Forgive my slothiness (is slothiness even a word?) for not discovering Spoon's Gimme Fiction 'till now. The album, which was relased in May of 2005, has been described by the Tuscon Weekly as their "most fully realized album to date." I'd have to agree.
The record covers all areas of the alternative rock spectrum; from the Scissor Sisters sounding 'I Turn My Camera On' to the Beatles-revivalist 'The Beast and The Dragon, Adored.' But to put Gimme Fiction into the terms of other-band-emulators is a dangerous misconception. The band is orignal, and has proven so for the last twelve years.
Posted below are three different songs from the album that I think will give any newbie to the recording a fair shot at developing their own appraisal of the band's latest effort.
Spoon - The Beast and Dragon, Adored
Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
Spoon - They Never Got You