Gimme Some - Peter Bjorn and John
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  • Summary: The Swedish trio's newest album highlights their fondness for blending noise rock with indie pop.
  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Swedish Pop/Rock
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 91
    Although they've dropped two full-lengths since then, PB&J haven't recaptured that ubiquity. But Gimme Some, their sixth album, is crammed with winsome tunes.
  2. Mar 28, 2011
    90
    Gimme Some, sixth album from Swedish indie pop types Peter, Bjorn And John, is absolutely superb; sunshine and a hundred beach parties stuffed into thirty minutes, sprightly and joyous, cool, confident and glossy.
  3. May 13, 2011
    80
    Gimme Some's relentless melodicism arrives with a harder edge than the dreamy naivete that powered "Young Folks," but the results frequently feel just as fine. [Jun 2011, p.93]
  4. Mar 25, 2011
    70
    If the least they do is keep revealing new shades of the familiar, it's worth sticking around and seeing this band through.
  5. Mar 29, 2011
    67
    Gimme Some is retreat to light-hearted pop after the coolly received electro experiments of 2009's Living Thing. The style suits them, even when the substance is lacking.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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  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 most jaded hipster sing along. Expand
  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 from slower rockers like ''Down Like Me'' to the in-your-face punk-rock of ''Breaker Breaker''. I defenatly recommend it. Collapse