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A Thing Called Divine Fits

August 28, 2012

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
My Love Is Real
2:47
2
Flaggin a Ride
3:47
3
What Gets You Alone
3:01
4
Would That Not Be Nice
3:59
5
The Salton Sea
4:19
6
Baby Get Worse
4:15
7
Civilian Stripes
2:25
8
For Your Heart
5:35
9
Shivers
4:55
10
Like Ice Cream
3:38
11
Neopolitans
3:59

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Label: Merge Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Merge Records
  • Total Length: 42:40
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B008UTX68G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,624 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sum of Its Parts August 28, 2012
Format:Audio CD
"Supergroups" rarely live up to their pedigree; it's almost assumed that when members from other bands come together, the sum will always be less than the parts. Velvet Revolver (Guns N Roses + Stone Temple Pilots), Audioslave (Soundgarden + Rage Against the Machine), "Van Hagar" (Van Halen + Sammy Sagar), etc... But every now and then, a collaboration will come up that's just as good as the work that the other band members have created: Broken Social Scene, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Cream.

The word "supergroup" has been thrown around a lot in regards to Divine Fits line up: Brit Daniel on guitar/vocals (Spoon), Dan Boeckner guitar/vocals (Wolf Parade), Sam Brown on drums/percussion (New Bomb Turks), and Alex Fischel on keyboards/synthesizers. To be sure, Divine Fits have the pedigree to be a good band, and luckily, easily they are able to meet their reputation and expectations. With Boeckner and Daniel sharing vocal duties pretty evenly, the band's music sounds like a collaboration of sensibilities rather than a competition (like the Raconteurs would sometimes sound). The band's debut album, A THING CALLED DIVINE FITS is 11 tracks, 42+ minutes of fantastic indie-rock.

While there are surely elements of each band present in Divine Fits' debut, the band creates its own sounds with its own sensibilities thanks to the dripping synthesizers of Fischel. The album introduces itself as a more electronic version of anything the band's members have done: "My Love is Real" uses electric bass and synthesizers to give it an 80's new-wave vibe. A THING CALLED DIVINE FITS isn't done there though -- the next track, "Flaggin A Ride" is a stomping, grooving rocker that relies on bare-bones instrumentation.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars addictive September 25, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you are considering buying this album, you most likely are either a Dan Boeckner fan or a Spoon fan, or both. I am a longtime Spoon fan but after listening to the Divine Fits, I will have to learn more about Boeckner's other projects. A Thing Called the Divine Fits is fun indie/alternative pop album, filled with great melodies, 80s electronics, minimalist guitar and great vocals from both frontmen. From the perspective of a Spoon listener, it sounds like an off-the-cuff spoon album put through a strange 80's production filter. I am surprised to find the Divine Fits to be more fun than the last Spoon album, Transference, which had many good moments but could be a bit self-serious and tedious. Boeckner and Daniels seem to be enjoying themselves, and that feeling is infectious. Here's to hoping for another Divine Fits album and another Spoon album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice debut album, and even better live July 16, 2013
Format:Audio CD
This past weekend I saw Divine Fits in concert for the first time (more on that later). In anticipation of that show, I just had to relisten to their debut album from last Fall, which was released among high expectations, this being an indie-rock "super-group" (including Spoon's Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner).

"A Thing Called Divine Fits" (11 tracks; 43 min.) opens with a vengeance, "My Love Is Real" (1st single) is a biting yet catchy track. "Flagging a Ride" is a brooding mid-tempo road song. "What Gets You Alone" immediately reminds us of Daniel's work with Spoon. "Would That Not Be Nice" is in the vein of "My Love Is Real". "The Salton Sea" reminded me of Ultravox 30 years ago, and that's a compliment. "Baby Gets Worse" is a hypnotizing tune. Things slow down (and go acoustic) on "Civilian Stripes", only to be followed by the majestic "For Your Heart" (almost 6 min., by far the longest song on here). The album falters just lightly towards the end, but closer "Neopolitans" brings it home very nicely.

In all, this is a very nice debut album. I saw these guys in concert this past weekend at the Bunbury Music Festival here in Cincinnati where they played the next-to-last set (MGMT closed Day 2 after them), and they put on a fantastic 60 min. set. They played pretty much everything from the album (interestingly, they opened with the album's closing track Neopolitans), and they also brought the brand new single "Ain't That The Way" and a cover of Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky" to boot. A great set that was! Meanwhile, I would readily recommend this album. "A Thing Called Divine Fits" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love this sound August 26, 2013
By Joe F
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I heard a few tracks on the radio, loved the sound, bought the album, loved it from start to finish.

I was describing it to my friend and told them if they liked Spoon, they'd like Divine Fits because they sound a lot like Spoon.

Then I did some reading up on Divine Fits, where I learned Divine Fits is a super group including the lead from Spoon. Oops.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good mix. April 25, 2013
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After one listen I really liked this CD. It feels like I will come to love it. There is just enough electronica to make it interesting without overwhelming the music it supports.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this album rocks my balls off August 31, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
What a tightly thrown together album; the back and forth of dan/britt vocals. 'For Your Heart' - holy crap what a song. Just listen to this album, it really is great.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Divided Album October 1, 2012
By Eddie G
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Divine Fits are a band I had on my radar since I learned two of my favorite bands were getting together (Wolf Parade & Spoon). This whole album stinks of both bands attempting to merge, however I think each song tends to cater to each of it's frontman talents.

I call it divided because the album takes a break at "Salton Sea" however that's my opinion. Every song in that album is amazing. This album is a poppy Wolf Parade/Spoon love child
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I found these guys!
Incredibly unique. Love the music mix they brought to this one. Track 4 "Would That Not Be Nice" truly blows my mind.
Published 1 month ago by JerseySerpent
5.0 out of 5 stars Funky and fun
Okay, I love this collaboration between Wolf Parade and Spoon. Loved both bands individually, and together they're great. Each song is tappable and has high replay. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sunny G
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely sucks
This album sucked. I don't know how else to put it. I expect more from Britt Daniel - I'm a huge Spoon fan. This album was bland and utterly forgettable from his side project.
Published 3 months ago by Peanut Butter Cookies Extrordinaire
5.0 out of 5 stars like spoon on disco experimental
very good record. shipped fast and in good shape. always fast and nice to have it in the cloud wow
Published 5 months ago by Douglas M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Poppy and Disposable
There are a few catchy tracks on this disc but nothing that really stands out. Any number of the songs could easily slide into radio rotation and there is enough variety in the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by John M. Wilkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
I really enjoy Spoon, so I was delighted to find out about the Divine Fits. It's always fun to hear new musical collaborations. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Hollie Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Spoon...love this Album as much OR EVEN MORE
What a fun album! Spoon is a blast and bringing in some fresh talent here brings a fun newer sound. Brit Daniel is finding a way to a bit of commercial success finally? Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dannyboyjake
3.0 out of 5 stars I love Britt Daniel but not the 80s
And boy are there some synth-tastic numbers on this album. Britt is, as always, percussive and fabulous. But... that's about all I dug on this record. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Caitlin Eve Mcguire
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
this band/album just has it all!! it has everything you may expect from a super group and then some!! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Robert Cabrera
2.0 out of 5 stars monotonous
it had a very heavy beat, and it started turning monotone. i thought it might be good in the car, but really more for bouncing around the house.
Published 13 months ago by pingPong
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