Compiling a year-end Top 10 list means making plenty of painful nips, tucks, and tweaks. So, through the end of 2006, we present “Stuck At Eleven,” a daily look at the songs that came thisclose to making our year-end lists’ final cut.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ second album came and went, it seemed, absent the fanfare of their previous albums, which is a shame, because it’s actually a pretty solid rock record; sure, it didn’t have the beer-over-the-head brio of its predecessor, but hey, we’re older, too, and those sorts of antics just seem a bit adolescent to us now. The sun-baked “Way Out” was Bones‘ most-replayed track in our iTunes–its gritty stomp and cascading guitars made it sound as if it had come straight out of a late-night college radio show from 1992.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Way Out [MP3, link expired]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs [MySpace]