In earlythe band decided to scrap all of the songs they had written for the record so far and re-invent their style. The pressure is to re-invent ourselves. We don't know how we're going to do it yet but I think it's in our best interests to try and explore other directions.
I was disappointed by a lot of band's second records recently over the past year or two because it sounded like B-sides from the first record. In an interview with Blender magazine, the band said during the writing and recording that they had almost broken up, calling that time one of their "darkest" moments. In Decemberproducer Squeak E. Clean told MTV News Fancy - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones the band's second album would be a Things You Make Me Do - Ashanti - The Declaration album about lead singer Karen O 's cat, to be titled Coco Beware  but this turned out to be untrue.
Spin described the sound on the album as a "more melodic" alternative rock, recalling PixiesBelly and Siouxsie Sioux. Show Your Bones received generally positive reviews from music critics.
At Metacriticwhich assigns a weighted mean rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 79, based on 35 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Most reviews were positive: E! Far from it. Music UK gave it a score of seven stars out of ten and called it "flawed, but applause for adding vulnerability to [the band's] game plan, at the very least.
Other reviews are very average or mixed: Blender gave the album a score of three stars out of five and said of the band: "They're after something different here--it's just not as good as what they've left behind. Here now instead is simple melody, nasal singing, and familiar songs, which begs the question[sic]: Y Control? Rolling Stone magazine named it the forty-fourth best album ofwhile Spin magazine ranked it number thirty-one on their list of the forty best albums of Show Your Bones debuted at number eleven on the Memory (Klaas Climax Mix) - Fragma - Memory Billboard with 56, copies sold in its first week.
All tracks are written by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Show Your Bones. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Indie rock alternative rock garage punk. Dress Up Interscope. Squeak E. Clean — engineering, handclap chorus, production Chris Coady — engineering, handclap chorus Jamie Daughters — photography Brooke Gillespie — handclap chorus, studio assistant Julian Gross — art direction, cover Alan "Ringo" Labiner — assistant engineering, handclap chorus Roger Lian — sequencing Marshmellow — concept Money Mark — keyboards tracks 3, 4 Alan Moulder — mixing Peter Najera — assistant engineering Chris Rakestraw — assistant engineering Fancy - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones Savours — assistant engineering David Andrew Sitek — additional production all tracks ; MPC sampler track 10 Howie Weinberg — Max Linen - Paradiso Del Mundo. Dress Up Fiction Polydor.
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