2019 reissue in a sturdier sleeve, still plays at 45rpm. "Yeah" was the follow up to LCD's breakout track "Losing My Edge," and is one of the group's most beloved tunes, a classic non-LP single along the lines of "Blue Monday". Here's what we said about it back in '04 at the time of initial issue: Having released one of last year's best singles (Losing My Edge), James Murphy is back with another brilliant extension of his LCD Soundsystem. LCD records seem to speak to those kids sick of the scene, who want their 12" to retain interest longer than the next trend, but without sacrificing up to the minute relevance. An impossible feat, but listening to tracks like "Yeah (Crass Version)" will make you a believer. The song writing and composition are the foundations that the track is built on, with enough rock pretentiousness and sleazy analog to keep you interested. It takes a little more to keep our jaded ears interested these days, and this is might be it. "Yeah (Pretentious Version)" is a completely unique variation, offering a cleaner instrumental take on the track. Recommended.
- features audio from the 2013 remaster, plays super loud at 45 rpm
- 2019 repress with new sleeve (printed on heavier stock)
- music label: DFA 2019
reviewed by the mgmnt 09/2019