Yuck (album)

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Yuck
Studio album by Yuck
Released 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15)
Recorded Summer 2010
Genre Indie rock,[1][2][3] noise rock, shoegazing
Length 49:02
Label Fat Possum
Mercury
Yuck chronology
Yuck
(2011)
Glow & Behold
(2013)
Singles from Yuck
  1. "Rubber"
    Released: 2010
  2. "Georgia"
    Released: 2010
  3. "Holing Out"
    Released: 21 February 2011
  4. "Get Away"
    Released: 18 April 2011[4]
  5. "The Wall"
    Released: 13 June 2011[5]
  6. "Shook Down"/"Milkshake"
    Released: 2011[6]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [8]
BBC Music (favorable) [9]
Consequence of Sound 4.5/5 stars [1]
NME (8/10) [10]
No Ripcord (7/10) [11]
Pitchfork (8.1/10) [12]
Robert Christgau (A-) [13]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars [14]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [15]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [16]

Yuck is the debut studio album from the English indie rock[2][3] band Yuck. The album was released for both CD and digital download on 15 February 2011 on the Fat Possum Records label in the United States and on 21 February 2011 on the Mercury Records label in the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

Formed by Daniel Blumberg and Max Bloom, the pair began writing what would be Yuck material together after leaving their previous group Cajun Dance Party in 2008. Having already released two singles on vinyl only ("Rubber", and "Georgia") in early 2010, and after adding the likes of Jonny Rogoff on drums and Mariko Doi on bass (who had just recently left the group Levelload) the group began recording what would be their debut LP in the summer of the same year.[17]

Yuck released their first single, "Holing Out", in promotion of the album on 20 February 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Daniel Blumberg & Max Bloom, except tracks 9 and 11 composed by Max Bloom.

On 11 October, Fat Possum released a Deluxe Edition of Yuck's debut album. The Deluxe Edition has a 2nd CD / LP that includes 6 B-sides.

No. Title Length
1. "Get Away"   3:35
2. "The Wall"   3:57
3. "Shook Down"   3:27
4. "Holing Out"   4:10
5. "Suicide Policeman"   3:15
6. "Georgia"   3:36
7. "Suck"   4:19
8. "Stutter"   3:42
9. "Operation"   3:47
10. "Sunday"   4:23
11. "Rose Gives A Lilly"   4:06
12. "Rubber"   7:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Daniel Blumberg – Lead Vocals, Guitar
  • Max Bloom – Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals (Track 9)
  • Mariko Doi – Bass
  • Jonny Rogoff – Drums
  • Ilana Blumberg – Backing Vocals

Reviews[edit]

Yuck received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 35 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim". Allmusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, saying, "Yuck is an impressively assured debut from such a young band. Their love of shoegaze and loud/quiet '90s guitar rock is unadulterated and it translates into the songs and the sound, making it a pure and easy-to-love album for all those who have ever been fans themselves." Robert Christgau gave it an A-. Consequence of Sound gave it 4.5 stars out of 5, saying "It’s a refreshingly diverse album consisting of a dozen songs as enthralling as those from any of the band’s influences." Pitchfork gave it an 8.1 out of 10. Rolling Stone gave the album a 4 out of 5 also, saying, "Yuck channel their college-rock jones with skill and charm, balancing in-the-red guitar fuzz with melodic sweetness." Critics have also compared their sound to other bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub and Pavement. Stereogum placed the album at number 13 on its list of the "Top 50 Albums of 2011",[20] with Spin placing the album at number 31 on its list of the "50 Best Albums of 2011".[21]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sam Majeske (2011-02-09). "Album Review: Yuck – Yuck « Consequence of Sound". Consequenceofsound.net. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Yuck - Perfect sound forever". BBC.Sound of 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Yuck for Liverpool Sound city". Clash. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "This Week's New Music Releases: 18 April 2011 | News". Nme.Com. 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  5. ^ Praxis Media. "Radio1 Rodos Greece ::: UK Forthcoming Singles ::: Charts, DJ Promos, Dance, Lyrics, Free Mp3 Samples Downloads". Radio1.gr. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Yuck: July Us Tour + Milkshake / Shook Down Single". Yuckband.blogspot.com. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Yuck Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  8. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Yuck - Yuck". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  9. ^ "Music - Review of Yuck - Yuck". BBC. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  10. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Album Review: Yuck - Yuck (Fat Possum/ Pharmacy)". Nme.Com. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  11. ^ "Yuck: Yuck - Music Review". No Ripcord. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  12. ^ Hogan, Marc (2011-02-15). "Yuck: Yuck | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  13. ^ "Generation Bass/Yuck". Social.entertainment.msn.com. 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  14. ^ "Yuck - Yuck (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  15. ^ Michael Hann. "Yuck: Yuck – review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  16. ^ J. Edward Keyes (2011-02-08). "Yuck | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  17. ^ "YUCK INTERVIEW: "A DISTANT DREAM." Exciting new band releasing debut single in March". dummymag.com. 
  18. ^ Yuck - Yuck (Bonus Track Version)
  19. ^ deluxe edition of yuck
  20. ^ "Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2011". Stereogum. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Spin's 50 Best Albums of 2011". Spin. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2012.