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Show Your Bones by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Reviewed on 18th March 2006.


Show Your Bones

By Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Oh my god it seems like we've been waiting an eternity for this record but it seems like all this waiting around has been worth it. Yeah Yeah Yeahs have avoided the dreaded second album syndrome and have produced an album that is dirtier, sleazier, and grimier than Pete Doherty's toilet seat.

From the get go songs such as "Dudley" show that YYYs have lost none of their talent to produce sexy sleazy songs that spit in your face. Twisted songs such as "Honey Bear", with hooks that grab you by your nuts and cut you open with dirty razor blades, contrast with firecracker opener "Golden Lion" which is Gwen Stefani having a wet dream.

The subtle romance of "Fever To Tell" has grown into pure unadulterated lust. "Show your bones" is a much fuller and grander album but has lost none of the punch and grime of its predecessor. It is everything a comeback album should be and makes you remember why you fell in love with fishnets and applying makeup in the dark.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have described their new record as "what happens when you put your finger into a light socket", and they couldn't be more right.



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