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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 108 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 1 out of 108

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  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    I go through phases with this album, but the last few months it has been fantastic. 'Infinite Pet' is unfortunately filler and deadly boring, 'was it you?' meanders and never finds itself - the same could be said about 'never got you' but the hand-claps at the end are irresistible. 'My mathematical mind' and 'the beast, the dragon, adored' build to satisfying rocky fuzz conclusions. pianoI go through phases with this album, but the last few months it has been fantastic. 'Infinite Pet' is unfortunately filler and deadly boring, 'was it you?' meanders and never finds itself - the same could be said about 'never got you' but the hand-claps at the end are irresistible. 'My mathematical mind' and 'the beast, the dragon, adored' build to satisfying rocky fuzz conclusions. piano and drum loops in 'Merchants of soul' are catchy, and who can ignore the guitar romps of 'sister jack' and 'turn my camera on' that are typical of the album, and highlights of both the record and spoons whole discography Expand
  2. 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 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),Every 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
  3. Jan 25, 2012
    9
    Gimme Fiction was the start of a new Spoon. Kill The Moonlight was like an art punk album. Gimme Fiction is going for more of the Avant Garde sound. The songs are a little bit longer and drawn out but every track on this album is great. It's a more mature Spoon album that I'm sure fans of Spoon will appreciate. A-
  4. j30
    Feb 1, 2012
    7
    Even though Gimme Fiction is one of Spoon's most uneven efforts, it's high points outweigh the lows. Spoon is one of those band that you think "Why didn't I think of that?" Their music so simple and so pop driven you wonder why you haven't heard it before.That's kind of the magic behind it because you haven't heard it and it sticks with you.
  5. 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. Even if this isn't the most remarkable album ever, it's a sweet stash of boom-slap chillin' rock.
  6. 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 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[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. Expand
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. The overall effect can be vaguely schizo -- many of these tracks seem more like cool fragments than true songs.
  2. There is no "The Way We Get By" on this record, as this is far more an album of interlocking pieces than an album of singles that neither makes a naked grab for the turnstiles nor an uprecedented reach for reinvention. [#9]
  3. It is phenomenal.