• Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2011
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 60
    Two years later, the trio return with Gimme Some, a punk record that transmogrified itself into a pop-rock effort fueled by many drunken nights.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    Gimme Some is grounded in a guitar-based directness it seemed PB&J had left behind. [Apr 2011, p.118]
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    Peter Bjorn and John's sixth disc is pretty mannish, a foray into Seventies English punk rock, early U2 and R.E.M. anthemics, arena-drum bombast and a cowbell-happy jam their fan Kanye West could flow over.
  4. Mar 28, 2011
    60
    This might be a more natural and relaxed PB&J having the time of their lives, but it certainly doesn't find the band at their most creative.
  5. Mar 28, 2011
    60
    While admirably demonstrating that they're no one trick pony, the album is plagued with moments so awkward it makes most first dates seem preferable-promises of pop pleasure be damned.
  6. On Gimme Some, Peter Bjorn and John abandon the experimental sound they'd been developing over the course of the last few years in favor of flavorless alt-rock that falls short of the bar set by Falling Out.
  7. Mar 25, 2011
    60
    Even at its most jagged, however, Gimme Some comes across as power-pop by numbers, the effortlessness with which the Swedish trio spin cheerful melodies and ineffable hooks making almost every song sound uncomfortably derivative.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 23, 2011
    10
    A great pop album that ranks right up there with Writers Block. All the songs are plum full of hooks galore. Guaranteed to make even the mostA great pop album that ranks right up there with Writers Block. All the songs are plum full of hooks galore. Guaranteed to make even the most jaded hipster sing along. Full Review »
  2. Jun 5, 2011
    1
    While not their most original album, this is defenatly their most enjoyable and accesable to date. It's also very varied, with everything fromWhile not their most original album, this is defenatly their most enjoyable and accesable to date. It's also very varied, with everything from slower rockers like ''Down Like Me'' to the in-your-face punk-rock of ''Breaker Breaker''. I defenatly recommend it. Full Review »