Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones on LP
With Show Your Bones, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' follow-up to the heralded Fever to Tell, Karen O economizes on the screaming that so marked the trio’s debut EP. Whether she’s hanging back with a staggered beat on 'Phenomena,' or riding on the kick-drum-pounded opening to 'Honeybear,' she’s always ready to disappear in a burst of Nick Zinner’s guitars and Brian Chase’s drums.
The YYYs thrill precisely because of their keen mix, Karen O spiking the upper ranges (dig the caterwaul in 'Mysteries') with a sharply cut vocal line or a simple, full-bodied singsong delivery while the guitars spin thick storms of sound before retreating to atmospherics (try the transition from the quick throttle of 'Cheated Hearts' into the Cure-ish 'Dudley,' for one example). And marvel at how well radio would be served by blasting the acoustic, pleading vibe of 'Warrior.' Fabulous stuff.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones Track Listing:
1. Gold Lion
2. Way Out
6. Cheated Hearts
9. The Sweets
11. Turn Into