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Mar
11

Review: Yuck channel the 90’s

Artist: Yuck

Album: Yuck

Yuck are a band that have been getting a fair amount of press latley from the likes of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork Media (Pitchfork named their song, “The Wall,” one of the best of 2011) and a few songs into their self-titled debut, it’s not difficult to see why.  Indie, as a genre, has slowly been moving away from the lo-fi guitars and dance beats that have seemingly been dominating it for the past few years, and Yuck belong to a small circle of indie bands that are being referred to has 90’s revivalists.  That’s easy to understand, since most of their debut sounds like a mish-mash of Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth and Pavement.

The album starts strong with wah-wah snarl of “Get Away” and is able to hold that momentum until the halfway point when things start to slow down.  There is a great dependence on slower songs such as “Stutter,”  and “Sunday,” to carry the emotional weight of the album, and they don’t all shine.  Yuck sound the best through walls of guitar, though the instrumental “Rose Gives a Lily” definitely deserves special mention.  The biggest problem with Yuck is that they’re a new band still trying to find their footing, and for a debut as powerful as this one it’s not much of a problem at all.

4/5

Edit: Fans of Yuck should track down the tragically  non-album track “Cousin Corona.”

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