Much has been made of this group’s affection for 90s alt-rock bands. The comparisons are fair, to be sure. Indeed, Yuck’s music is in many ways a trip back in time. An amalgam of of various alt-rock pioneers like Dinosaur Jr., My Bloody Valentine, Pixies, and even Pavement. But simply labeling these guys retreads would be wrong. Sure originality is good, but a lack of such doesn’t mean the music isn’t good. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Catchy melodies, some fuzzy guitars, and a generally free-spirited, all-embracing feel that permeates the whole album makes Yuck easily one of my favorites of 2011.
Select Cuts: Get Away, Georgia