Yuck
Yuck


3.5
great

Review

by rasputin USER (196 Reviews)
April 3rd, 2011 | 26 replies | 4,338 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: revivalism, ew yuck.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

To put it bluntly, Yuck’s self-titled debut LP is a tribute album. Its whims and charms are heavily rooted in 90s alternative and indie rock, with the UK group combining a plethora of different variations of styles from this era to create a warm and inviting sound.

The band does not, however, merely replicate, it recreates – Yuck’s presence is unique in the sense that they forge an identity without comprising themselves. While revivalism is currently the trend these days, Yuck manages to poke its nose out in front of its contemporaries despite the fact that it adheres to this ‘revivalism’ just as much any other record.

With the Built to Spill-esque melodicisms of ‘Shook Down’, the Strokes-y rhythms of opener ‘Get Away’, the mid-era Sonic Youth dissonance of ‘Operation' and even the slow-burning closer ‘Rubber’ with its Yo La Tengo inspired fuzz and Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream-era escapism, Yuck really is a testament to the quality of indie rock in the 90s.Though there may seem to be a vast disparity in the styles that they are covering, Yuck blend it all together into a cohesive and engaging record; the songs shift in tempo from up-beat pop songs to lazy summer tunes, all while retaining a consistent edge.

Though it may never live up to its influences, Yuck channels the liveliness and youthful jubilance of the 90s indie rock scene, and does it well. It’s hard to proclaim ‘masterpiece’ when you’re talking about revivalism, but rest assured that Yuck is doing everything right.



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rasputin
April 3rd 2011



14512 Comments


wrote this for my uni publication so thought I'd post it here as well

Relinquished
April 3rd 2011



24389 Comments


great album. haven't listened to it in a while though.

feav233
April 3rd 2011



1411 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i have a hard time listening to the first half of this album, cannot get into it, really dig the second half though

rasputin
April 3rd 2011



14512 Comments


I find the first half poppier, which I think creates a great contrast with the latter half. The only track I dislike is 'The Wall', while the rest are all great. I will admit that though the flow on the record is good, there are times when they jump from soemthing very upbeat to something really chill and there's no real inbetween, but it's still fine.

flalafell
April 3rd 2011



610 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is probably my aoty right now, which says alot about how much i'm hating 2011 so far

feav233
April 3rd 2011



1411 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The first half is definitely poppier and I also wasn't a huge fan of 'The Wall' along with 'Get Away'. I think 'Operation'
and 'Rubber' are my favorite.

rasputin
April 3rd 2011



14512 Comments


I like 'Get Away' a lot actually, opens up the album really well. Though I will concur on the greatness of 'Operation' and 'Rubber'

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
April 4th 2011



15727 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

wonderful review

Digging: A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Sea When Absent

rasputin
April 4th 2011



14512 Comments


thanks adam

my stupid uni magazine has a limit of 200-250 words, forces you to be concise

iFghtffyrdmns
April 4th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

pretty much sums up my feelings on this record.

nicely done.


adjeco
April 4th 2011



25 Comments


yeah short reviews yeaaaaahhhhh

rasputin
April 4th 2011



14512 Comments


im bringing them back

adjeco
April 4th 2011



25 Comments


yeah baby we're goin to the top personal jets babes in both arms the whole shabang

jingledeath
April 4th 2011



7104 Comments


yuck will get

rasputin
April 4th 2011



14512 Comments


yeah baby we're goin to the top personal jets babes in both arms the whole shabang


not even close to yuck

gaslightanthem
April 4th 2011



5209 Comments


sweet review big momma

Titan50
April 4th 2011



4588 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It seems I like this more than most

balcaen
April 4th 2011



3183 Comments


everyone is razzing on this for being 'too contrived'. fuck it though. i love this shit. i don't care if i'm turning sputnik into a gay indie playground by saying so.

balcaen
April 4th 2011



3183 Comments


oh and pos'd. i love when reviews aren't tl;dr

conradtao
Emeritus
April 4th 2011



2088 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Great, great review.



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