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  • Summary: The New York duo's third album was produced with Jeff Saltzman.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. 80
    Entertainment resurrects the group. Their music disconnects, only to connect again.
  2. However modern our world, Fischerspooner continues to give us a reason to listen. [Jun 2009, p.111]
  3. 2009's Entertainment finds the duo reverting somewhat to their more flamboyant origins while still trying to stay current. It's a divergent approach that fortunately works more for the record than against it.
  4. 60
    There's still a stertility to their sound on this third album, but laced with sax, treated guitars and memorable choruses, it ranks as their best. [Jun 2009, p.109]
  5. Things tail off towards the end--'Infidels Of The World Unite' is a clumsy stab at politics, but is so vague it might be about anything-but overall this is impressive enough. [Jun 2009, p.122]
  6. So Entertainment might be music for their performances, it might be for others' dance performances, but it's not for the dance floor.
  7. The brashness of the band's seminal debut is gone, and what's left is a band that seems to have rushed an album out only in order to get back on stage to try to make it interesting. [Spring 2009, p.79]

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  1. AdamC
    May 7, 2009
    6
    It's really unfair to review this purely as a music release. Anyone who's seen them live and read their background can tell you It's really unfair to review this purely as a music release. Anyone who's seen them live and read their background can tell you that fischerspooner must be appreciated not only as music but also as a performance art experience culminating from many fields of discipline. That said, this is probably not as musically relevant and solid as their first album nor as accessible as their more sensible second release. Most successful attempts are "The Best Revenge" and "Supply and Demand." Expand