User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 75
  2. Negative: 6 out of 75

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  1. Apr 25, 2012
    2
    "Maps" is a great love song, but the rest of this album is just a noise rock album striving to fit into the hipster sense of cool. Do not buy this record.
  2. Heather
    Jun 2, 2008
    3
    All but the last couple songs sound the same. Why does she need to distort her voice if she can truly sing??
  3. GregM.
    Mar 28, 2004
    3
    You guys must have heard a different record. The band does not deserve all they hype they're receiving, nor all the acclaim the critics are shoveling their way. They put out monotonous, unimaginative pseudo-punk propped-up by Karen O's sneer and swagger. And frankly, the whole thing is a bore. Strip away "maps," and all you have is another lame White Stripes knockoff novelty You guys must have heard a different record. The band does not deserve all they hype they're receiving, nor all the acclaim the critics are shoveling their way. They put out monotonous, unimaginative pseudo-punk propped-up by Karen O's sneer and swagger. And frankly, the whole thing is a bore. Strip away "maps," and all you have is another lame White Stripes knockoff novelty record. Boo. Expand
  4. Richard
    Nov 15, 2008
    3
    Ear aching noise. i smashed the CD to pieces after 3 listens.
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Capable punk rock with a slightly skuzzy, yet unmistakably pop edge.
  2. While not quite the epochal showing demanded by its creation, the album holds out an impressive range with a few different directions to follow.
  3. 80
    The songs on Fever to Tell swerve like they're being followed by the police, constantly changing and transforming. [May 2003, p.124]