Entertainment

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. It's far from revolutionary and it's certainly not deep, but as often as not, Entertainment at least manages to live up to its title.
  2. Entertainment, though, sounds tame by anyone's standards; and by eschewing their seedy, sweaty origins in favour of clean-cut pop, they've dumped those elements of their act which made them unique in the first place.
  3. If you have a disdain for pretentious artistes but are looking to dance your ass off while imbibing delicious pop hooks and mostly simple though by no means run-of-the-mill pop lyrics, then just hold your nose and let yourself go.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    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]
  5. Uncut
    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]
  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. Professionalism is the order of the day, and most of Entertainment, recorded over two years and produced by Killers boardman Jeff Satzman, aims for the same middle ground.
  8. As long as Fischerspooner exists, it will likely excel at Entertainment’s titular activity onstage, but the days of that happening on studio albums appear to be waning.
  9. 40
    The surface-heavy results suggest painstakingly remixed outtakes.
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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." Full Review »