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Fever To Tell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

2003

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Fever To Tell

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3.3

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5

Wicked vocals from a talented female singer, high energy sound, loved it. Want to listen again.

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5

A shot of raging hormones.

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The first word that comes to mind when describing this album is "fun." It's all kinds of post-punk, neo-grunge, alt-rock, fem-fronted fun. It's pretty much right up my alley. That said, it does get docked a star because some of the songs have amazingly dumb lyrics while others have amazingly brilliant lyrics. But, overall, it's a super great record.

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This is an album that seems to be magically created. Everything works, and the three of them just have an out of world chemistry. An absolute superb and instant classic from the golden age of indie.

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That's interesting to know this album and nowadays it's absolutely obvious their influence on modern rock songs. However, listening to it today, I can't see so many qualities in these songs. They are nice to listen to, but nothing more.

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The worst type of indie music, all drums and attitude but with very little soul.

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Maps is really the only thing this album has going for it and it's a good song, not a great one. The rest is mostly the worst aspects of indie meets a really toothless brand of punk rock I suppose you could call it. Karen O has a pretty good voice. The other guys are...present. It's a shame the band didn't write more than one decent song for her to sing.

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5

Yeah yeah yeahs, I know Karen O, and two fellas Amazing wall of noise.

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5

Exciting album. Exciting times! Part of the Post Strokes/Hives breaking the indie wall and making music fun again. Big Beat and electronica no longer felt new, Nu Metal was getting old and indie was all Radiohead/Jeff Buckley sound alikes. A frantic call from a friend in New York, sent me to see one off show by them in 2001 at the Annadale Hotel. It was a blistering performance and I was amazed by all the sounds coming out of Nick Zimmer's guitar. Karen O was a front woman extraordinare and had a whole room of people who knew maybe one song if that eating up the worthy hype. So this album captures that night perfectly. The production really captures that energy and style and makes this a perfect debut. Date With Night and Maps couldn't be two more different songs and that extreme is one of the things that still has me loving this album nearly 20 years on

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4

Great early 00's rock album. Rich is a really good punk song. Early album is filled with some good punk music, but they kind of run together a bit. Maps and Y Control are stand outs for sure

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4

Hell yeah yeah yeah. So many bangers.

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Riding on the early wave of New York indie bands with their contemparies the Strokes, Interpol and the Walkmen, the YYYs and this album provide a positive nostalgia kick. The album opens with a bolt of energy, dips slightly in the middle before hitting hard with two indie disco classics (Maps & Y Control).

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I mean, it rocks, and it's tuneful. But it feels rather Pitchfork-y, and maybe not something that will resonate in 20 years. I might listen to again to see if I'm wrong.

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Whoever said this group was “Led Zeppelin with estrogen” (e.g. John Pareles, Nick Kent) was way off. Karen O has nowhere near the range or blues sensitivity of Robert Plant. Nick Zinner can’t touch Jimmy Page. Brian Chase isn’t in the same universe as John Bonham. Having no bass player (Yeah Yeah Yeahs would be a lot better if they had one) there’s no way to compare John Paul Jones. And as a group, they’re too mechanical. YYYs completely lack LZ’s dynamic vitality. So let’s just quietly set aside the Led Zeppelin comparison, intending no offense to politically correct critics desperate to promote a “female rocker” (which is almost an oxymoron, anyway). On its own merits, the album is interesting enough, worth a listen, even if just for the sake of gender diversity. But I myself have heard (indeed played) better ‘garage rock’ and ‘garage punk’ in actual garages. I give it a ‘two’.

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Lead singers voice felt too try-hard and put me off a lot of the songs. Sounded like a continous soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim. Best track: Y Control

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Looking at the album cover, I'm gonna establish a baseline of 2/5 and go from there lol. aaaand it's noisy indie alternative stuff. At least the music matches the manic album art... I guess? Lots of processed vocal theatrics, and everything is buried in the mix underneath the singing and drums. It's like they heard the White Stripes and decided they could do the same, but ignored the good songwriting and instead dialled the oddest, most manic bits up to 11. So the end result is all the annoying loud tendencies of indie rock and nothing else. It has a really bratty lyrical cynicism to it that just seems fucking childish, too. "ha ha here's an angry lyric but it's done with a cutesy girly squeal!" uuugh spare me the beautiful disaster/harley quinn routine, loser. The 2/5 stays.

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Listen to this on the way to a B&E

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5

IM SO HAPPY THAT THIS IS HERE THERE ARE TEARS IN MY EYES RN HUHUHUHU i am sort of validated that i have good taste in music hahhahaha

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5

This album kicks so much ass.

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5

Excellent. Love this album.

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5

Ya conocía este álbum desde hace años (de hecho algunas canciones las tengo entre mis favoritas), y me sorprendió mucho encontrarlo aquí, porque así tuve la oportunidad de escuchar el disco completo de nuevo. Desde el punto de vista musical, me gusta el tema "estridente", como metálico, que le dan a los instrumentos y la voz. Es un sonido "casi" saturado, pero que no es para nada cansado. Otra cosa que me gusta del disco es la combinación de canciones tan frenéticas y alocadas como Date with the Night o Tick, pero también temas serios y tristes como Maps o Poor Song, sin embargo esto no hace que las canciones sean menos energéticas. No sé por qué no había escuchado este disco completo de nuevo desde hace tanto.

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5

Great album

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5

Fantastic album, love it. Fave three track sequence = "Maps" -> "Y Control" -> "Modern Romance".... so good!

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5

Straight outta the East Villy. Surprised I've never listened to this.

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5

Best one yet!

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5

Liked it, should listen again

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5

Y control is a bop.

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5

Maps. They don't love you like I love you.

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5

Incredible from start to finish. The pace is incredible and it just doesn’t let up.

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5

Amazing! Not as big of a fan of their later electro work but this album is right in my wheelhouse

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5

So flippin good

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5

Great and successful debut album of the successful band! So energetic!

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5

Volatile moody unpredictable

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5

Y ni siquiera es su mejor álbum.

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5

Una obra de arte. Canciones cortas en su mayoría, pero que no les falta nada. Simplemente te llena de energía

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Classic from teenage years

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5

A friend of mine years ago made me a mix tape, and on it was the song “Maps” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I loved that song, but never further investigated the group behind it. I’m glad to have the opportunity to rectify that now. FEVER TO TELL is a gritty, passionate carnival of song lead by an incredible snarling, cooing, moaning, screaming vocal performance by Karen O supported mostly by grinding guitars and pounding drums. The opening number “Rich” was exhilarating to me as the album opened, then “Date With The Night” amps things up a few notches with some incredible vocals shouting ‘CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE.’ Then in a 1-2-3 punch Karen O takes it up another notch in “Man.” WOW what a song. She punctuates the song with this sort of falsetto that is incredible. “Tick” follows and seems to just rocket the album forward. The energy is incredible as she ‘tick tick tick tick ticks’ and ‘loo-oo-oo-oo-ooses’ her way through the song. The ‘tick tick ticks’ at the end are incredible. Karen O is constantly surprising to me - witness “Black Tongue’s” ‘uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh-ooooh!’ The lyrics are a lot of fun too, ‘boy you’re just a stupid bitch and girl, you just a no good dick.’ More fun ensues in “Pin” with the crazy ‘bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, dunno, dunno, dunno, dunno’ lyrics. “Cold Light” has such a great opening. A slower song still with all the energy. “No No No” has a great slow-fast thing going on. By the time I get to “Maps” it was so exciting to hear those opening drums again. Funny in the context of the album it is one of the quieter songs thus far. It almost feels like Karen O is holding back on this one. “Y Control” continues along that energy level, then we get “Modern Romance,” a softer almost intimate song, followed by “Poor Song,” a really quiet, almost dirge-like ending to the album that brings the whole thing to a quiet, sudden stop. This was a lot of fun to listen to. I also love looking at the album cover. Absolutely loved it!

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Yeah. Yeah. Yeah! I'd already been listening to some Karen O. recently. This is great. A lot rawer, but I like my music raw.

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Classic album

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5

Great album, always a fun one to revisit.

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5

Unmissable.

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5

So of all the albums/genres i'm discovering and loving for the first time, i've realised most are punk-rock. Raw, dance-indie - this is now downloaded as an instant pick me up on the bleakest of days.

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Un álbum que me sigue emocionando todavía. No sé cuántas veces lo repetí cuando era adolescente. Muy top de inicio a fin. 10/10

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5

Este álbum para mí ejemplifica a la perfección que todo tiempo pasado fue mejor :,)

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5

Wow, this is awesome! I was not expecting that from the cover. There's just so much energy, the screechy guitars, the crazy yelling vocals and lyrics. Favorite tracks are: "Pin", "Date With The Night", "Y Control". Very strong 4/5, maybe even a 5/5.. depends how I'm feeling tomorrow morning.

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Classic. 5/5

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5

Fun album, reminds of high school.

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This album was part of the garage rock revival movement in the late 90s and early 2000s. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs combine fuzzy rock elements with art punk to form an exciting driving music that features the extraordinary vocals of Karen O. A lot of the elements here can be heard in later indie rock music yet it still sounds fresh to me despite being over 20 years old.

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5

Karen O Yeah Yeah Yeah.

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5

An alt classic Stand out tracks - black tounge - maps - Y control - Date with the night

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5

I mean, it's just f-ing cool isn't it. Twenty years old, who would have thought!

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5

At the time I thought Fever to Tell was an astonishingly good debut both in terms of the music but also the style of the band. I enjoyed the following 2 albums, but then hadn't thought of them since. Revisiting their debut many years later and it hasn't lost any of its urgency and cool. Love it.

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Banging. Takes me straight back to that early noughties NY scene.

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4

What a fucking debut. sick riffs with karen's beautiful voice. made me interested to dive into their discography.

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The 90s are alive in 2003. Maps is a classic

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hmmm

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Get you a girl like Karen O, who can do "Tick" and "Maps" on the same album.

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I enjoyed this as well. I really like the bluesy aspect of their music.

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I liked this one a lot more than I expected to at first. It's sort of grunge/garage rock style and the lead vocalist is a woman. The album itself is somewhat short (36 ish minutes) and not at all a bad listen.

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Ich mag die Energie und dass es eine Sängerin ist.

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Every track sounds like it could have been in a Sony Bravio advert. Not familiar with the band, they remind me a bit of The Pretty Reckless.

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mostly mellow rock from the earlier 2000's.. That one song "Maps" I am pretty sure I have heard before.. if I had to guess.. rockband or guitar hero haha

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De todos los que hemos oído hasta ahora, estos son los únicos que he visto en vivo, recuerdo que me aburrieron, pero el disco por sí mismo me gustó mucho. Me imaginaba que iba a ser un tanto repetitivo, porque eso recuerdo del concierto, pero la verdad es que tiene al menos tres muy buenas rolas ('Maps', 'Date With The Night' y 'Y Control') y el resto no es malo. Creo que se distingue de la avalancha de grupos de su época por la voz de mujer y eso les aseguró unos años más de éxito.

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4

Some really good tracks

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Yeah!

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Heard them in rock band back in the day had no idea they were so gritty!

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4

It’s the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Fucking rocks.

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This is a more modern album than I’ve listen to previously. I can respect the punk sound n most of this album is a good listen. Overall not something I would play although I probably have a few of there radio hit songs in my library

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Un garrotazo. Fuerte, simple y a lo que va. La música es simple y poderosa la mayor parte del tiempo, aunque a veces baja de revoluciones, sin perder su esencia punketosa. Los coros mantienen también esta misma directriz. Para balancear viene Maps, hitazo y mi preferida del disco, junto con Y control. Crudo y honesto, se lleva 3.5 estrellas, que suben a 4 porque aunque no me encanten todas las canciones por sí solas, forman 39 minutos coherentes en los que en varias ocasiones te puedes descubrir haciendo headbanging sin darte cuenta. Songs: Maps, Date with the Night, Cold Light

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Very rock punk vibe at the start and leads into a very slow beautiful sound. The slower songs are still a great listen even after almost 20 years.

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4

Not bad a little noisy

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Nice Rock

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4

Really good punk album, although im not super used to listening to punk.

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Good stuff. Maps and Y Control have long been favorites of mine.

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One of the best finds through this has been Yeah Yeah Yeahs albums. Giving an extra star because their albums have both been consistently good stuff

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Sehr schön garagih

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Sooo sooo impressive. "Man" gives the title to the album. The Amazon Music album has 29 songs. Maps (My Angus Please Stay?) is a masterpiece that carries the album.

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Maps is classic rock band and the rest was somewhat entertaining but not great. 7

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4

Pretty groovy but I definitely had to let it grow on me. Maps was good, and I liked Y Control. Couldn't just sit and listen to this but for doing dishes it was good background. 7

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4

Cool album. Super weird to listen to the first half and know that Maps is coming up. strong 8/10

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4

Some good shit.

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Do love the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but their earlier stuff is a bit too frantic for me. Date with the Night and Maps absolute classics of course

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Brilliant pop/rock start to the bank holiday weekend 👌🙌. Definitely gonna revisit.

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4

Bastante guapo, guitarreo y vocales finas

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4

I liked it. Generally this isn't really my style of music, but on this album the intensity and atmosphere just hit the right notes for me.

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With this album the Yeah Yeah Yeahs emerged as major influencers of the new alt rock movement of the mid-2000's. It is easy to see their impact and growth while keeping a unique sound.

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4

Many great songs. Highly energetic.

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Album Song Ranking: No No No (H.M.) Modern Romance (H.M.) Maps Y Control Man Poor Song Cold Light Pin Tick Rich Date With The Night Black Tongue Additional Comments: I personally liked this album. It had lots of flare and different tones. I like how it was very high in energy towards the beginning, bridged towards the middle, and ended on a more calm note towards the end.

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Opening track is such a banger of an introduction. Karen’s vocal effects throws me back to early 2000s teen movies. I found the songs remained interesting all the way through, with a cool ability to shock us with unexpected sections or directions without being messy or chaotic.

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4

How many YYY albums are on this list anyway? This one is a burner but ends flat. Karen O's vocals are sexy and scary.

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4

Nice álbum, a referent of the '00

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4

This one is solid

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I enjoyed this. Reminded me of Scott pilgrim vs the world and the sex babombs. It was rowdy and fun.

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4

I forgot just how good this album is! It has aged really well too. Love that it is simplistic or minimalistic but sounds more complex.

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Really loved the lead singer's range and piercing voice. There were some sick riffs on here too... favs were rich, date with the night, and y control. 4/5

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Und alle so: yeah. Erinnert nicht nur wegen dem overdrive auf dem Mikro (haben das seinerzeit eigentlich ALLE New Yorker Bands so gemacht?) etwas an The Strokes. Rocken aber mehr als die Strokes. Sobald ein Genre-Attribut „-punk“ enthält, schrecke ich ja instinktiv zurück, das hier hat mir allerdings ausgesprochen gut gefallen. Mehr als 3 Sterne, gerade so 4.

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Lekker rammelen en toch ook mooie nummers maken

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4

Hot stuff

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Really good

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4

Consistent and sturdy aggro-fem pop. Rad as hell. The only thing holding this back is that it is too consistent, as it holds a little sameness throughout.

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It’s got some swagger but it loses a lot of steam in the back half. I think it’s a better project as individual songs, but listening as a sum gets a bit to samey. I did quite like it, overall, though. Between a 3 and a 4 here.

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They have the early 2000s alt sound lined up and nailed. Date With The Night is abound with lipstick and neon. Maps is a great tune. Cool album, will need another spin

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The more I listened, the more I liked it. I’ve known about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for a while, but I’ve always kinda kept to the Strokes and Franz Ferdinand for my early 00s rock- and man I’ve been missing out. Not every song on here has the same pacing, but they all have that same manic energy, and it wasn’t till I got to the flip side of the album that I really got into it. Never before has my thought on an album and a band flipped so quickly . I’d say No No No was the track that really got me on board, though Maps and Y Control-how it flows into each other- most excellent. Modern Romance is also amazing. Good job Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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This is a selection which absolutely deserves a place on this list, and I would have put it in my personal canon years and years ago. Still holds up. I hadn't picked up on the basslessness explicitly before, but it helps bring out Karen's vocals, squeezed through something before reaching the ear. For the most part, the songs are energy-fests, burning up as they fade out. The pop inclinations are there, but don't surface completely on this album. That might be for the best: It's a more consistent project even if it has duller aural peaks than some of their other albums. The second half dips in intensity, proving that breadth is eminently possible for the band.

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4

Not bad! Karen O definitely mixed things up in the middle there, with her mixture of singing, moaning and squealing. Won't buy, but might listen some time again

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4

good album, step off being great 3.7

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I guess I was in a different head space when this came out and didn’t seek it out. My loss. This slaps. Love it.

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4

Pfff muchas buenas rolas en un mismo disco. Muy bueno la verdá

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4

Glorious bit of early noughties New York indie rock. Karen O absolutely kills it, and the guitar sounds are very much synonymous of the time.

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YYY

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What a feel this album has. Sexy, sultry a slow burn. Karen Os voice is a thing of beauty and never ceases to captivate. Best songs; Modern Romance, Y Control, Rich and of course the sumptuous Maps. 4 🌟

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Bril

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I knew Rich and Maps going into today but hadn't listened to the whole album before. This isn't really my kind of music and I don't know that I'll want to do the whole thing again but I listened to it a few times today and enjoyed it well enough. The opening of Rich is an excellent start to a record and I love Karen O's snarling, screaming vocals throughout. The lyrics in many of the songs include long stretches of a single word or phrase repeated over and over (rich-rich-rich-rich-rich-rich; choke, choke, choke; tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick; uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh-ooh; bam-bam-bam-bam-bam-bam-bam-bam dunuh-dunuh-dunuh-dunuh). This totally worked for me. The almost gentle Modern Romance is a nice change of pace after so much screaming and blistering guitar. Love the sweet vocal quality, the simple steady beat, and the quiet jingle bells on this song. The last track Poor Song starts with an off-key mmm-chh that I could listen to all day and a line that is my personal philosophy, "Baby, I'm afraid of a lot of things, but I ain't scared of loving you."

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4

Great album. Early 2000s punk meets rock style. For the most part, solid all the way through

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4

Pleasantly surprised with this album. Enjoyed a big chunk of it. Fav tracks: Rich, Maps, Modern Romance

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4

Pretty good, especially Maps

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I think this is the first time listening to this album in full. I was already a fan of the yeah yeah yeahs, having the album it’s a Blitz and familiar with the song maps. Really enjoyed this album it’s a lot rawer than it’s a blitz and full of energy. One I will add to my rotation. Also learned today my wife seen the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs at a festival in 2006, didn’t think she was into them, she wasn’t…

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4

Cool modern-punk album. Maps was a pleasant surprise, but most of the rest of the album was much heavier which was wonderful.

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4

cool prefer show your bones

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4.0 + The Yeah Yeah Yeahs blazed in on a wave of media buzz back in the early aughts so it’s strange to think that they now seem relegated to a mere footnote within that Brooklyn-DIY-indie scene. On hindsight, Karen O's stage persona always smacked of performance art, overly ironic with little heartfelt emotion to draw in the listener (note two exceptions: “Maps” and “Modern Romance”). That said, I do adore Nick Zinner’s guitar sound, a rainbow colored chainsaw.

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4

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs always give me the feels and I enjoyed revisiting this album, reminds me of high school years

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Classic punk band i'd say. COuld have had more power in some songs, if you understand what I mean. But over all I had a good time listening to this album:D

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I've loved this band since Rock Band. Who hasn't? Maps gets 4 stars by itself. What a refresh after fuckin Ute Lemper.

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Yeah

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First, let's start with the cover. It's horrible. Doesn't suit the album. Great album - debut three piece noise rock - of it's time certainly, but has enough hits to lift itself. And Maps - wonderful, especially the video.

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4

The first two thirds of the album are good but the last third of this is fantastic.

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4

Reminds me of a band playing at high school in a acoobie doo movie. I love it, fresh Colley rock. I like her voice and the whole vibe. Not every song works but overall a lot of fun to listen to.

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4

Trippy and energetic.

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Solid 4, almost a 5

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I know of Yeah Yeah Yeahs from Maps and "Heads Will Roll", but also heard "Y Control" although I didn't know the title. In general I'm a fan, a few songs on this album I'm not really into, but the ones I am into I am very into. Rich and Y Control are my two stand-outs, but Maps is still good although almost like a different album since it's so mellow. I also enjoyed listening to the 4 track demos on the Deluxe edition, they are all so much distorted but overall I think they made the right choices for the actual album's sound.

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Listened to this quite a bit back in the day, along with most of the other big NYC bands of the era. Karen O's vocals are definitely the best part. She keeps it fun, even exhilarating, throughout - even on the slower songs towards the end of the album. She's like a hyperactive Chrissie Hynde. This remains their best album. There are alot of great tracks here but "Pin" was always my favorite and still is.

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I love that the songs feel almost put of control. Karen O's vocals really contribute to that feeling. I can understand why this would be great live.

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Enjoyed it

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Z niewiadomych mi do końca powodów przemówił do mnie ten krążek. To nie jest nic nadzwyczajnego, ale słuchało się ponadprzeciętnie fajnie. Ma taki przyjemny garażowy vibe. Głos wokalistki też mi podszedł, nietypowy. Daję słabe 4.

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I didn't like this album as much as It's Blitz, which I first encountered with this list. Compared to that, this album didn't really have any songs that stuck out. However, I love the sound of this band, and I still thought that this was worth a listen. Poppy and gritty at the same time 4/5

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04/18/22

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Yes this album is wonderful, it’s been a while since I listen to the whole thing but it’s just as good as I remember.

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En general muy bien. Pero "No no no", "Y control" y "Maps" se salen. Gran disco. Es un 4 estrellas tirando para 5.

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4

Good. Don't like the mix however

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4

A little dated, but otherwise solid

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They don’t love you like I love you

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Not that bad as i thought the rise of indie was

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Yeah!

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It was good, I personally thought most of the songs the girl was just screeching. Like the cardi B of punk rock. Still punk rock so music was fine.

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I really like Karen O, but I kinda feel like she's a bit wasted in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This album has some bright spots, but overall, it's just okay. Best track: Maps

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Good album

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Cold light is okay, most is just garage rock without sounding cheap. Its okay but i don't know what makes it special. Wikipedia calls it dance mix with rock and that is a decent description. quite up tempo

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Good rock, good to hear female lead.

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okay

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Great songs and energy. Love the vocal delivery, and guitars holding it all together. Not so sure about some of the lyrics.

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A few nice melodic moments but overall to distorted and messy for my taste.

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Some catchy tunes on this one. Karen O's distinct vocals are key in making these indie/garage punk-y worth listening to.

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Def not as good as the other one we had

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Halfway through the album and it's a spunky piece that perfectly fits the punk rock sphere. Doesn't much appeal to me. So far 2/5 After finishing the album I have a slightly better opinion. It's refreshing to hear a female rock voice. 3/5

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Fairly heavy, great second track. Good for running. Slightly boring riffs at times

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6

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I actually enjoyed this album and recognize a couple of songs on it too. Listening to the album I got a feel that the album was more into a Nirvana grundge feel. It was good clean vocals and well versed so I enjoyed the lyrics more than the tune that was used.

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Pretty ahead of its time for 2003. Maps is obviously a big tune.

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Mi novia la fea. Como no lo había escuchado de nuevo completo, llevaba años sin escuchar mas de 2 rolas de ese disco. Me gusta mucho esa onda que traían de banda de garage, muy estridente y crudo, lleno de energía desde el principio, escuchas el sinte y ya mueves la mata. A pesar de que se la pasa gritando y gimiendo no se siente saturado y cansado como Dylan por ejemplo

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Good indie rock. Heard some of them before

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10 songs that aren't as good as maps. And maps.

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was alright

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not my cup of tea but giving it a 3 because the female rocker is dope and maps is such a good song

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Lots of weird screeching but not bad overall. Never would have listened to this

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I liked it. More punky and sexy than I expected.

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Gostei de algumas músicas "Y control" e "Modern Romance" mas não é bem meu estilo. Prefiro músicas mais calmas.

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yeah, it was fine.

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A bit of a challenging listen, but unique, energetic, and has enough engaging tracks to make it worth spinning.

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First song impressions - loud and raw and stripped-down. Reminds me of the White stripes/Black keys/Hives/Strokes era of rock music, and I like it. Punk as fuck 🤘 Track 3 kinda a mess. Track 4 a bit more melodic and funky, singer working herself into a frantic state by song’s end. Wait....they dont love you like I love you... now-ow-ow-now-ow-ow. Brings back fun Rock Band memories :)

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2.5 | De vuelta al Garage Revival. Me agradó más que el debut de los White Stripes. A pesar de eso, sufre de lo mismo que mencioné sobre todas estas bandas de inicios de los 00s, todas las canciones muy similares un bloque de sonido agradable pero poco distinguible tanto dentro del disco como entre bandas; hacer un análisis por canción sería casi inútil, todo se resumiría a "suena bien, no espectacular." Par de cosas que me resaltan del grupo; su sonido de hecho es ligeramente más distinguible a otras bandas; creo que en ellos se siente realmente un poco más lo central del punk, se siente más lo amateur de la producción y lo ligeramente más crudo de su sonido. Los escucho, veo sus fotos y se me hacen la banda esencial de hipsters de Williamsburg (hablando a ciegas, no se realmente de dónde sean), se escuchan con una actitud de superioridad y un intento de shockear que supongo habrá habido grupos de preadolescentes en su momento les habrá pegado en la forma correcta. Instrumentalmente se oye muy bien, aunque su obvia exageración en que se oiga todo supercasero llega a sentirse un poco pretensioso. La voz.... la voz tengo un problema... Es interesante... es buena.... Es una copia casi carbon de la Siouxsie and the Banshees pero en extremo sexualizada, gime y puja sin parar, parece que está teniendo un orgasmo todo el tiempo... es interesante pero si llega a cansar. Siouxsie podía impostar un grado de oscuridad a la música... aquí parece que solo es gemidos de coger sin parar (lo cual cuadra con las letras que son casi desechables). Disco bastante decente, no se trata de alargar de más, pero sufre de muchos traspiés del género y época y un par de otros propios.

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Crazy, Band musikalisch voll an mir vorbeigegangen scheinbar. Mag die Mischung aus rotzigem Punk und Placebo-Vibes. Stabiles ok von meiner Seite.

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Ganz fresh. - 3

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Average 2000s punk pop

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It is not my kind of music which I like. For me sounds like a part of punk.

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pretty fun. always like yeah yeah yeahs

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Great - just great

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punk isn't something that i naturally gravitate towards and Im not sure why because I have a lot of natural anger; I just prefer "singing" and less heavy lead guitar; first heard "Maps" when Martin and I played rock band and that is more melodic so it was nice to hear that one again

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Overall I enjoyed it. I think the second half is a lot stronger. The song structure is much better in the second half. I felt the first half was really all over the place. Overall I enjoyed it

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I'm not sure why I didn't know that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer was a woman? I'm sure I've heard songs by them before, but I'm not sure what. Maybe one of them will come up on this album soon. Initial reaction is that this is good music for motivation days--when you're cleaning your house or working out. I don't love the high-pitched squeal thing she does, but I'm sure that's some of the appeal and like "classic Yeah Yeah Yeahs". This reminds me of something that Kat would listen to in 10 Things I Hate About You. Okay, here's where I come back around -- Maps is an excellent song. I wish more of their music were like this.

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I was looking forward to this, as I really like "Maps," but the rest of the album didn't hit similarly. Reminded me a bit of Amanda Palmer.

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Erlebt man ja auch nicht ständig, dass ein Album nach hinten raus besser wird. Hier ist das und auch gut so. Hatte mich erst gefragt, warum damals eigentlich die Strokes und nicht die Yeah Yeah Yeahs als große Retter des Rock’n’Rolls galten - aber schnell auch gedacht, dass a) die halt dich deutlich poppiger/gefälliger waren und b) das jetzt auch nicht so weit weg ist von dem was zB Boss Hog schon früher angefangen haben. Außerdem ist mir persönlich Musik ohne Bass auch irgendwann zu, hm, dünn, trotz des ganzen Gebratzes. Aber wie gesagt: nach hinten dann doch noch gut rausgekommen! 3,2

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Honestly I kinda already forgot what it was like to listen to in the last 8 hours. 5?

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Wasn't too keen to start but it grew on me.

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Net geen 2 sterren omdat het niet verkeerd is maar ook niet is waar ik vaak naar luister

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It’s not really my favorite type of music and I didn’t like all of the vocals. I definitely thought the second half of the album was better than the first half. Maps is certainly the best song on the album. Other favorites include Y Control, No No No, and Modern Romance. Least favorites include Tick, and Cold Night. I’m glad I listened to it but I don’t see myself coming back to it all that much. Strong 6/10

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Not that bad!

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Great garage sound but find Karen O grating. I can see past it in parts and some great tracks

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not my thing

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Somehow they make a striped back garage sound seems fat and juicy, this album still sounds great nearly 20 years on. Powerful drumming and great guitar hooks but it’s Karen O’s incredible vocals that really stand out. More importantly this album has some really great songs on it. The song sequencing irritates me and ruins the flow and overall impact of the album a little. But still a cracking wee album

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Favourite Songs: Pin & Maps

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Quite fun garage rock fused with punk. Having listened to a fair bit of garage rock and a lot of punk, this didn't really seem like anything remarkable. I like the female vocalist's style. I would rather listen to The Reatards or the New Bomb Turks, or many others.

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Wild and enjoyable

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It's fine. maps and y control are always bangers.

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Maps is a banger - the first half of the album lost me with the vox, too squeaky/obnoxious for my taste...exacerbated by the filter lofi effect.

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Karen O channels a fire reminiscent of The Runaways. Fever To Tell runs top heavy and some of that side A flare depletes. But the vocal performance of O is what elevates straightforward hard rockin into a energetic disorienting record a cut different from fellow acts of the day. The track Maps, slows down and takes on an sensual tone and remains the most enigmatic feature on the LP.

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Maps is great.

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Niet super fan

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Pretty solid but not my favorite. Wild how different / more melodic ‘Maps’ sounds in comparison to the rest of the albums but maybe I’m biased

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Not my cup of tea, but done.

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A damn fine album that I've enjoyed since it was released. Love the picture disc vinyl too. Lots of great songs here, Maps being the hilight. And Wendy O's voice...gorgeous. a strong 3 🌟 album knocking on the door of 4.

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Generally liked this and Maps is still a standout. A little bit too punk for when I listened, but I will go back. Now reminded to go back and listen to Karen O and Dangermouse, which I remember liking more than this

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut album was a lot of fun to listen to! The garage rock and punk music genre is very entertaining, and the band was able to show the listener how much they enjoyed making this album.

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Niet alles even tof, soms iets te schreeuwerig, maar ik hou wel van het puntige en de gedrevenheid.

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Heavier than I remembered! Prefer their second album

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Idk, I just don't really get them

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Spikey - some good indie rock guitar. Mega phone vocals irritate after a while. I liked Pin and Maps. Just scraping a 3 out of 5.

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it was okay

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Great modern post-punk. Tinny buzz saw guitars, messy drums and a singer who can go from screeching like a tom cat to breathy Debbie Harry style vocals. Best Tracks: Date With The Night; Pin; Maps

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not really my thing

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It was OK. A little like Juliette and Licks. I'd listen again, but my usual jam

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Vocals are a little grating, but I found myself enjoying this record. Favorite track is Black Tongue.

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3, it was good if not memorable.

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I love the sound and the energy but it was ok. Nothing really outstanding for me but a couple of good songs.

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J'ai bien aimé, ca déménage et le son est vraiment bon. Meilleur que l'Autre album que j'Ai entendu d'eux dans cette liste 3.5

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Their sound, bordering on garage-rock of the 1960s and on the new wave of the late 1970s, is the quintessence of sexual frustration and existential desperation. The singer proves to be one of the best shouters of her generation. (6/10) FT: Maps, Date with the Night

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Favorite songs were Black Tongue and Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaps. Wait!

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Great in the beginning, then got pretty boring.

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Not really my thing.

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3/5

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Je m'attendais à plus. Punk respectable mais sans plus.

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I have heard of the band, but I am not really familiar with their music, and this was my first listen for this album. I imagine that if I had been a fan when I was younger, then I would still be a fan and really be thrilled to have it come up on this list...but I was not, so it was just okay for me. I did love the tone and style of the the female lead vocals (and the very fact that the lead is female)! I also enjoyed the drive and bass line of many of the tunes. I just couldn't really embrace the fierceness of the punk/garage style. Maybe I am getting too old??

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I was very much won over when I heard the opening lyric "I'm rich" purred by Karen O. I really enjoyed this track and her vocals. The rest just kind of made me feel on edge. I think it's a well-crafted album, but it's too much for me.

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Didnt have time

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Wicked voice. Decent pop/rock stuff

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Not bad, but there are other neo-gargage bands that I prefer.

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83. Fever to Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs 12 tracks. This started off well (sort of punky electronic funk). but I don't like the "tinny" production sound. I quite like the nuts & bolts of it, (& it's obviously meant to sound "tinny"), but I don't understand why. 3/5

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I've been meaning to check out the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but haven't really gotten around to it. Decent post punk stuff.

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It definitely has a sound that is very specific to its time. I could get into it with more listens, but I just don't have the attention span for it today. It's okay. It got better towards the end of the album.

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Grew on me w additional listens!

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So, the New York garage rock/punk/post-punk revival, eh? I was 18 at the time, and as big as the movement was, it didn't appeal to me on the whole, despite my love of garage rock, punk and post-punk. This was partly an aversion to hype, partly that I found certain bands flat (I'm rather curious how I'd find The Strokes nowadays), and partly a nascent disdain for what I have come to recognise as record-collection rock (I don't believe I'm the first to use that; I think it owes its coinage to the music writer Simon Reynolds, but theft is pretty much the easiest crime to justify materially). I have previously reviewed The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' subsequent album It's Blitz, and found it acceptable enough, but also safe, timid and frustrating in its refusal to move from the middle. To this album's credit, it at least heads somewhere. But it also underscores my main issue with record-collection rock; often the album are corkers, but also redundant. Why listen to a band heavyhandedly alluding to PiL and The Germs when one can, you know, just listen to PiL and The Germs? This is an issue the album battles with, not wholly successfully. We see a significant variation of styles delivered in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' manner, but not every attempt works, and the album is quite uneven (does anyone need their foray in dub No No No? Not really not really not really. Also, note that post-punk groups had been tackling dub in a less contrived manner over 20 years earlier). The album improves as one gets towards the end. I can accept that many people really embrace Maps, and I've no inclination to disabuse people of that, even if it personally doesn't quite hit my G-spot. The closers Y Control and Modern Romance are probably my favourites, and the hidden track is fun as well. So a bottom-loaded album. But the main reason the last few tracks surpass the first half significantly is that Karen O drops the obnoxious wackiness and sings like a being with a human heart. Does that mean the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' central conceit, Karen O's stance as frontwoman, was misconceived at conception? Not quite, but ultimately, what we have is a talented band not quite sure what direction to pursue, so they try as many as possible somewhat cursorily. This is a better failing than It's Blitz' lack of any direction, but it's still a criticism.

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Might come back to it, only listened a couple songs

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The best of this album IMO: - Modern Romance 3.0/5

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Maps is a great song. Album with attitude, which perhaps wins out over the actual music.

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I remember thinking Yeah Yeah Yeah were style over substance at the time. A fringe in need of a song. That was unfair, as Pin and Maps are both timeless classics, both 5/5 songs. The rest of the album has some good songs (Rich, Date With the night) and some that must have gone some way to forming my original unfair opinion of them. It's sad, when they can write a thrashy fun cut like Pin, and genuine timeless heart breaker like Maps, that so much of the rest of the album feels so 'this'll do'. They clearly had more in the tank, as Heads Will Roll is a banger later on. But then they also had Gold Lion. Would that they got a producer who would tell them that a lot of their songs are unfinished.

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Good fun didn't recognise many of the tracks - probably better live than as background music to work to, could have done with a bit less filler and more catchy tracks

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Echt niet zo bijzonder. Punky garagesound.

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Not my favourite album from them, but some great tracks on it

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it was fine

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El típic disc favorit de la crítica del moment, però que no sobreviu a la seva fama. 'Maps' és un gran tema, i hi ha algunes cançons destacables, una mena de punk intel.ligent, garage rock de nou mil.leni amb la veu encisadora de la Karen O. Un bon disc, molt bo en certs moments, però ja...

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Middle of the road

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J'ai bien écouté cet album comme convenu dans la charte du générateur, malheureusement j'ai oublié d'écrire mon review une fois celui ci terminé. Par conséquent, cet album étant fort peu intéressant, ni même remarquable, je n'ai evidemment plusieurs heures après rien à en dire. Néammoins demain Elvis Costello sera au menu, et je compte bien lui faire sa fête. A très vite.

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p894. 2003. 3 stars. Came cold to this one, didn't know anything about the band or the album. Well done garage rock, great voice, but nothing here that hasn't been been done before (and better) by Siouxsie, PJ Harvey, Garbage or Elastica. It's good, and I'd listen to it again, but not sure why it's on the list as it's neither innovative or anything special.

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punky, noisy, fierce, flighty

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I’m not the biggest fan of her voice or style of singing, but I enjoyed this overall. 3 stars.

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Rock punk de garagem \,,/,

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Nice enough, I remember Maps being on Guitar Hero, or Rock Band or something. Nice listen.

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good rock n roll fun

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Decent high-energy punk rock. A bit too in-your-face for me I think, but I could see how it ended up on this list. Also Maps is just one of the best songs ever made so that helps. 5/10

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Reminds me of a punkier, more abstract Screaming Females with a layer of slick, chimey production on top as was common in early-aughts indie. It does seem to me the album loses steam halfway through, especially as Karen O's vocals tend to wear thin. However, the sound and orchestration of the tracks are killer - if the band had varied things a little throughout the album's runtime this would easily be a 4-5 star LP.

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Overall it's good, but not enough to hook me in. Favourites: "Date With The Night", "Pin", "Maps"

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Reminds me a bit of one of my favourite bands, Dead Sara. Nice.

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Already listened to it

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A solid album front to back. Ended up being much heavier than I anticipated having really only known Maps going in.

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High energy, some beats I really enjoyed, sometimes a bit too much, especially the voice.

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Czasem głos artystki trochę wkurza, maps ok. Szkoda, że heads will roll to nie ten album.

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Heads will roll, but not on this album. Pretty bland - didn't mind it, but I wasn't convinced.

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A pleasant rock album - good vocals, solid tracks, lyrically interesting enough not to offend, short enough not to overstay its' welcome, does some interesting things with the sound - I had fun, in short, but it's nothing to write home about. or write anywhere at all, for that matter

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3.5/5 it has potential, i'll have to relisten

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Not bad, not literally the worst, I can see it passing the torch

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This was a fun listen, full of energetic, punchy rockers. Enjoyed it, but I'm unlikely to come back to it. Fave Songs: Y Control, Modern Romance, Maps, No No No, Date with the Night

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It's a fun if generic album, full of energy and trying to be catchy hooks

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A bit of a tell of when the book was released. Really? Good album though. Could do with pre-album release BANG on here

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It was ok, but did not feel very essential. Maps and Y control are great though.

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love the music, less so the vocals and lyrics. I did like a few specific songs a lot, like modern romance

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I couldn't listen all the way through because the yeah yeah yeahs are not my favorite band

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Not my thing. Great sound though.

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Pas mal pas mal, très rock mais sympa. Voix un peu aiguë qui baisse la note peut-être...

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No. . .

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While maps is a classic song this was an album I listened to after what became my introduction and favorite album from YYYs- Show your bones. Sometimes I struggle to go back and connect with a bands previous and less refined sound.

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Genau der Typ Frau, auf die ich damals stand, schwarze Frise, asymmetrischer Pony, kunstvoll zerrissene Nylons, Nietengürtel, schwarze Lederjacke. Seltsam nur, dass mich das Album damals wie heute über weite Strecken kalt lässt. „Maps“ werde ich immer lieben, aber das Gros der Songs erinnert an zu sehr 16 Uhr, Nebenbühne, wohlwollendes Kopfnicken im Takt. Meine innere Beth Ditto gibt magere 1.9

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Again, not really my cup of tea but it was at least melodic. **

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- Maps is amazing song but all that moaning in the others...

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Meh

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Little rock

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record is just not for me. i like noise but the noise on this record is not pleasant? i dunno.

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On first blush I feel more fondly towards this than other landfill indie trendsetters of the early noughties like The Strokes, probably because it has more Sleater-Kinney, PJ Harvey and Kathleen Hannah in. Scale without pomposity is a plus too. Basslessness isn't.

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Same as pervious yeah yeah yeahs album I listened to, I can appreciate it but not for me

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Really only like Maps. Never been a fan

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Nope

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The music is kind of cool but the lyrics suck 4/10 : I don’t hate it and don’t love it

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No interest in this, I was too young when it came out and have no nostalgia for this sound. Don't think it aged particularly well either.

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i know its a garage rock revival album but man i wish it was more tracks like maps and Y control and less tracks like...black tongue...

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I’m hearing a slightly better version of Gossip here.

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another debut album on this list, grungy

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punk rock

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not a big punk fan 4/10 kind of repetitive and boring

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It is just ok. Nothing really memorable about it.

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A singer shouting somethin' all'a rage against the machine, but withour groove ...

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I understood < 10% of the lyrics on this album but I just kept turning it up and it kept getting better. Makes me want to take it to the man

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Soup Only maps is an OK song

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I initially liked the sound until the 12th song sounded the exact same as the other 11. Got boring pretty quick.

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I liked the music but the lyrics were a bit much and the singer started to become obnoxious

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Started a little slow, end of the album got better.

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Ok

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Eh. 5/10

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не ну не мое

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On the first song and already hating it. Why is this even on this list? It got slightly better later on but not much. All I hear is some girl trying to be all cutesy and pretending she's tough. But this is nothing more than some poppy bullshit passed as something more because it's noisy, I guess. Not really punk either, and it's gonna tank my average for a genre I like, which kinda makes me hate it more.

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Je me rappellerai toujours le soir où les Yeah Yeah Yeahs ont présenté cet album à Baltard en 2007. Ils avaient reçu un bleu mais surtout trois rouges de la part de Marianne Janes, Dove Attia, et Manu Katché. La première les avait tout simplement recadrés : « Cette année, M6 a émis des doutes sur l'idée de continuer l'émission, on a insisté, on a finalement réussi à renouveler le contrat pour une saison, et ce soir vous leur avez donné raison. C'est tout simplement pas du niveau de Baltard, je suis désolée. » Le public avait pris le parti des Yeah Yeah Yeahs en huant Marianne mais la déception était quand même lisible sur les visages des membres du groupe. « On est vraiment déçus que ça vous ait pas plu, on essaiera de faire mieux la prochaine fois… » répondirent-ils par l'intermédiaire de la chanteuse Karen O sous une légère ovation consolante du public.

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Generic indie rock from a band that seems afraid of letting their lead singer truly take control. Maybe that's why Karen O doesn't even use her last name.

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A couple good songs, high energy but overall not my favorite

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Was ready to hit it straight with the one star as I was not having a good time listening to this, but the final batch of songs from Maps to Poor Song were decent enough to bump it up. Karen O has great chops as a vocalist, but the music of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sounds as good as one of those wannabe grunge indie bands from High School that played the same song over and over again. Maybe its the PTSD talking but its not for me.

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Man the vocals here are really an acquired taste. Everything else is pretty good but I just can't get over the parts where she sings high. The second half is better than the first one though.

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Upper end of 2/5. Really didn't like it at the beginning of my first listen yesterday, but it definitely grew on me towards the end and on a re-listen. The first few tracks are a bit tuneless and shouty, it gets much better later on when she sings rather than shouty. I'd heard Maps before (but didn't know the name of the song or that it was by them), didn't know any of the others. Not really for me, but not awful.

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2.5 stars. Mostly post alternative screeching obnoxiousness

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Z historii zespołu wynika, że często grali jako support dla trochę bardziej znanych zespołów, ale nie był to żaden top światowy i doskonale to rozumiem, dla mnie niezrozumiała pozycja na tej liście i zdecydowanie nie przypadła mi do gustu. Trzy razy słuchałem, absolutnie nijakie.

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Garage rock. The singer's voice is a bit grating. It's a no no no from me. Rating: 1.5/5 Playlist track: Maps Date listened: 13/05/22

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Matig album, iets te vaag

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Trash. I hate any band that almost exclusively uses that radio vocal effect.

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It's poppy, it's punky, and generally uninteresting

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Inte min kopp te precis. A.k.a krikke sound

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Screamy

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Had a fine time listening to this, going back to my school days when I wondered why everyone was so into the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Pleased to report nothing has changed.

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Too rowdy

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Really did nothing for me

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Met moeite het einde van de plaat gehaald.

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Ik kan hier weinig tot niets mee. Heel af en toe is er iets van een melodie te ontwaren, maar verder is het vooral een hoop noise en geschreeuw.

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Bloody awful. Repetitive, slippy and boring.

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Second yeah yeah yeahs album on this list You don't need more than one of these.

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hated it

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Nothing of note, mostly lacking any melodic or memorable sequences.

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Lots of noise, not a whole lot of musicality for me.

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I immediately like that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a song called no no no. I listened to this right after Waylon Jennings -- I don't know if that helped or hurt. I believe I've heard mostly good things about this group but am struggling to name a single song I've heard by them. Starting out with the first song on this album, "Rich", I don't love it. The music is basic in a good way, especially minus the distortion, but the singer and vibe reminds me of places people and things I don't enjoy or want to think about. I like punk mostly, I like garage rock like the White Stripes quite a bit. But I really don't like this, mostly for personal reasons not musical reasons, just how it hit my brain and emotions, and would be just fine never hearing it again. It just stresses me out. If I hadn't heard the rest maybe Maps would be tolerable. But in context, thanks, no.

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got 10 seconds in, nope

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If I’ve ever taken for granted the good fortune of being born in 1959 and growing up listening to the music recorded in the sweet, still innocent 60s, the hard rockin’ 70s, the post punk/new wave 80s, and the grunge of the 90s… then 'Fever To Tell' is my catalyst for repentance. When I read that Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs represented a garage band rock revival, my heart skipped a beat. And then I actually listened to this LP myself, and my heart broke. Count Five, The Electric Prunes, ? and the Mysterians this ain’t! Not by a long shot. Where to begin? Three-piece combos can present a challenge (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s are devoid of a bassist- a rock band without a bass!!!), unless you’re Jimi Hendrix and the Experience, or Cream, or ZZ Top, or Grand Funk Railroad, or the James Gang, or Rush, or ELP, or the Police, or… OK, so maybe three-piece bands aren’t necessarily as challenged as I first thought. Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs sure are, though. Musically and lyrically tedious. ‘No No No’ was the only song that featured a mildly interesting change in tempo and melody (although the listener will be hard pressed to actually hear a melody in the first place). Furthermore, I missed it’s significance, other than offering a welcome relief from the general sonic monotony. (Not that I don’t enjoy a good hour’s worth of Nadja in all it’s cacophonic sameness; but again, this ain’t Nadja anymore than the Kingsmen.) Mercifully, 'Fever To Tell' only clocks in at a brief 37 minutes. I’ve endured a lot worse for a lot longer. And before I forget, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, can you please explain your use of sleigh bells to conclude this LP? I don’t know which was worse: Karen O’s nasally, whiney (think female Jack White; although, yet again, I love Jack White) vocals, or the repetitive themed lyrics, attributed to the entire band: I met a dude, I fucked a dude, I think I really like this dude, I’m losing/lost this dude. And here’s a kicker: on two songs (‘Black Tongue’ and ‘Cold Light’), this ‘dude’ happens to be the singer’s sibling! ‘Cold light, hot night, be my heater, be my lover, and we could do it to each other, well, like a sister and a brother. Go go go go go! ... Ride, Daddy, ride.’ This out-creeps my grandmother on mom’s side of the family addressing my grandfather, affectionately, with the name, ‘Daddy.’ In this increasingly hypersensitive culture of 2022, I’m going to go out on a limb here and pronounce incest as wrong, wrongy wrong. (By the way, let’s go ahead and add Jerry Lee Lewis to the list of who this band is not.) I hope singer Karen O’s current relationship fares better than the others about which she sings. ‘Y Control’: ‘I wish I could buy back the woman you stole.’ That’s awfully sad. And my heart genuinely goes out to her. Don’t tell her what I’m about to tell you, ‘cause I don’t want to kick someone when they’re already down; but, I wish I could buy back the 37 minutes I spent listening to this dreadful LP.

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maps

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No No No. These screechy gimmicky-radio-frequency vocals get old by the 2nd song. And it's not a single, which means there were 10 more to get through. (jumping back in after I wrote an angry review to say that "Maps" is actually pretty decent, if still *sounding* lousy overall - if only the rest of the album were like this I could have dealt. Got rid of the tired effects on the vocals, she actually sings, decent mood-building. Ok I now return to my previous diatribe...) I may have recalled occasionally interesting or potentially interesting music but a lot of it sounded too lo-fi / shitty production ala White Stripes (hate) but ahhhhhh ALL I CAN REALLY REMEMBER IS TICK TICK T T T T T TICK TICK TICK shut it 2/10 1 star.

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oh my god this is actually a god awful album that made me want to drive my head into a wall. NO. no no no no no. i dislike everything about it.

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Not a fan of the sound. I think they have better albums tbh

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Awful

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