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Gimme Fiction

By: Spoon

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Spoon Artist Snapshot:

Austin, Texas, indie popsters Spoon first hit the scene in 1996, releasing their debut album on New York's venerable Matador Records. With a solid, melodic punk sound firmly in place, Spoon would go on to develop a bolder, more adventurous aesthetic, incorporating the musical stylings of such towering '60s bands as the Kinks and the Zombies. The band hopped labels during the late '90s and early 2000s while continuing to expand upon the smart, instantly catchy sound that has made them one of indie-rock's premier bands.

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1   The Beast and Dragon, Adored Buy Buy
2   The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine Buy Buy
3   I Turn My Camera On Buy Buy
4   My Mathematical Mind Buy Buy
5   The Delicate Place Buy Buy
6   Sister Jack Buy Buy
7   I Summon You Buy Buy
8   The Infinite Pet Buy Buy
9   Was It You? Buy Buy
10   They Never Got You Buy Buy
11   Merchants of Soul Buy Buy

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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.

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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

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