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Fever To Tell [Explicit Lyrics]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
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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 what’s good about the trio--mostly the caterwauling energy of their club shows--it also exposes the band’s 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 O’s 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. What’s 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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5.0 out of 5 stars O Yeah. June 10 2004
By Andrew
Format:Audio CD
This album should be everything I hate. It's simple, poppy and kind of annoying. BUT, with new yorks super woman fronting the band, 2 mediocore looking boys that can barely play their instruments, making hash riffs that really are the best that they could be, whats not to love? Karen O sounds like she's going through multiple drunken orgasms while singing such masterpieces as "maps". While the rest of the band plays snappy, poppy guitar riffs that only compliments the whole show. This album is really the best album out there for anyone looking for something new, fun, loud, different, trendy and damn good. Oh yeah... Karen O is hot. Like a Fever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing Nov. 26 2005
By brooke
Format:Audio CD
The hype behind the Yeah, Yeah Yeah!'s first ep was amazing. The post punk revolution was upon us and we were ready! There full length album "Fever to Tell" barely hints at the anticipation for us to listen. No disappointments here. Unless
you happen to hate everything. Buy it. You will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD... July 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just amazing July 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Finally a band has listened to the first two PJ Harvey albums and learned something! (Oddly, I bought this the same day I bought the new PJ album, which is so dull I wanted to throw it out a window.)
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.)
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3.0 out of 5 stars what I call "sloppy rock" July 12 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this cd because i heard maps ( like every1) I didn't really like maps much but the cd was very cheap. This cd is like a puzzle missing pieces, karen O likes to make wierd noises, she screams a lot. The cd is not that bad, I like the end of the album because my favorite songs, y control and modern romance are there and also because i know the album is ending pretty soon. If you like to experimenting then get thgis cd but is you have a favorite band and you are missing from that collection, you should but that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is sweet July 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
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. Karen O has a throaty mid-west sound that's unlike other leads in her genre. What I really like about the cd most is the quick laced guitar chords that fill each song with a blast of Americana rock... the kind of jousty rhythm often found in the old school board music used in movies like Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. This album happily fills a gap in my music collection. Try Black Tongue (Track #5).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Get the fever! July 8 2004
By Andrit
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit, when I first purchased this album I didn't care for it much. I put it away for a while and then one day decided to take it back out for another listen. The more I listened to Fever To Tell, the more I liked it. It's a very unique album and can't really be compared to anything else-- "Rich" is an excellent opening track, and probably my favorite on this CD. The way Nick Zinner plays the guitar is really interesting--lots of delay and 5th chords, different tunings, etc. Their sound is rich and full without a bass player because Nick really fills things out with deep and heavy tones. The drums are awesome--most of the time a thumping rock'n'roll beat, sometimes even jazzy--Brian's drumming really helps fill out the guitar. And now, for the vocals: WILD! If you think Jimmy Page and Jack White are wild vocalists, Karen O is their female counterpart. She has the most rockin' voice- she goes into raspy, high-pitched rants in some songs... then, in "Maps", "Modern Romance" and the bonus track at the end, you hear her softer side, but her voice is still no less rock-- it's beautiful in it's uniqueness.
Check out this album-- it's really cool, and girls like Karen O make me really proud to be a female rock musician!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars dissapointing July 7 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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. All of the songs seemed to be exactly the same, and from song number 1 to song number 7.I thought it was stilll the same song! They are so incredible alike.. all of the songs have screaming, yelling, chriping, smashing and even orgasm that It's just annoying mess. I still like yeah yeah yeahs a lot, i was just diaapoindent by this particular album of theirs. Hope they do better next time...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Solid Production but Inconsistent Songs
"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 more
Published on July 6 2004 by David
5.0 out of 5 stars All I can say is....WOW!!!
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 more
Published on July 6 2004 by R. G. Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Karen O (R)(Sh)ocks The World With Retro-Pre-Punk Album!!
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
Published on July 2 2004 by Robert C. Montague II
5.0 out of 5 stars They will be around for a while...
...thanks to an oustanding debut album that has turned out to be one of the best that I have purchased this year. Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by J. A Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Ya, Ya, Ya!
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 more
Published on June 23 2004 by "blacktatsu"
3.0 out of 5 stars this rocks!
if your getting this cd just for the song "maps" and hoping the rest of the cd sounds the same,you might want to think twice.if you like pj harvey you might like this. Read more
Published on June 18 2004 by daniel
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