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|2. Mystery Girl|
|3. Art Star|
|4. Miles Away|
|5. Our Time|
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
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 morePublished on Jan. 9 2005 by Gavin
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 morePublished on Dec 27 2003
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
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
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 morePublished on April 1 2003 by Lindsey
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
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 morePublished on Feb. 10 2003 by Amazon Customer