15 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

What’s led Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O to release these lo-fi bedroom tunes from 2006-07 in 2014? Perhaps it’s the success of “The Moon Song,” her Oscar-nominated track from the Spike Jonze film Her, or maybe with enough time and distance she feels more confident letting the world hear her coo so nakedly. Tape hiss or a white noise generator appears to accompany her on the double-tracked “Comes the Night.” These sketches of intimacy (15 songs in 25 minutes) have a pleasurably unfinished feel. You’re forgiven if you find yourself wishing “NYC Baby” and “Other Side” went on longer, but it’s the entire point of this project. Karen O says she made it at age 27, when she was feeling like she’d never find true love, just an endless string of hard crushes.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

What’s led Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O to release these lo-fi bedroom tunes from 2006-07 in 2014? Perhaps it’s the success of “The Moon Song,” her Oscar-nominated track from the Spike Jonze film Her, or maybe with enough time and distance she feels more confident letting the world hear her coo so nakedly. Tape hiss or a white noise generator appears to accompany her on the double-tracked “Comes the Night.” These sketches of intimacy (15 songs in 25 minutes) have a pleasurably unfinished feel. You’re forgiven if you find yourself wishing “NYC Baby” and “Other Side” went on longer, but it’s the entire point of this project. Karen O says she made it at age 27, when she was feeling like she’d never find true love, just an endless string of hard crushes.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

smarter thanyou ,

Minutemen-Guided by Voices...

just 2 of the bands who often kept the songs short…she’s in good company.

i.kno.best ,

Remember, these are all demos*

When Karen O said she would be putting out this album I was stoked. Upon hearing more about it she said something along the lines of these being demos she recorded and never released (hence their length). I read this a long time ago (and if you go online or on the Yeah Yeah Yeah's website, she explains further into what these songs mean to her). This album is sure to be not only amazing but also raw, give it another shot and be open minded when listening to not only the single but the entire album.

Btvs0210 ,

SHORTEST ALBUM EVER?

Why are just about all the songs under 2 minutes!??? That’s basically just a ton of interludes or skits! The price needs to drop from $7.99 to $2.99

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