Gimme Fiction (studio album) by Spoon

Gimme Fiction
Gimme Fiction by Spoon
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-05-09
Overall rank: 2,008th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 211 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2005 (46th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (360th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,008th)
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Spoon bestography

Gimme Fiction is ranked 4th best out of 12 albums by Spoon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Spoon is Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga which is ranked number 692 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,747.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 211 votes)
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Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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Rating:  
80/100
From 10/06/2017 17:31
Almost as good as Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga...
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Rating:  
95/100
From 04/28/2016 17:16
Gimme Fiction has a more serious tone than other Spoon albums and I love it.

Excellent songs here with Mathematical Mind being the best

But Beast and Dragon, Camera On, Merchant of Soul, I Summon You are top Spoon songs.

The only skippable song here is Sister Jack. The tone doesn't fit the rest and I don't understand what its about

I rank this 2nd best Spoon behind Ga Ga Ga
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Rating:  
85/100
From 11/16/2015 03:56
Typically awesome Spoon album.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 10/30/2015 11:49
I agree - very under rated album. Not a bad song on this album. It should have made the top 10 for 2005!
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Rating:  
90/100
From 12/24/2014 16:46
Highly underrated band on this site.
Should be ranked WAY higher IMO.
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From 02/16/2013 17:34
straightforward catchy indie rock.
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70/100
From 01/03/2012 20:23
Spoon's always funky. You wouldn't know it by the lead single "the beast and dragon, adored" from "gimme fiction", their most complex song to-date. Spoon's into the funky, catchy, short single format -- leave 'em wanting more routine. While "beast" is a good song, it's not as representative of their usual indie pop/rock groove funk that they bring on the rest of this album (and all their other albums that i own). "two sides / monsieur valentine" is a song black sheep boy would've made for "the stage names" if they were trying to hit early 80s pop instead of mid-70s prog rock. "i turn my camera on" brings THA BASS and is probably tied for the best track with "sister jack" and "i summon you". For Spoon, it's more about the pure, unadulterated, make-the-beatles-want-to-reform simple pop gems than lyrics. Like on "i summon you" and that simple acoustic guitar lick and soft drum; the lyrics just roll off effortlessly as another fabric of the song as a whole ("you got the weight of the world coming down like a mother’s eye / And all that you can / All that you can give is a cold goodbye"). They brings some tricks too, like the reverb/gate of "sister jack" or they xylophone-like FX of "the infinite pet". I always have a blast putting on a Spoon album.
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80/100
From 12/31/2011 23:17
Tracks 2 and 3 warm you up for the middle three tracks which are all kickass Spoon tunes. Altogether a worthwhile album.
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75/100
From 10/07/2010 16:45
It's really a nice aspect of music,i think every one who is fond of listening to music should try this album at least for one time.
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