Yuck (album)

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Yuck
Yuck Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Yuck
Released 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15)
Recorded Summer 2010 (London)
Genre Indie rock,[1][2][3] noise rock, shoegazing
Length 49:02
Label Fat Possum, Mercury
Producer Yuck
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]

Yuck is the eponymous debut studio album by English indie rock[2][3] band Yuck. The album was released on 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]

Daniel Blumberg and Max Bloom left their previous group Cajun Dance Party in 2008. They formed Yuck in 2009 in London, England. The pair released two singles on vinyl only ("Rubber" and "Georgia") in early 2010 and recruited Jonny Rogoff on drums and Mariko Doi on bass (who had just recently left the group Levelload) shortly after. The group began recording its debut studio album in the summer of the same year in London in Max Bloom's parents' house.[7][8]

Yuck released its debut single "Holing Out" 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

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[11]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[12]
The A.V. Club B[13]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[14]
The Independent 4/5 stars[15]
MSN Music A−[16]
NME 8/10[17]
Pitchfork Media 8.1/10[18]
Q 4/5 stars[19]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[20]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[21]

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".[11] Tim Sendra of AllMusic called it "an impressively assured debut from such a young band" and wrote that the band's" 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."[12] Sam Majeske of Consequence of Sound described it as "a refreshingly diverse album consisting of a dozen songs as enthralling as those from any of the band’s influences."[1] J. Edward Keyes of Rolling Stone's wrote, "Yuck channel their college-rock jones with skill and charm, balancing in-the-red guitar fuzz with melodic sweetness."[20] Critics have also compared their sound to other bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and Pavement. Stereogum placed the album at number 13 on its list of the "Top 50 Albums of 2011",[22] with Spin placing the album at number 31 on its list of the "50 Best Albums of 2011".[23]

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[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Majeske, Sam (9 February 2011). "Yuck – Yuck". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  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 INTERVIEW: "A DISTANT DREAM." Exciting new band releasing debut single in March". dummymag.com. 
  8. ^ Adams, Gregory (12 January 2016). "Yuck Detail 'Stranger Things' LP, Premiere New Single". Exclaim!. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Yuck - Yuck (Bonus Track Version)
  10. ^ deluxe edition of yuck
  11. ^ a b "Reviews for Yuck by Yuck". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Sendra, Tim. "Yuck – Yuck". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Bevan, David (15 February 2011). "Yuck: Yuck". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  14. ^ Hann, Michael (17 February 2011). "Yuck: Yuck – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  15. ^ Gill, Andy (17 February 2011). "Album: Yuck, Yuck (Fat Possum/Pharmacy)". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  16. ^ Christgau, Robert (5 April 2011). "Generation Bass/Yuck". MSN Music. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  17. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (16 February 2011). "Yuck – 'Yuck'". NME. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  18. ^ Hogan, Marc (15 February 2011). "Yuck: Yuck". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Yuck: Yuck". Q (296): 117. March 2011. 
  20. ^ a b Keyes, J. Edward (8 February 2011). "Yuck". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  21. ^ Toropov, Dave (14 February 2011). "Yuck: Yuck". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2011". Stereogum. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "Spin's 50 Best Albums of 2011". Spin. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2012.