Odyssey - Fischerspooner
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Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

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  • Summary: Linda Perry and Susan Sontag (!) penned songs for the dance duo's belated sophomore release, which also features production from Tony Hoffer and Mirwais.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. A taut, economic album with emotional songs at its heart. Yep, we’re as surprised as you.
  2. 83
    Infusing their music with real personality and humor, sexiness and humility, they've neatly transcended the air-quote graveyard. [Apr 2005, p.105]
  3. If there’s a single quality that ties these songs together, it’s consistency of scope and sound.
  4. This isn't a perfect album, but it is a great pop leap for Fischerspooner.
  5. Odyssey makes their transition from flag-waving fashionistas to serious, rewarding band smooth and entirely believable.
  6. Their first album, more art than pop, had an admirable conceptual purity. Now that they're a proper band after all, they turn out to be a rather ordinary one.
  7. 20
    Jettisons their saving grace--a big, glitter-streaked wink--for limp stabs at profundity. [Apr 2005, p.117]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Sean
    Dec 14, 2005
    My favorite album of the year. Awesome!
  2. Hollaback
    Apr 12, 2005
    FS RAWK, YO!
  3. RaveDad
    Apr 27, 2005
    Good tunes, good production, cr@ps on the bravery et all
  4. [Anonymous]
    Apr 6, 2005
    Fun, consistent, tighter, more listenable songs than most of the indie-pop pap most of the world seems to be hanging itself on thse days. Good follow up to their first album. No, it's not the best thing ever, but compared to some of the things other people are claiming IS the best thing ever, it's a breath of fresh air. Rather than turning me off, it makes me want even more. What more could be asked for in a sophomore effort? Expand
  5. lesd
    Apr 27, 2005
    a well crafted electronic pop album,reminds me of human leage's dare
  6. pffffttttttttt
    Apr 11, 2005
    What album was E! Onlone listening to? It's funny because there are two sources I always have the opposite reaction to: Rollong Stone and E! Online. They should concentrate on photos of Jet and Jessica Simpson! This album is a great companion to The Faint's "Wet from birth". Oh, by the way, who said electroclash was dead??? It's still in the Ford Model T stage of development. Expand
  7. francisd
    May 31, 2005
    really awful, impossible to listen more than 3 songs. The single is worst than "another brick iin the wall"

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