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Yeah yeah yeahs, Fever To Tell

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Yeah yeah yeahs, Fever To Tell

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1133009

Disk length: 36m 31s (11 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2003

Label: Unknown

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“Fever To Tell” Tracks & Durations

1. Rich 3:35
2. Date with the night 2:35
3. Man 1:49
4. Tick 1:48
5. Black tongue 2:57
6. Pin 1:59
7. Cold light 2:13
8. No no no 5:11
9. Maps 2:54
10. Y control 4:00
11. Modern romance 7:24

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Review

Well before the release of this solid but slender debut, the Brooklyn-based Yeah Yeah Yeahs were the subject of so much international press hype that the White Stripes were probably taking quick, nervous peeks over their shoulders. But while Fever to Tell captures a lot of what's good about the trio--mostly the caterwauling energy of their club shows--it also exposes the band's limitations. Singer Karen O is the undeniable star here, contorting her voice from a primal P.J. Harvey growl to the pre-orgasmic purr of Chrissie Hynde. Nick Zinner chops, slashes, and torpedoes his guitar around, across, and straight at O's voice, while drummer Brian Chase delivers a suitably raw trash-can thump. There are a lot of cool sounds on this 11-song, 37-minuute disc, and enough metallic-KO attitude to make a bare-chested grandpa like Iggy Pop proud. What's missing is a more varied set of fully fleshed-out songs, the kind it took the White Stripes four albums to write. Hype too early in a career can be terrible burden--ask Liz Phair or, soon enough, the Vines. Better to enjoy Fever to Tell for what it is--an uninhibited blast of garage-rock fury--without swallowing extravagant claims for a potentially great band still under construction. --Keith Moerer