I don't care about the hype at all. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are just a helluva good band. And if you don't believe me, then you should really check out the single to "Maps".
"Maps" is my favorite track off of their 2003 album "Fever to Tell", but I was wondering if it would still sound cool without the rest of the album. The great thing about "Maps" on "Fever to Tell" is that its a breather after eight faster, heavier numbers. Well, it does hold up just as well.
The B-Sides here are also great. "Countdown" and "Miles Away"(prevviously availble on one of their E.P.'s) showcase what the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sound like on a more regualr occasion, with rocking guitars and pulsating beats with Karen O singing---er, screeching---over the whole top.
So, if you are intersted in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, then this is defintley the best place to start. And if you are already a fan, then you should also really enjoy this single.