Yeah! Yeah Yeah Yeahs are giving us the chance to enjoy their fierce little debut album Fever To Tell all over again, just in advance of the record’s fifteenth anniversary. Fever To Tell sounds as tightly-wound and excellent as ever, from the staccato punch of ‘Tick’ to the alt-balladry of ‘Maps’. The reissue features lush lyric posters and photographs, yum yum.
CD £5.99 760612
UK edn on Polydor recs.
Vinyl LP £30.99 5790232
Remastered 180g vinyl reissue LP on Polydor. Includes 5 newspaper lyric posters with exclusive photos by Nick Zinner, Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs, Julian Gross, Patrick Daughters and Cintamani Calise.
- Includes download code
9/10 Jack 28th November 2017
This is one of the best albums of 2003 and the 2000's period. Here you get a twist of indie, avant-garde, punk, garage, rock, pop, and riot. The album cover is self-explanatory. We get a couple of soft gems towards the end of the album that is the nostalgic "Maps" and the melancholy "Modern Romance/Poor Song". Fever To Tell is in-your-face, but mysterious at the same time; from bizarre (the first 8 tracks) to stunning (last 4 tracks). If you want to get in to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs start with this.
9/10 Ian 28th November 2017
One of the great great LPs of the noughties. Raw, emotional, succinct, punchy and with killer hooks. The only thing that sticks in the throat a little is the fact that a respected art punk band appear to be allowing their record company to charge thirty five squid for a previously released LP with nothing especially added value attached. If you want extras, you have the deluxe version for £175 which comes with some lovely stickers (ok ok and the b-sides of the singles, which I also bought at the time). You would think that as a man in his mid forties, I would stop being bothered or surprised by the avaristic, exploitative, curling one off on your own legacy but it seems I am not. When I see small passionate labels like the sublime Polytechnic Youth, chucking out premium new sounds at a tenner a pop, it makes me even more determined to avoid the major labels bandwagonesque churning out of repackaged overpriced reissues, rant, rant, etc, etc. I wonder whether the pricing reflects what the original vinyl is now going for on discogs? Great album though *sigh*.
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