Fever to Tell

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Fever to Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell.png
Studio album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Released April 29, 2003 (2003-04-29)
Studio Headgear Studio
(Brooklyn, New York)
Genre Dance-punk[1]
Length 37:25
Label Interscope
Producer
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[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B[5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[6]
NME 8/10[7]
Pitchfork 7.4/10[8]
Q 4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[10]
Uncut 5/5 stars[11]
The Village Voice B+[12]

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

Fever to Tell was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album and was certified gold in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The video for "Maps" received nominations for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and the MTV2 Award at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. The New York Times chose Fever to Tell as the best album of 2003.[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 2010 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[15] In 2009, the album was named by NME, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone the fifth, 24th, and 28th best album of the 2000s decade, respectively.[16][17][18]

As of March 2009, the album had sold over one million copies worldwide.[19]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. All tracks produced by David Andrew Sitek and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

No. Title Length
1. "Rich" 3:36
2. "Date with the Night" 2:35
3. "Man" 1:49
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" (includes hidden track "Poor Song") 7:28
Total length: 37:25

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Fever to Tell.[22]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003–04) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[23] 80
French Albums (SNEP)[24] 70
Irish Albums (IRMA)[25] 18
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[26] 39
Scottish Albums (OCC)[27] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 13
US Billboard 200[29] 55

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[31] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denney, Alex (March 15, 2009). "Rock review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz!". The Guardian. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Reviews for Fever To Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs". Metacritic. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Fever to Tell – Yeah Yeah Yeahs". AllMusic. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob (May 2003). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell". Blender (16): 124. Archived from the original on May 23, 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (May 2, 2003). "Fever To Tell". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ Petridis, Alexis (April 24, 2003). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell". The Guardian. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ Mulvey, John (September 12, 2005). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Fever To Tell". NME. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ Carr, Eric (April 28, 2003). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell". Q (202): 111. May 2003. ISSN 0955-4955. 
  10. ^ Pareles, Jon (April 22, 2003). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever To Tell". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell". Uncut (72): 92. May 2003. ISSN 1368-0722. 
  12. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 10, 2003). "Consumer Guide: Eating Again". The Village Voice. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ Pareles, Jon (December 28, 2003). "Music: The Highs; The Albums and Songs of the Year". The New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ "100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005". Spin. June 20, 2005. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ Dimery, Robert; Lydon, Michael (March 23, 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 
  16. ^ "The Top 100 Greatest Albums Of The Decade". NME. November 11, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 
  17. ^ "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 50–21". Pitchfork. October 1, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  18. ^ "100 Best Albums of the 2000s". Rolling Stone. December 9, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  19. ^ Forrest, Emma (March 30, 2009). "'There are too many whiny bands'". The Guardian. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Fever To Tell". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 13, 2016. 
  21. ^ ヤー・ヤー・ヤーズ : フィーヴァー・トゥ・テル [Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Fever to Tell] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved November 13, 2016. 
  22. ^ Fever to Tell (CD liner notes). Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Interscope Records. 2003. B0003490-02. 
  23. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums – Week Commencing 26th May 2003" (PDF). ARIA Charts (692): 6. May 26, 2003. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Lescharts.com – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  25. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 18, 2003". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  26. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  27. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  28. ^ "Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  29. ^ "Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  30. ^ "British album certifications – Yeah Yeah Yeahs". British Phonographic Industry. July 22, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2016.  Enter Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  31. ^ "American album certifications – Yeah Yeah Yeahs". Recording Industry Association of America. January 10, 2007. Retrieved November 12, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH