The rumors are (at least somewhat) true: Yeah Yeah Yeahs have gone emo! Or something. It's kind of hard to pin down exactly what they're going for with Show Your Bones, but it's pretty clear that they've grown up a lot since the wild screeching and dance-punk antics of Fever To Tell. By now, you'll know the lead single, "Gold Lion," whose acoustic guitars and mid-tempo pacing are basically a precursor for the rest of the album. But like "Lion," Show Your Bones isn't without its own energy and drive -- it's just a different kind than what we're used to from these Williamsburgers. "Honeybear" is an easy pick for the dancefloor, if that's what you need; on the other hand, "Warrior" is their stab at another "Maps." "Way Out" has a melodic structure and clean feeling that sounds more like the Strokes than Liars, but it's catchy as hell in any event. Now that I think of it, Heart could be a good reference point for some of these tracks (and that's not even a slam, because Heart is awesome). Check it out for yourself and see what the fuss is about. 11 tracks total.
- black vinyl pressing
- printed insert
- music label: Interscope 2006
reviewed by Chris Lemon-Red 04/2006
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