Yeah Yeah Yeahs one of the most talked about bands of 2003, style gurus and general scensters follow up their debut album Fever to Tell with the stellar "Show Your Bones" on March 27th. Making the leap from indie darlings to musical powerhouse, the band have fulfilled all the potential of their debut
and then some. Described by Q Magazine as an album that "explodes into colour" in their 4 star review, "Show Your Bones" brims with style and invention, from the first single "Gold Lion" with its classic YYYs guitar to "Warrior", more ballad than bedlam.
The album is released on CD with UK bonus track and on heavyweight vinyl.
Karen O is tough and tender. "Men like me" she sings "'cause I'm a warrior". She's right, and the track "Warrior" where she shows her vulnerability, is moving and emotional. It's the best song on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs patchy third cd.
They've always been more intelligent, had more depth and more ideas than The Strokes or The White Stripes. But 'Show Your Bones' starts badly with three plodding, undistinguished tracks. Things pick up with the sexy strut of "Phenomena" which sounds like Led Zeppelin high on oestrogen. Other highlights include the wild rollicking two step of "Mysteries" and the gorgeous distorted guitar pop of "Cheated Hearts", while "Dudley" is the Cocteau Twins gone country and western.
Show Your Bones is not a disaster but it's not a complete triumph either. Has their bright star burnt out? Their next move will be critical. --Nick Reynolds
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UK pressing includes one bonus track, De Ja Vu. 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. Features the single Gold Lion. They will also be headling this years Coachella Music Festival. Universal. 2006.