Album Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Cool It Down'


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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back after a nine year absence from dropping records. We're glad to say we're happy they're back. Cool It Down may only clock in at eight tracks, but the band makes the most of their time on the album. They have big, bold rallying cries such as their single "Spitting Off the Edge of the World", "Wolf", and "Burning". These tracks are jams that will make you want to be on the dance floor. Karen O and Co. also get intimate with songs like "Mars" where you feel like you're one-on-one with the band.


The biggest judgment from us on Cool It Down is we wish there was more! Though, we're living in a time where releases get shorter, so it's understandable that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have gone with eight tracks here. What makes what they accomplished even more impressive is they were only able to be in a studio together for four days on this album. Perhaps one day, we'll get an expanded edition with anything that was left on the cutting room floor. What's clear to say is that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back and the indie world should pay attention.


Rating - 5/5

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