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Yeah Yeah Yeahs [EP, Import]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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1. Bang
2. Mystery Girl
3. Art Star
4. Miles Away
5. Our Time

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Having shared bills with 2001 darlings White Stripes and the Strokes, it's not shocking that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs also are wrapped in a sticky film of hype. They tackle it explicitly when indispensable singer Karen O croons, "It's our time to be hated / So glad that we made it" (the conceit plays to a tune vaguely reminiscent of "Crimson and Clover"). To be safe, the YYYs are calling themselves sellouts before they sell out--but for this trio of rock & roll revivalists, sounding good enough to be popular is their only crime. Attacking with a snottiness sorely needed these days, they confront the critical types as (jealous) "punk kids" anyway. With a sexy yet imperfect swagger, they come on like calculating outsiders bent on forcing their way in. As an antidote to the glossy/rough New Yorkerism presented by the Strokes, the YYYs serve up dirtier yet sublime grit, in five tunes about bad sex, "art stars" and "mystery boys" who will "be your toys." Careening drums pop into synch with sparse, metallic punk guitar, and none of O's "yeah"s and "baby"s are wasted or otherwise lost in the band's econo-power style: surprisingly loud, though bassless, and carved with abandon from '60s garage, the playfulness of X-Ray Spex, the sparseness of the Delta 5, and the shambolic thrash of the Fall. --Cyndi Elliott

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5.0 out of 5 stars buy it already July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you are intersted in the yeah yeah yeah's this album is defianly a good way to start off...
1. Bang - a song that will make you fall in love with karen o's voice instantly & youll defiantly feel an urge to sing & dance too, its a great way to start off the ep.
2. Mystery Girl - now this song will not only inspire you to sing along & dance too but also will make you feel as is if you must keep listening & find out more about this wonderous band.
3. Art Star - it starts out much like 1 & 2 but than she begans growling/screaming 'art star'... i enjoy the song & find it very useful for letting out frustration. also it gives the album a bit more diversity which brings it together very nicely.
4. Miles Away - this is a very pleasant song that will probably become one of your favorites, but than again theyll all probably be your favortie... it gives you a sense of triumph a real good feel-good song.
5. Our Time - also a feel-good song, if your feeling sad this will defiantly bring you up... its a very nice way to end the ep.
So, once you listen to this throughly, & theres no doubt youll enjoy it, than you should pick up 'fever to tell' there most recent album, yeha youll love it, enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definition of Yeah! Feb. 14 2004
By matt
Format:Audio CD
I got this EP after I heard "Fever to tell" and I was pleasently surprised.
It puts all their other songs into context, brings their musical style back to basics with a rawer indie sound.
Karen O's voice is fantastic.She varies from a cute kitten purr to a demented shriek often in the space of one song, and her voice is what make the band special.
"Bang" is the perfect opener to the album with its wonderfull jerky guitar riff, and sex filled lyrics setting the tone for the next 14 minutes.
"Mystery Girl" proves the band capable of a steady rock'n roll number,and "Art Star", my favourite, contains all the elements which make the Yeah Yeah Yeahs such a great band;the inspired guitar riffs,versitial vocals, and punk sensibility.
Not to mention the pop catchiness in all those "doos".
As a guitarist, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a lot of appeal for me because of Nick Zinner's exellent guitar work. Just listen to the riff in "Miles Away" and the way his guitar parts sometimes echoe the lyrics.
"Our time" is the closest thing to a slow song on the EP,and showcases the Yeah Yeah Yeahs potential for writing emotive and sincere songs like "maps" on "Fever to Tell".
I would recommend that anyone who enjoyed "Fever to Tell" buy this record as it condences the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sound into 5 slices of brilliance.A fine introduction or definition of the band.
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Now when I say this band's amazing.I mean they've set a standard of being off the wall,and that's great.To me they're absolutely not generic,they don't have a sixties,seventie's or eighties sound,at all,except for a slight punky sound,that I guess I'll be willing to over look.But,to me they sound more like a loungy ,swanky,styled rock band.Kind of like a spead up really hyper enthusiastic version of Mazzy Star.As a matter of fact,all the band's that people compare them to that I've heard,Suck!!!The White Stripes,the KILLS,Green Day,The Strokes,to me this band sounds WAY,WAY different,and a billion times better.And that's good,because alot of those other bands symbolize a retro sound that I don't like,and will never miss.Now if this band wanted to sound as totally generic,and lame as the other's.Well then I'm sorry to misinterprit them,and this album,and their other one Fever to Tell.It's in my personal opinion that the Yeah,Yeah,Yeah's are on a totally higher level than those other bands.Now whether or not they know this,I don't know,but now as we speak they headline for the White Stripes,and the White Stripes should thank their lucky stars that their no talent behinds can even wittness the Yeah,Yeah,Yeahs.
And I'm not talking musical talent,as far as the guitars,and drums are concerned,if that was the case none of the these bands would have,really any talent.I'd just listen to the stuff I've been listening to,and playing,practically all my life,and that would be,Power Metal.(You see I've been playing guitar quite excellently for 10 year's now,and I'm 23 today)!and I'd of never found this diamond in the rough if I didn't reavaluate what it really takes to be a good sounding band.Karen O's amazing,and unique,totally uncopied vocals, make this band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well well well! Dec 3 2003
By Ludmila
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely love all of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's material. But I'll try not to rave (too much) about this spectacular band in this review. This EP is where my fascination with the YYY's began; it is slim, yes, after all, it is only an EP. (Some critics seem to forget that album length is not one of the qualities of an EP). Anyhoo. I understand (and agree) with a lot of the musical comparisons people are making to the YYY's; among them, PJ Harvey, Chrissie Hynde, The White Stripes, et many many alii (there seems to be some sort of musical comparison, however far-fetched, for every YYY's song). . . However, even though this band definitely seems to have been influenced by a variety of other (mostly garage-type) bands, I'd like to view them in an isolated manner; i.e., as their "own band". And I'm oh so very tired of naysayers of some really great new bands out there whining about the so-called "revivalist" rock movement. "Is there nothing original anymore?!" they proclaim in exaggerated angst, tugging away at their goatees. This sort of thinking/complaining has been occuring since the beginning of that timeless and honorable genre we call "rock and roll". How soon many forget that a supersensational group like the Beatles weren't entirely original, either. Anyhoo. On to the YYY's EP. "Bang" kicks it off with a supersexual, supersexy, "come hither" attitude which just about knocked my indie socks right off the first time I heard it. Karen O howls about "needing the real thing tonight" in an electrifyingly powerful and femme manner. . . "Art Star" explodes onto the "art scene" (if you will) with unrestrained energy and irreverence. Totally out of control. The music complements Karen's now-frantic, now-sweet, vocals most (unconventionally) gracefully. Read more ›
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1.0 out of 5 stars What in God's name am I listening to?
There's absolutely NOTHING to this music. It's atonal garbage. If you flushed your toilet 50 times and recorded it it would make a better record. Read more
Published on Jan. 9 2005 by Gavin
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Rip-off
I really enjoy this rip off of Siouxsie and The Banshees.
Published on Feb. 24 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars thought they were the La's but I like the "Yeahs.."better
I love this cd. the lyrics are so inspired and I can see this band becoming HUGE.The music is intense but I think that Art Star is almost a bit humorous. Read more
Published on Dec 27 2003
1.0 out of 5 stars ...This is a band???
First of all...I'm surprised people like this.
To me, this was the perfect example of how NOT to play rock music. Read more
Published on Nov. 5 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Just an EP, but a great listen. Saw live at the Great American in SF.... best live show i've seen in a couple of years.
Published on June 2 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Love to Love it!
This album rocks my socks over and over. I can't help but listen to it every day. With Karen O croons odd voice, it makes the band very origional. Read more
Published on April 1 2003 by CinemActivist
4.0 out of 5 stars WOW WOW WOW
Q: Hyped? A: OVER HYPED!
How can a band not even release their first e.p. and be in every magazine? Oh yeah. Read more
Published on March 12 2003 by Markus Garcia
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a Mad House
First note: yes, this EP is short... but it's an EP. They are supposed to be small snaps of music released at a lower price. Read more
Published on Feb. 10 2003 by "the_fanboy"
5.0 out of 5 stars YYY
I heard about YYY from two guys at school. One raves about Karen O being so hot and talented. The other raves on the songs. So I looked 'em up. Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2003 by mysterio seven
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