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Top Customer Reviews
Now to me that is an amazing style,that's totally hard to maintain,and is also totally mixed.I personally like them for their kind of loungy yet hyper sound.And coupled also with Karens energetic,carefree vocal stylings.It's almost as if she could sing no wrong.Read more ›
The first track, Machine, was as good the second time around with surf-inspired verses speeding towards the melt-down chorus, only to build back up into another verse. Karen O's voice on this track swells with a strong sexual undertones. The second track, however, was a huge let down. Sounding more like a mish-mash of distortion and an attempt at melody then an indie rock gem, it was a painful couple of minutes that just seemed to drag. At this point I had laid all my hope into the last song..and my hope was lost. A quiet, spacey sounding song..it sounded more like the band was asleep at their instruments than anything else. The first track is absolutely amazing, in my opinion, but the other two aren't nearly as good and are(luckily) easily forgotten. I haven't heard the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' first EP so I have no comparison but I can only hope that their full-length won't be as bad as more than half of this release.
Nothing like first disc
Awful sound offends the ear
Seven crap minutes
Allow me, for a moment, to speak candidly about economics, from one consumer to another. Seven minutes is not a lot of music, and the suggested retail price of this EP, with tax, is about seven dollars. I can brush my teeth for more than seven minutes, and I don't even get paid for that. Granted, a price tag may be no reason to pan a disc-- especially with technology being what it is nowadays-- but it's sure as hell a reason not to buy one, and so I caution you, gentle readers, pay not for this album. From an economics perspective, it's trash.
But before you YYY's fans put on your letter-writing hats and cry, "Capitalism made me do it!", know this: Machine disappoints on an almost unprecedented number of levels, and its unfortunate length is the least of its problems. On Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O and her bad boys from Brooklyn combined just a guitar, drums, and a few teasy-sleazy pouts to create a sprawling, stomping, hook-spewing monster. It was a mixed bag overall, but one that yielded a few kernels of decency and left many, myself included, anxious for more.
As a follow-up, however, Machine seems designed to wrong all rights; there's barely a whiff of the old swagger, Nick Zinner's once-massive guitar hooks are nearly inaudible, and "Art Star" alone has more songwriting creativity in its middle finger than all of these tracks put together.Read more ›
First, anyone thinking of buying this single should know that it is nothing more than that, A SINGLE. This is not an EP, and to compare it to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' previous EP would be apples and oranges. Yes, their eponymous EP was phenomonal, and it clearly set the bar very high for what they would release next, however it would simply be unfair to compare this single with it.
As far as I am concerned, a great single should have two things. 1) A great leading song and 2) a couple of relevant if not amazing B-sides that are entertaining and fasciniting if nothing else. To me, it seems clear that "Machine" fits the first requirement. I disagree with the previous reviewer, I think that the song 'Machine' might be one of the best things the YYY's have ever written, and clearly is as good if not better than the best tracks on the EP like 'art star' and 'our Time.' Sure, the production is a little different than that of those tracks, but I think a more full production actually greatly helps their sound, and hope that when their album comes out they find a nice mix of the lofi sound of their ep and the more glossy sheen of 'Machine.'
Now, the B-sides are a slightly different matter, and why this single stays 'good' and never becomes great. There are only two, when more could probably have been included. Plus, while one is interesting if a bit of a tease at 2 minutes ('PIN', which brings in some cool electro/ambient elements), the other ('Graveyard') is pretty much a throwaway. Still, considering that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have aleady said that no songs from here or the EP will land on the album AND that this can be found for 3 or 4 bucks if you know where to look, as far as I am concerned this a great buy.
Most recent customer reviews
First there was "Anarchy in The UK," then there was "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and now there is "Machine. Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by alexander laurence
I can't say I LOVE the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, but they're better than anything I've heard in a long time. Read morePublished on May 1 2003
I love the song MACHINE. It's really gritty, and Karen O's voice is a one-in-a-million voice, I really love it. For me the song MACHINE is worth the price of the EP. Read morePublished on March 8 2003 by ButlinsSeltaeb
The first YYYs CD was brilliant; punchy, tuneful, rough and raw, and it really rocked. This is self indulgent junk; "art rock" stuff that never grabs the listener. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2002
this disc gives a full taste of what the YYYs only hinted at on Master: a lovely darkness. The tracks reflect their penchant for siouxsie and foetus and other brooklyn acts such... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2002 by dj_webern
The first YYY's EP didn't leave my discman for weeks. The 5 songs were all so good, and cruised by so fast that I'd listen to it 2 or 3 times in a row on the subway ride to/from... Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2002 by Morpha Too