Fever To Tell (studio album) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Fever To Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 665th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 579 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2003 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (110th)
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65/100
From 01/18/2021 18:51
Karen O is definitely the best thing about this, but also sometimes the worst.
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From 07/19/2019 20:29
Favorite Tracks:Black Tongue
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From 07/11/2016 05:13
Favoritas: Maps Rich, Pin, No No No, Y Control, Date With The Night
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From 06/01/2016 11:06
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.
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90/100
From 05/22/2016 17:27
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.

BUT

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.
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From 04/28/2016 01:27
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.
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65/100
From 12/03/2015 03:02
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.
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75/100
From 09/12/2015 02:23
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.
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From 01/13/2015 12:25
with the consensus here - as an album, pretty good, but I care more about the standout tracks, and of course Maps.
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From 03/29/2014 12:47
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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