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  • Summary: Mike McCarthy returns as producer for the Britt Daniel-led band's varied follow-up to their acclaimed 2002 outing 'Kill The Moonlight.' Spoon fans will not be disappointed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. What sticks out most about Spoon, five albums in, is how singular they sound, like a jut of brilliant rock standing unfazed by crashing tides of trends and hopeful hype.
  2. Review #1: The sound of Gimme Fiction is as ideal a conceptualization of the band as could be imagined. [score=100]; Review #2: "Gimme Fiction" has a sense of mischief and curiosity that renders it more consistently varied and just plain more listenable than "Moonlight". [score=80]
  3. Though I can imagine putting this on at year's end and remembering every song with a kind of surprised admiration, I can't imagine doing it any sooner--or any later either.
  4. It torpedoes the often-justifiable notion that Spoon's music feels like it was made with safety in mind, and that its far-and-wide excursions are just that--temporary steps away from a safe, solid path.
  5. Nearly every song comes off as unassuming in its rightful place. Each track has a designed role, and for that reason you won’t need to use the skip button.
  6. 50
    A quartet of droney sameness [in the second half] essentially grinds Moonlight's funkiest ingredients into a sluggish, repetitive pulp. [#68, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 68
  2. Negative: 1 out of 68
  1. Nov 22, 2010
    10
    Every person who likes rock should own this album. Dark, polished, concise, crafty, witty. Is it Britt Daniel or John Lennon singing on thisEvery person who likes rock should own this album. Dark, polished, concise, crafty, witty. Is it Britt Daniel or John Lennon singing on this album? Man, does he have a great voice! All songs on this album are amazing. Great guitar riffs and pop classic feel to this album. My favorite Spoon song is on this album... I Summon You. This is my favorite Spoon album (that is saying a lot), one of the decade's best overall. Expand
  2. WarrenP
    May 14, 2005
    10
    Spoon is awesome!
  3. RyanL
    Jul 7, 2005
    10
    Loved the entire thing
  4. MawusimeB
    Jun 12, 2005
    9
    Thus far, album of the year. MORE!
  5. jen
    Dec 15, 2005
    9
    this album is worth listening to. its got an old rock flare to it that reminds you of days when rock music was still good.
  6. JacquesDerrida
    Jun 1, 2005
    8
    While this is a good album, it falls short of the greatness acheived on Girls Can Tell and Kill the Moonlight. But, hey, those were pretty While this is a good album, it falls short of the greatness acheived on Girls Can Tell and Kill the Moonlight. But, hey, those were pretty fantastic records, and this one is no slouch either. One major plus here is the diversity of the sound: soulful, acoustic, rock and roll and a variety of other subtle variations on traditional genres. When listenting to Spoon it is often easy to forget just how innovative they are, and this is itself a testemant to their talent. Expand
  7. ElizabethP
    Sep 27, 2005
    2
    This cd is the most disappointing album since Bloc Party's "Silent Alarm." There are only 2 songs that are good: "Weight of the World" This cd is the most disappointing album since Bloc Party's "Silent Alarm." There are only 2 songs that are good: "Weight of the World" and "Camera." Don't buy this! You will be SOOOOOOOO disappointed! Don't throw your money away! Expand

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