Fever To Tell (studio album) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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Karen O is definitely the best thing about this, but also sometimes the worst.
Favorite Tracks:Black Tongue
Favoritas: Maps Rich, Pin, No No No, Y Control, Date With The Night
Fever to tell, is one of the most exciting rock'n'roll debuts ever. Karen O fronts an exciting trio full of grit and attitude. All this wouldn't matter if the songs were no good but fortunately every one is a killer. Date with the night, man, and, tick, are just three of the best cuts here. A great debut, up there with, marquee moon, appetite for destruction, and, never mind the bollocks. Great stuff.
I like to see this as sort of a concept album.
Whether that was the band's intention or not is irrelevant.
I view the first 8 tracks as a look at this super high energy punk that says what she wants, does what she wants, and hates the establishment. In fact if those first 8 were the only ones on the album I don't think I would ever this to any of it again.
The last three tracks recognizes this deep seated sensitivity lying within the character we follow. However, there is some sort of this irony within this character we follow.
The same character that mockingly says "I'M RICH BITCH" and "BOY YOU'RE JUST A STUPID BITCH, AND GIRL YOU'RE JUST A NO GOOD DICK!!!" has this really soft side where she says she isn't like everyone else, she won't change and her lover should know that.
An intriguing thing is Maps is the only song on this album that really embraces this vulnerability (besides the hidden track, but I think the fact that the track was hidden would imply it's a less vulnerable song) because the last 2 track are probably the most nihilistic in terms of love.
Y control starts off saying she's just a "poor little baby" for believing that she could be open about her love, and addressing her lover that she wishes she could buy the part of her she left with him.
Modern Romance is a song about having no hope for love, which is somewhere we've all been. The first lyric "Don't hold on" is so impactful and describes the entire song perfectly.
Then there is the hidden track "Poor song" which is about how she's bringing back the irony by saying things like "I'm ain't scared of loving you" when a pre schooler can tell that that isn't true. It was a perfect hidden track, because it actually had a reason to be hidden
Now let's look at the first 8 tracks more critically. I like them but I'm very frustrated that these were the songs they chose to use for their opening statement because their first EP had much better songs (Bang, Mystery Girl, Art Star) on it that could have easily replaced the weaker songs on this album (Rich, tick, No No No). Karen was sort of a cop out with her lyrics too because she always said she's not a good lyricist, but that's just a lie because on that EP and the last couple tracks on this album had amazing lyrics.
This album is still fantastic, I just know it could've been a perfect album if it wanted to be.
Everything HazeyTwilight said is so right. The first 8 songs sound like they would fit perfectly in the soundtrack for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and then the last three songs are a really chill conclusion.
Not so good, but has good songs. Decent album, maybe I need to listen to it more. I honestly prefer It's Blitz, even though a sightly little more.
Hmm...hard to criticize...at times at the start of the record it can sound a little juvenile, but i can sort of get past that because the song's still sound pretty good, but then the album takes a emotive turns when Maps comes on in the tracklisting and i feel like that's actually where the Yeah Yeah Yeah's hit the hardest. Don't Know what to think 7.5 or an 8 somewhere in between there i guess..pretty good debut album.
with the consensus here - as an album, pretty good, but I care more about the standout tracks, and of course Maps.
Feels like a day in a city ruled by teenaged graffiti artists. It's guitars are wild, the drums are spontaneous in the beginning and Karen O likes the fact that you're breaking the rules and the cops are chasing you. She's like that laid-back, cool girl who joins the gangs who ride motorcycles and teases you. That is when you hit on the last three songs and it's suddenly night time and your friends don't have that much energy to carry on with their hooligan activities and decide they want to sleep in one of your mate's apartment building and that's where the story ends. Those three sentimental tracks are the best part of the album, the tracks preceding them are a lot of fun to.
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