Fever To Tell
Released: Apr 2003
There's an untouchable coolness that radiates from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' 2003 debut. It's sexy and in-your-face, but underneath that Brooklyn bravado is a keen ear for melody and a keen heart for grit, glam and garage-punk. Of course we can't go any further without mentioning Karen O. Every shriek, squeal and moan she emits seems choreographed for maximum rock-chick sex appeal, but there's always an underlying softness that lures you in even more. The more subdued latter half, including hit "Maps," reveals that more tender side, but don't miss the feisty fun of "Rich," "Tick" and "Black Tongue."