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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Lists: Five Yuck songs and the indie rock classics they sound like

It’s fun to play spot-that-influence with Yuck. (Photo by Jon Bergman)
One of the early locks for my year-end top 10 albums list is the self-titled debut by Yuck, on which a bunch of British kids in their early 20s play throwback indie rock as if they just discovered Superchunk, Sonic Youth, etc. Which is pretty much how the story goes. They really nail that late ‘80s/early ‘90s sound — often to the point where you can hear the specific songs that serve as inspiration for specific songs on “Yuck.”

I don’t view this as a negative, at all. In a way, it makes it even more fun to listen to. With the band playing at the Black Cat tonight, here are five Yuck songs and the their dopplegangers from college radio days of yesteryear.

Yuck - “Georgia” sounds like...

Yo La Tengo - “Sugarcube”

Yuck - “Operation” sounds like...

Sonic Youth - “Teenage Riot”

Yuck - “Rubber” sounds like...

Pavement - “Fillmore Jive”

Yuck - “Holing Out” sounds like...

Sueprchunk - “Package Thief”

Yuck - “Get Away” sounds like...

Buffalo Tom - “Sunflower Suit”

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