Dont get me wrong the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are great. I loved the first EP and thought Fever To Tell was cool, if not quite as good, and I was totally gutted to have missed their show in Brixton this year. Everyone says the YYY's come into their own live and I thought buying this DVD would be the next best thing, however there just seems to be something missing. Karen O, who looks like a Toni and Guy poster but is still the coolest woman ever, struts squeels and sings her heart out in her own inimitable style. Nick Zinners guitar playing is superb and the guy who plays drums does his thing, but for some reason it just left me cold. Aside from the omission of 'Bang!' and 'Pin' (surely 2 of their best songs) the setlist is fine too, but I just didnt get it, the DVD just didnt capture my imagination for some reason. The Videos are a welcome addition and the fan documentary is ok, if not something you'll want to see more than once, but I wanted to see more stuff about them, more backstage stuff or interviews or whatever. All you really get is Karen and Nick speaking to some Japanese people and talking about the time she fell over a speaker, which again is cool, but I wanted more of an insight into the world of the YYY's.
This DVD isnt bad by any means, but I didnt fall in love with it like I expected. YYY's fans will love the videos and new songs but something about the fillmore show left me unmoved. Maybe you just had to be there.