Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Yuck - Yuck - ALBUM REVIEW


Can you say Lo-Fi? I think Yuck are the poster child for Lo-Fi when it comes to their self-titled debut. My anticipation of this album was big and after listening to the album from start to finish, I feel somewhat cheated. The music is good, don't get me wrong but it just seems a little too distant and distorted at times. Being teased by the Coconut Bible B-Side track I was hoping the album would have simalar vibes but for me if Coconut Bible was on the album I would have said it was the best track.

There are a couple highlights on the album that stood out to me with the happy go lucky track of 'Georgia'. It is hard not to like the female backing vocals, and I feel this song has more charm then any others on the debut. 'Stutter' and 'Sunday' are the other songs that made an impression on me with there chilled out smooth sounds. I felt the flow of the album was off at times going back in forth with style and energy, and I would have liked to see that same energy once again with Coconut Bible.

I do have to admit that I had high hopes coming into the album and I left confused and wanting something different. It could also be that this album is more of a grower but even after a few more listens I am ready to move on to something different. I do think the band have a top notch blog filled with lots of goodies and some pretty funky cool artwork though.

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