Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - IS IS (EP) - Album Review

No Rating EP

Don't expect the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to solve global warming or cure AIDS. You'll probably never have a discussion with your friends about the complexity and/or meaning of lead singer Karen O's lyrics. This is not music for the head its music for the soul. It's music for the inner child that all of us have that every once in a while just wants to be reckless again. And although most of us have jobs and are not able to act out on these fantasies we can all watch (or invision) Karen O on stage flailing around giving you everything she has until she is a bloody bruised mess and remember what it was like to be carefree.

Now for the specifics. Yes I know i wussed out and didn't give it a rating. Its just not fair to rate an ep against an lp. This is not the more polished version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs we saw on Show Your Bones. This is the wilder version that we saw on A Fever to Tell. Although guitarist Nick Zinner doesn't bring stunning licks this time I enjoyed four of the five songs on IS IS (the exception being "Rockers to Swallow"). This cd brought me back to the early 2000's and the height of the garage rock revival and I was happy to be there again. And thank you Karen for reminding us that "All (our) loves are within one wild night."

Standout Tracks - "Kiss, Kiss" , "IsIs"

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