🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I know what I know, and that’s that it’s time for this!

Dire Straits do as well as you’d expect

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Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
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Otis Redding 4.34
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Nick Drake 4.10
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Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
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Fleetwood Mac 3.39
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The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
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Suede 3.30
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The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
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Dire Straits 2.43
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The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

Today; Yeah Yeah Yeahs!

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  • 5

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Album

  • Fever To Tell
  • Show Your Bones
  • It’s Blitz!
  • Mosquito

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Single

  • Machine
  • Date With The Night
  • Pin
  • Maps
  • Y Control
  • Gold Lion
  • Turn Into
  • Cheated Hearts
  • Down Boy
  • Zero
  • Heads Will Roll
  • Skeletons
  • Sacrilege
  • Despair

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Bang was a single too m9

5 Likes

Listed as part of the YYYs EP, I knew I’d missed something.

2 Likes

Never made the connection with them that I’m sure some people here did and will post eloquently about. For me they’re music of a certain time and place, neither of which is here and now. A footnote, basically.

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4

Loved them up to Mosquito which was flabby and rubbish. Were so exciting live in the early days, remember seeing them at 2 in the afternoon at London Mardi gras the one year they had an “indie” stage and were mega.

The Master EP still slaps.

5 Likes

4/5 for me. Didn’t discover them til uni, but hearing Gold Lion unlocked a lot of things in my head and set me on a course for a lot of similar music. Toss up between that and Maps for me but think Gold Lion edges it.

Think Mosquito was extremely disappointing but great stuff apart from that.

Oh and once approached Karen in Dublin airport after Electric Picnic and asked for her autograph when she was clearly just trying to have lunch in peace which I still feel guilty about. Sorry, Karen.

9 Likes

First albums great

Rest is errr

Bonus point for Nick being in Head Wound City

7 Likes

Could do no wrong in my eyes until Mosquito at which point I promptly stopped ever thinking about them. Have been in limbo far too long now to come back and make any kind of impression I reckon.

Good band, but not one that I’ve ever fully engaged with. I like a lot of their stuff, some of it bangs hard but don’t often feel the urge to stick it on. Never seen them live.

Karen O is obviously incredibly cool

3

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4/5 they are ace brilliant live and used to have David Pajo as a touring member. Each album has been good even if Mosquito wasn’t there best still had some ace songs on it, the choir on Sacrilege is always good.

Proper joyful live.

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One of the great (if late) ATP sets for me, Clive. 4/5 for the early stuff

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Like them enough to give a 4. Not crazy about them but I play their stuff every few months. Lots of great songs.

Gotta lotta love for YYYs.
First time i heard them was when i heard Pin and i just fell in love with Karen Os delivery right away. They sounded so fresh and exciting.
All of fever to tell is fucking immense. Went to see them at the barras and witnessed just how great a front person she is, can’t take your eyes off her.

Caught them at all point a few years back having not seen them in years and had proper goosebumps when she arrived on stage, man she’s so fucking cool.

Nick Zinner also got very angry with me and the tv in a NY bar once because we asked if he had any drugs. Once we apologised and let him know we were off to see him play in glasgow on a few months he was lovely and we spoke for a bit about his photography. :grinning:

Not up there with the 5s but a definite 4. Still listen to fever to tell quite a bit, and Maps is the love song for all us indie kids, and i will always love karen o. So so good live.

18 Likes

It’s a 3 from me. Good band imo

I love Fever to Tell and Its Blitz. Show Us Your Bones had some bangers that made indie club nights a joy but was filled with filler and overly long.

Their Fever To Tell set at ATP was one of my fav things ever at the best ATP ever.

Mosquito sucks.

I’d go with a 4.

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Another one for the one good album club. 3/5

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can’t decide right now if my favourite track of theirs is Maps, Date with the night, Pin or heads will roll. :thinking:

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