Fever to Tell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2003 Ratings: #79 / 281
User Score
Based on 245 ratings
2003 Ratings: #46
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April 29, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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"Fever To Tell" is pretty much Yeah Yeah Yeahs at their peak. It's pretty much early 2000's rock summed-up in one package. The instrumentation is great, the production is noisy, the songwriting is great, the hooks and melodies are ear-pulling and Karen O has to be one of the most eccentric female vocalists out there! I can't forget about "Maps" either, such a powerful, perfect tune.

Fav Tracks: Maps, Y Control, Pin, Rich, Man, No No No, Date With The Night, Tick

Least Fav ... read more
You know when you struggle to think of the perfect example to illustrate 'style over substance' - this is what you're reaching for.

Not a terrible listen but something rings awful hollow about it.
Maps is pretty much the greatest song of all time
Just goes to show that 2000s rock is something completely unique, and can never be replicated quite the same. This is a truly outstanding indie rock/punk-ish(?) album that emits both sweet (Maps, Modern Romance) and over-the-top (Tick, Pin, etc.) energy, and everything in between. Karen O's vocals are raw, hyper, and silly (in a good way).

Not that this album has any outright bad songs, but I feel like a few of them are a little dull, especially in comparison to the more explosive ones. The ... read more
It’s not bad, but I can’t say it’s good. It’s just normal -_-
But I liked that by the end of the album the songs become quieter. it gives a break from energetic songs at the beginning.
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Track List

  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
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