank you to everyone that created a flag.

The CD mastered and engineered in a way that really highlights the bands style.

This is the best new release that I have come across in a while in the art-avant-punk-genre."
Solid sophomore effort
C. McColl | Metro Detroit, Michigan | 03/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First, I'd like to thank God or whichever other-worldly being gave us Karen O and all her crazy amazing antics.

Show Your Bones is hardly Fever To Tell, but that's not a bad thing at all. On their 2nd release the YYY's sound a little tamed down, more mature, and slightly more focused.

There's something for everyone to like here. Fans of their debut album will feel right at home with tracks like "Cheated Hearts" (which is almost like a more subtle Y Control) then there's the extremely catchy first single, "Gold Lion" with it's sing-along chorus and sticks-in-your-head backing percussion. Speaking of which, the percussion is excellent all around on this cd, definitely one of the first things that caught my attention. If you buy this cd thinking it'll have all those signature Karen O shrieks and howls, you might be a little disappointed. But hopefully you'll give it a chance despite that, because this new slightly more calm Karen is just as appealing. It doesn't sound as if they're taking their 'old' sound and making it more quiet, it just sounds like they're controlling it much better and more artistically. It sounds like a really smart, well thought out progression- and although different, just as interesting to listen to.

"Fancy" will remind you of Fever To Tell, if anything for Karen's vocals here. There's a lot of new interesting experimental sounds, the obligatory ambiguous lyrics...generally just a lot to like.

Highlights:

"Way Out" - 2nd track off the cd following "Gold Lion", and appropriately so. she says "The face aint making what the mouth needs", and it's slick and jarring and you'll want to play it over and over. Definitely one of their best songs to date.

"Honeybear" - electro-punk rock YYY's style, if this song doesn't get you bobbing your head, something is seriously wrong. I don't even know what she's saying a lot of the time but it's great!

"Mysterious" - a fast paced nod to all the great rock of the past, sung almost 50's-60's style until she starts her awesome screaming. grabs a hold and makes you listen.

"Warrior" - this mystical and slightly lonely tamborine number almost recalls Mazzy Star circa "So Tonight That I Might See" in the beginning, minus...well, Hope Sandoval obviously. Karen says men might like her because she's a Warrior, then there's talk of roads and rivers, and travelling it all away. Shows a different side to the YYY's... mellow and introspective, definitely one of the strongest songs. Very good stuff.

"Turn Into" - Love it, love it, love it. Great way to finish off an extremely catchy & interesting cd. "Can't say why I kept this from ya / my those quiet eyes become ya" - when she sings this, it's endearing and cute and lovely.

I can't say that when I was first introduced to the YYY's I ever expected to hear honest, humble admissions. Let alone really catchy yet subtle melodies and choruses that bury themselves beneath my skin. But now I have, and it's most definitely an experience worth sharing and recommending to anyone who's a fan of just great rock music. There really isn't a bad song on the whole album.

With "Show Your Bones" the YYYs solidify their presence on the rock scene, and undeniably carve out their own signature slot void of any "PJ Harvey-Meets the White Stripes" comparisons.





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What Do We Have Here...
M. Engel | 04/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's all too common to see elitists get in a tizzy about defining the music of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The swirl of snooty postmodern scene chuckery whorling up from New York City like smog has a habit of clouding people's minds and judgements, probably in part because of the fact that in the sea of up and coming stripped-down rock bands there are oftentimes 25 "Vines" (crap) for every "Kings of Leon". It is this reviewer's objective opinion that people who lump music into genre or scene categories is inane, but it might as well be mentioned that many people do often write this band off as one out of a great many indie-rock bands that all sound pretty much the same. Perhaps the fact that the band simply lacks a bass player entirely accelerates the perception that their "stripped down musical style" fits into a specific "sound" akin to the likes of the White Stripes or The Strokes. The truth is unfortunatley a bit more complicated and artistically credible than this however, as Yeah Yeah Yeahs has proven in two albums to be a real musical gem, encapsulating the evolution of rock music as well as the increasingly complex social dimensions of the soul-sucking Music Scene. A great amount of fiery black vitriol is wasted by those who get angry at innovative pop music outfits that ride the wave of modern hipsterdom with their sound and image while at the same time making significant music. While it would be ostentacious to try and directly name the source of the Brooklyn trio's creative energy, it cannot be denied that guitarist Nick Zinner is the intregal core of the band's energy and sound. Zinner has done his homework and is creating something very special with his evolving sound and production methods. His style is a homage to all the best parts of a great many styles that overlap with intoxicating flowing continuity. Shades of Zeppelin blend with laid back surf riffs that bleed into arena jam-band twinkling and plucking (a sly influence from bands like Phish and String Cheese Incident that has been reverborating throughout indie counterparts like My Morning Jacket and Bright Eye's most recent disc "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning"). The ambient-jam influence is expertly applied to give a ghostly, ethereal tinge to songs like "Cheated Hearts" and "Dudley". Other times the vibe is more straightforward, a powerful driving mix of punk rock, trash metal and 1970s femme-rock n' roll, as is the case with "Mysteries", before it erupts into something more sinister and almost industrial, sans electronica. The drumming on the disc is excellent as well, reflecting the minimalistic prescence of a punk rock Ringo Starr and providing a fantastic counterpart to Zinner's arrangements on guitar and keyboards. All in all, strip away all the surrounding pontificating and finger wagging and what we have here is a very innovative dark pop album that draws from a great many stylistic influences but still reverborates with the distinct uniqueness of the New York City underground."