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To cut a short story even shorter, Yeah Yeah Yeahs formed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when Karen O (vocals) and Nick Zinner (guitar) stumbled upon one another in a New York bar. They wrote some pretty acoustic folk songs together before the lightening bolt realization struck that they could, conceivably, be the best rock-n-roll, art-punk, disco-sleaze whatever-you-wanna-call-it band in the ... Read more in Amazon's Yeah Yeah Yeahs Store

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  • Audio CD (28 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Extra tracks
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B00008ZHSG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,383 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rich
2. Date With The Night
3. Man
4. Tick
5. Black Tongue
6. Pin
7. Cold Light
8. No No No
9. Maps
10. Y Control
11. Modern Romance
12. Yeah! New York (UK Bonus Track)
13. Date With The Night (Video)

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut album, Fever to Tell, has been released amidst a flurry of hype borne aloft by a punishing touring schedule, blistering live shows and a superb five-track EP. It also helps that singer Karen O is the most charismatic frontwoman since Deborah Harry or Kim Deal--stylish, confident, assertive and almost supernaturally cool. Not since fellow New Yorkers the Strokes debuted had expectations been so high for a new band, so it was perhaps inevitable that Fever to Tell would be bit of a disappointment.

But a disappointing debut is not necessarily a bad album. Fever to Tell is an energetic burst of indie noise rock (with guitar producer extraordinaire Alan Moulder at the dials, how could it be anything but?). Karen O pants, warbles and yelps her lyrics with unbridled enthusiasm and an in-your-face sexuality over guitarist Nick Zinner's Jon Spencer-inspired riffs and drummer Brian Chase's pounding backbeat (in contemporary artsy-garage-rock style, they've opted for no bass player). This simple line-up gives everything a raw, primal edge, reminiscent of their live shows (especially on the lolloping "Cold Light" and the frenzied single "Date with the Night"). It's just a shame that none of the tracks here are quite as good as those on their EP (none of which, bafflingly, are here). So, rather than having a sampling of catchy rock anthems (no "Miles Away", no "Our Time", no "Mystery Girl"), Fever to Tell is pretty much solid album tracks from start to finish. Granted, that's no bad thing (how many contemporary albums can really be listened to all the way from beginning to end?), but it does feel like unrealised potential. Fever to Tell is a good first album; hopefully, the second will be a great one. --Robert Burrow

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By O. Frawley on 24 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have never in my life gone from disliking a band to absolutely adoring them until I heard this breathtaking debut from the New York trio. I must admit that on first hearing Fever To Tell I was completely unimpressed but it was not till many months later when I revisited the album and took the time to actually *listen* to it that I realised what an awe-inspiring debut it is.
Tracks like Pin and Rich overflow with originality while Date With The Night and Man are the ultimate tracks to get you dancing like a lunatic. The YYY's then rather daringly slow down the pace for Maps and Modern Romance, and in doing so have created two of the most beautiful rock ballads in recent years.
Karen O proves herself to be a shining female rockstar for this generation with the ability to go from hyperactive kitten to heart broken angel, while guitarist Nick Zinner makes a very powerful sound for such a little guy. I strongly recomend this album to anyone who appreciates raw talent as these New Yorkers have enough of it to become one of the best bands of the last five years. Buy this album and give it a good hard listen, you won't regret it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By swanagebay on 26 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
3 is the magic number, there is no doubt about it. I have waited with baited breath for this album and from start to finish it doesn't disapoint. After hearing the single Date With The Night i thought Quality! the world needs a band like this.
But then i heard the album and i have to say DWTN is probably the worst track here. Pin is the best 2 minutes of incredible raw punky sleazy trashy sexy song iv'e heard in ages and theres not one bad song on this album. YYYs leave off all previous LP tracks, which is great because it shows there moving further and further towards the gates of hell. Karen O & Co actually slow down and get a bit reflective near the finish line but it never gets crap. Lets just say if Barry White held the record for most people getting deep down & dirty to his songs, this band will surely blow that record to pieces. Go Buy Now.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By James Kay on 25 Jan 2005
Format: Audio CD
Heralded as the 'next big thing' to come out of New York since The Strokes, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's faced a weight of expectation that was always going to be difficult to live up to. And while it is true that Fever To Tell hasn't had the impact of Is This It?, it still stands out as one of the finest rock records of the last few years.
Sounding like one long adrenalin rush, the sheer inexhaustible injection of energy into every song immediately stands them apart from their contemporaries. In most part, this is down to front-woman Karen O, whose wild enthusiasm and unquenchable thirst to perform makes one wonder if she had been locked up in a cage for several months before being released into the studio in a fit of ecstasy. Barely a minute goes by where she isn't screeching into the microphone, accompanied by the occasional orgasmic yelp, or, as in the case of Black Tongue, the spewing of vent-up scorn. In short, she is charismatic, she is cool and she is the obvious successor to Debbie Harry's mantle.
But the appeal of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's goes further than that. At its finest, the guitar work is both raw and refined, accomplished yet edgy, but most of all it exudes a confidence to match the energy. When all these elements come together in the album's stronger moments, particularly on tracks like Y Control and the wonderful Maps, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's appear in a league of their own. Of course, there is still room for improvement. Some of the weaker tracks, most notably Tick, err on the side of self indulgence and there is the surprising omission of songs like Our Time from their highly acclaimed EP single. Nevertheless, Fever To Tell has more strengths than faults, and picks up the baton left by Is This It? in the NY indie-rock canon.
Album rating: 7/10
Highlights: Maps, Y Control, Rich
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 April 2003
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If you have ever seen Karen O you will by now be aware that whilst not being the most stunning of creatures, you cannot help but be interested in every move she makes. And it is very much the same for the New York trio's debut LP, "Fever to Tel". Whilst "Is This It" or even "Highly Evolved" both gained much respect for being albums soaked in tuneful melodies and exciting vocals, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have opted to go for the simply exciting. Irritatingly this often leads to a mis mash of tunes such as Tick and the quite bizarre No No No. But anybody willing to see past its faults will see an album with some incredible ability. Yes vocalist Karen 0 can be somewhat grating and no there is no obvious single past the awesome Date With the Night, but this is an album that is different. Not quite the grab and shake you delight of "Elephant", but if you like style, there is nothing better. If you want to break yourself in slowly, head towards the first Yeah Yeah Yeahs self-titled EP, (commonly referred to as the "Master EP".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD
As a jaded 30 something, it is a very pleasant surprise to discover that the latest NY band are, unlike certain others one could mention, worth every ounce of hype they've received.
The majority of the album rocks like nothing since the Pixies. The half-snarling, half-pouting singer, the barrage of sound that the guitarist manages to create (the Devil alone knows how), the drummer maintaining such a taut rhytmn without the add of a bassist.
Then they astonish further with the instant classic Breeders-esque alt-power ballad "Maps" (the song Elastica never quite succeeded in making), and "Modern Romance", where the singer suddenly morphs into Nico...
Basically, the best rock album so far this millennium, that's all
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