Fever to Tell

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Fever to Tell
Studio album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Released April 29, 2003 (2003-04-29)
Recorded Headgear Studio, Brooklyn
Genre Indie rock, garage rock revival
Length 39:29
Label Interscope, Fiction
Producer David Andrew Sitek, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs chronology
Machine
(2002)
Fever to Tell
(2003)
Show Your Bones
(2006)
Singles from Fever to Tell
  1. "Date with the Night"
    Released: April 14, 2003
  2. "Pin"
    Released: July 22, 2003
  3. "Maps"
    Released: February 10, 2004
  4. "Y Control"
    Released: June 1, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (85/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
NME (8/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10)[7]
PopMatters (9/10)[8]
Robert Christgau B+[9]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[10]
Stylus Magazine B−[11]
Uncut 5/5 stars[1]
Yahoo! Music UK 8/10 stars[12]

Fever to Tell is the debut album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, released on April 29, 2003, through Interscope. It was produced by David Andrew Sitek and mixed by Alan Moulder.

Fever to Tell was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album and was certified Gold in the UK. The video for "Maps" was nominated at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and the MTV2 Award. The New York Times chose Fever To Tell as the best album of the year.[13] In June 2005, the album was ranked number 89 on Spin magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005.[14] It is also featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2009, the album was named by Rolling Stone,[15] Pitchfork Media,[16] and NME,[17] the 28th, 24th, and 5th best album of the decade, respectively.

According to The Guardian, the album has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.[18]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 

No. Title Length
1. "Rich"   3:36
2. "Date with the Night"   2:35
3. "Man"   1:50
4. "Tick"   1:49
5. "Black Tongue"   2:59
6. "Pin"   2:00
7. "Cold Light"   2:16
8. "No No No"   5:14
9. "Maps"   3:39
10. "Y Control"   4:00
11. "Modern Romance" ("Poor Song" hidden track) 7:28

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
2004 Billboard 200 55
UK Album Chart 13

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
position
2004 "Maps" Modern Rock Tracks 9
Billboard Hot 100 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Fever To Tell". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Fever to Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ Hernandez, Raoul (2003-04-25). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell (Interscope)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  4. ^ Josh Tyrangiel (2003-05-02). "Fever To Tell Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (2003-04-24). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  6. ^ Mulvey, John (2005-09-12). "NME Album Reviews - Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Fever To Tell". NME. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  7. ^ Carr, Eric (2003-04-28). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  8. ^ Begrand, Adrien (2003-05-07). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell". PopMatters. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  9. ^ "CG: Yeah Yeah Yeahs". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  10. ^ Pareles, Jon (2003-04-22). "Fever To Tell". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  11. ^ Burns, Todd (2003-09-01). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  12. ^ Watson, Ian (2003-04-28). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Fever To Tell'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on 2004-08-20. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  13. ^ Pareles, Jon (2003-12-28). "Music: The Highs; The Albums and Songs of the Year". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  14. ^ "100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005". Spin. 2005-06-20. Retrieved 2008-05-17. [dead link]
  15. ^ "100 Best Albums of the Decade". Rolling Stone. December 9, 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  16. ^ "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s". Pitchfork Media. October 1, 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  17. ^ "The Top 100 Greatest Albums of the Decade". NME. November 18, 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  18. ^ Forrest, Emma (March 30, 2009). "Emma Forrest meets New York's favourite art-punk rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 

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