Spoon – Gimme Fiction
Merge celebrated the records 10th anniversary last year with a reissue, though it wasn’t until earlier this year I picked it up on vinyl. I recall liking some of the tracks back in 2005, but today I’m digging the entire record more than I did then. Who knows – maybe just my frame of mind. Can’t argue that I Turn My Camera On was always irresistible, but now I’m getting into those tunes I neglected then. My Mathematical Mind. A Delicate Place. Hmmm….all of side one, in fact. Perhaps this record deserves the accolades. I cannot say.
I can say I dig it.
I really like the dry, immediate feel of the recording. And, it helps that it sounds a ton better on my turntable – this is a nice pressing. Also, there’s an intimacy to the production. And, a bounce.
Yep. It swings.