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Spoon make some of the catchiest, most confident rock 'n' roll of any group around. Their fifth full-length is nothing short of a dizzying, soulful masterpiece, easily the most expansive work in their career. "Gimme Fiction" is a sprawling, exhilarating, filler-free album of keenly focused artistic vision and ambition. Merge. 2005.
Gimme Fiction is Spoon's loosest, most eclectic effort yet. While still sounding like themselves, the Austin-based band manages to evoke a number of other artists on their fifth full-length. (It's a neat trick.) On proto-glam opener "The Beast and Dragon, Adored," Britt Daniels channels the David Bowie of The Man Who Sold the World. Then there's slinky jam "I Turn My Camera On," where he conjures up Prince or Mick Jagger, circa "Miss You," by singing in a higher register. As indicated by the title, "Sister Jack" sounds like early Who (i.e. "Happy Jack"), while "They Never Got You" sounds like Plastic Ono Band-era John Lennon. Do all these different styles hang together? For the most part: yes. After the triumph of Kill the Moonlight, Spoon could have easily rested on their laurels and issued another album just like it, but Gimme Fiction proves they would rather evolve than stagnate. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
I love their early material the best! Deserves a six star rating, because it is one of their best! Thanx!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Discovered Spoon when they were on Jon Stewart's show promoting their new album "They Want My Soul". I got the new one and it made me want to hear more. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sane Jane
Standard. Buy this album if you can afford it, steal it if you can't.Published 11 months ago by Nico
A neverending story of the best in alternative music. Spoon just keeps reinventing itself with each new release. Get the catalog, your won't be disappointed!Published 13 months ago by R. K. Meyer
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I am pretty sure that the "Limited Edtion" should be taken off the product description by Amazon. The original pressing of the cd came with a bonus cd containing 4 extra songs. 2 demos and 2 other unreleased songs. I would assume those are long gone by now.
Jul 16, 2007 by James Reckling | See all 2 posts