Gimme Fiction

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: May 10, 2005
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Alternative Press
    60
    Some of [Daniel's] stripped-down material sounds gaunt. [May 2005, p.166]
  2. Magnet
    50
    A quartet of droney sameness [in the second half] essentially grinds Moonlight's funkiest ingredients into a sluggish, repetitive pulp. [#68, p.111]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 125 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 69
  2. Negative: 1 out of 69
  1. Aug 16, 2015
    9
    An extension of the stripped down, simplistic art-rock of "Kill the Moonlight," Gimme Fiction not only enjoyed mainstream success (I Turn MyAn extension of the stripped down, simplistic art-rock of "Kill the Moonlight," Gimme Fiction not only enjoyed mainstream success (I Turn My Camera On) but also stuck as a fan favorite. 9.4/10 Full Review »
  2. Sep 29, 2013
    7
    [7.6] The album is beautiful and for the most part captivating (to a certain extent), but there is a LOT of filler in this album. Gimme[7.6] The album is beautiful and for the most part captivating (to a certain extent), but there is a LOT of filler in this album. Gimme Fiction is consistent, but often excessively so. The album gets very repetitive and monotonous, but that still doesn't make it boring, unoriginal, or not worth listening to. The dynamic nature of Girls Can Tell, Kill The Moonlight, and even sometimes Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (that will date this review), does not show at all in this record, which almost makes this album a low point for Spoon. Full Review »
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    8
    This is an exceptional series of tangy, delicious pop jams that don't just satisfy the senses; they smack all of them right in the face. EvenThis is an exceptional series of tangy, delicious pop jams that don't just satisfy the senses; they smack all of them right in the face. Even if this isn't the most remarkable album ever, it's a sweet stash of boom-slap chillin' rock. Full Review »