When I first heard the Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Maps” I thought that Chrissy Hine and the Pretenders made a comeback single. I finally purchased “Fever to Tell” yesterday and the album is, yes, very derivative, but it is an excellent disc. I don’t quite see the “Punk” label placed on this band (even after seeing their live concert DVD), but if you’re a fan of 80s New Wave music, this is a must have collection of songs.
I listened to “Fever to Tell” after forcing myself through eight tracks of the White Stripes new album “Get Behind Me Satan.” Sorry, but I am not hearing the genius I’ve been reading about on the internet. I’ll eventually force myself to listen to the whole CD, but with Green Day and now the YYYs, my dance card is full.