Yuck Yuck

Yuck Yuck
Yuck's self-titled debut was a refreshing blast of fuzzed-out '90s slacker rock. But like Teenage Fanclub, to whom the London, UK quartet are often compared, it was their songs that helped the record rack up year-end list accolades. So while tacking on a second disc of B-sides is a crass move, the extra tracks are a welcome companion to an album many of us have had on repeat all year. The extra songs won't do away with the constant comparisons to squelch-y '90s groups, with "Georgia" B-side "The Base of a Dream is Empty" the closest they've come to reproducing My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. None of the six tracks best the material on the album proper, but they come a very close second with "Doctor's in my Bed," the clear standout. Cleaning house this early in a band's career looks a bit overzealous, but when the material is this strong, we'll take it. (Fat Possum)