Yuck
Yuck - Yuck
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Rank: #200 / 891
User Score
Based on 85 ratings
February 15, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Consequence of Sound

What elevates Yuck above the typical nostalgic, lo-fi noise revivalist is how the band defies predictability by shifting styles and directions between, and even within, songs.

90
Slant Magazine

It so effectively hits you warm in the gut with distortion and stick-to-your-ribs melodies that you won't just wish you were 20 again; you'll realize there's no subscribed age qualification for that wonderful feeling you get while listening to this record. 

89
Paste
It's the seamless simplicity in which the record flows that defines this masterful debut.
82
Beats Per Minute
Yes, it's clearly obvious what Yuck's main influences are; they're placed very firmly on the band's sleeve. But with sounds that tie the band to modern indie as much as alt-rock, Yuck have crafted something incredibly refreshing, and more importantly, good.
81
Pitchfork

Yuck distinguish themselves by knowing their way around around a catchy, emotionally evocative song.

80
musicOMH

Theirs is an easily digestible, less angst-ridden take on grunge, with a fizzing, infectious youthfulness to it.

80
PopMatters

The album is really something that’s greater than the sum of its parts, thanks to the band’s instincts and intuition.

80
AllMusic
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.
80
NME
To bypass Yuck would be imbecilic simply because their debut contains some of the most effortlessly hard-hitting, heart-hitting pop of 2011.
80
Rolling Stone
Yuck channel their college-rock jones with skill and charm, balancing in-the-red guitar fuzz with melodic sweetness
75
A.V. Club
Yuck's self-titled debut is a well-timed early-'90s period piece through and through.
70
Tiny Mix Tapes
None of these songs is an inferior version of other songs on the album; each dangles from its own distinct nostalgic thread.
70
No Ripcord

Yuck’s debut will remind you of a time when the mainstream reinterpreted Kurt Cobain’s wardrobe as a way to market rebellion to teens, and it will mostly be enjoyed as a well-enacted 90s homage.

70
Sputnikmusic
They're not really revolutionary because there's nothing that ambitious in them. Rather they're content being a light Dinosaur Jr., making pleasant, noisy indie rock with tambourines and static that's more an aural treat than a mental stimulant.
70
The Fly
Genuinely not one clanger. Impressive stuff
70
DIY

Yuck are at the moment entirely unable to shake off their influences would present a problem if their songs weren't so damn enjoyable.

70
Under The Radar
Yuck have managed to craft a surprisingly accomplished album for a band that's only a little more than a year old
70
Clash

‘Yuck’ is a satisfyingly catchy re-enactment of what would happen if J.Mascis, Kim Gordon and James Iha had formed an early Pavement tribute band.

62
Coke Machine Glow

Listening to Yuck is kind of like having a conversation with someone who agrees with everything you say. Pleasant at first, it eventually and quickly feels useless.

40
Drowned in Sound

Ultimately, Yuck is the work of a band in its infancy; too engrossed in worshipping musical deities to lay down its own ideas.

May 17, 2014
SiberianBreaks
64
I'm not really seeing what's so special about this album. Yuck doesn't really stand out to me as a unique band. There are some great tracks here, but there isn't much lasting appeal to me.

Favourite tracks: Rubber, Get Away, Shook Down
Jan 24, 2015
jpcamarinha
NR
An album that would benefit A LOT if it was shorter