The first time I put Fever To Tell through my ears, I decided that Karen O’s name had to stand for Orgasmic. She just sounded that way; raw, sexually charged yelps and a gritty, engaging beat to which breaks into the calm of Maps. That’s what I sorta missed in the second Yeah Yeah Yeahs LP, Show Your Bones. The rough around the edges, New York style craziness which seemed to have mellowed somewhat. Much to my delight, their latest release, Is Is, is an EP that manages to align itself rather closely to Fever. This all makes perfect sense since these 5 tracks were written in between the two albums. Down Boy is probably the standout track for me but the whole EP just leaves me craving for more.

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