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Fever To Tell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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After several crude EPs that presented this skeletal NYC garage rock trio in their natural environs, the group opted for a major label and a noticeable leap in production values for their debut full length. At 37 minutes, Fever to Tell is high on economy: concise and powerful, with nary a wasted note, less garage than Wire-influenced post-punk art rock. The added fidelity opens up the sonic space, making silence a powerful ally in the war of noise. Singer Karen O is the obvious star, tweaking and twisting her tremulous shriek into aggressive and seductive poses at will, pausing for effect and destroying the conventions of the pretty, female lead singer. She controls the soundstage. “Rich” awaits her punctuation. “Maps” lopes in her sullen shadow. “Tick” bounces off her spastic interjections. Guitarist Nick Zinner carefully sculpts his shots to match – using his instrument as gentle watercolor, rather than as a bludgeoning instrument. Set this to the racing, staggering rhythms of their drummer Brian Chase and you’ve got one of the freshest approaches to what on the surface seems to be a minimalist’s proposition.

Customer Reviews

"The coolest and cleverest record of 2003"

From the opening riff of "Rich", "Fever to Tell" seizes the attention. Angular guitars, no bass, and disco/techno beats provide the perfect counterpoint to the unique vocals of the iconic Karen O, the modern Siouxsie Sioux, as she yelps, croons, snarls. The album offers up an eclectic mix, from the frenetic garage-rock of single "Date with the Night" to the rollicking "Black Tongue". The standout tracks are the intoxicating "Pin", the anthemic "Y Control" and of course the sublimely bittersweet "Maps". A supremely self-assured and striking debut LP.

makes my day

'y control' and 'maps' are 2 of the most brooding generation inspiring tracks ive ever heard this album changes everything and with Karen O at the helm her vocals brings you kicking and screaming into the world of the yeah yeah yeahs

Such A Good Album, Better Than Show Your Bones

Really Good Album! Best Songs Are Rich,Date With The Night,Pin,Maps,Y Control. Seen Them Live As Well A*

Biography

Formed: 2000 in New York, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Discovered in the wake of the Strokes' popularity and the subsequent garage rock revival, New York's art punk trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are comprised of singer Karen O, guitarist Nicolas Zinner, and drummer Brian Chase. O met Chase at Ohio's Oberlin College and met Zinner through friends after she transferred to NYU. Zinner and O formed the band in 2000; originally, they were a folky duo called Unitard, but they went electric...
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