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Well before the release of this solid but slender debut, the Brooklyn-based Yeah Yeah Yeahs were the subject of so much international press hype that the White Stripes were probably taking quick, nervous peeks over their shoulders. But while Fever to Tell captures a lot of whats good about the trio--mostly the caterwauling energy of their club shows--it also exposes the bands limitations. Singer Karen O is the undeniable star here, contorting her voice from a primal P.J. Harvey growl to the pre-orgasmic purr of Chrissie Hynde. Nick Zinner chops, slashes, and torpedoes his guitar around, across, and straight at Os voice, while drummer Brian Chase delivers a suitably raw trash-can thump. There are a lot of cool sounds on this 11-song, 37-minuute disc, and enough metallic-KO attitude to make a bare-chested grandpa like Iggy Pop proud. Whats missing is a more varied set of fully fleshed-out songs, the kind it took the White Stripes four albums to write. Hype too early in a career can be terrible burden--ask Liz Phair or, soon enough, the Vines. Better to enjoy Fever to Tell for what it is--an uninhibited blast of garage-rock fury--without swallowing extravagant claims for a potentially great band still under construction. --Keith Moerer
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If there is one word to describe the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, it is "aggresive." The vocals, the drums, and especially the guitars (which are a mix of, again, the first two PJ albums and, believe it or not, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine), made me leave hand imprints on my steering wheel. It makes you want to jettison far into the sea all those stupid bands getting so much radio play these days, or/and so much hype.
The Strokes, and all the Blink 182s and Sum 41s and all of these stupid sound-alike bands should hear the death bell ringing for them with this album.
If I were in any band but this one right now, I would be embarrassed for how lame I was. Seriously. It's that good. (If you like Maps, though, watch out. It's a great song, too, but it's like feeling good brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush when the rest of the album is cutting down forests with the world's angriest chainsaw.)
Check out this album-- it's really cool, and girls like Karen O make me really proud to be a female rock musician!!
Most recent customer reviews
The hype behind the Yeah, Yeah Yeah!'s first ep was amazing. The post punk revolution was upon us and we were ready! Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2005 by brooke
Well, this CD is well worth your money! It is very different and fresh. The guitar is very edgey and the drums are excellent! I highly recommend it and please do pick it up.Published on July 16 2004
I bought this cd because i heard maps ( like every1) I didn't really like maps much but the cd was very cheap. Read morePublished on July 11 2004
The Yeah Yeah Yeah's suceeded in creating a furious rock album. I find some of the songs to be a bit "loud." But for the most part the album rocks. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by W. Mixer
I was looking for some CDs. And I came upon this one. I heard their song maps, and I liked it. When I finnaly bought it and startes listening to it, I was dissapointed. Read morePublished on July 7 2004
"Fever to Tell" is a production wonder. Each sound is adjusted to perfection to give the impression of a barebones recording when actually a closer listen reveals the... Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by David
Plain and simple, this CD is AWESOME!!! Sounding something like the illegitimate love child of Siouxsie Sioux and Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, this chick has the chops! Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by R. G. Hall
It's like listening to a female Iggy Pop from hell (lol fstd)...or at least Hell's Kitchen.
karen O's wild, nuts, hot-looking, and her Iggy Pop(maybe even Ziggy Stardust)like... Read more
I really don't see the similarites between the YYYs and White Strips, except for the low band member count (YYY-3, WS-2). The YYYs are great and in my mind refreshing. Read morePublished on June 22 2004