11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Indie rock connoisseurs will recognise the names behind Divine Fits—Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade), and Sam Brown (New Turk Bombs). The band’s debut album was produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and features five songs apiece by Boeckner and Daniels, plus a cover. From the crisp modern rock tension of “Flaggin’ a Ride” to the acoustic loveliness of the bittersweet “Civilian Stripes” or the haunting “Neopolitans,” Divine Fits prove to be an inspired collective. A Thing Called Divine Fits comes with a five-page digital booklet with lyrics, recording credits, and artwork.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Indie rock connoisseurs will recognise the names behind Divine Fits—Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade), and Sam Brown (New Turk Bombs). The band’s debut album was produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and features five songs apiece by Boeckner and Daniels, plus a cover. From the crisp modern rock tension of “Flaggin’ a Ride” to the acoustic loveliness of the bittersweet “Civilian Stripes” or the haunting “Neopolitans,” Divine Fits prove to be an inspired collective. A Thing Called Divine Fits comes with a five-page digital booklet with lyrics, recording credits, and artwork.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

themostparanoidandroid ,

Spoon and Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs join forces for a satisfying debut

A Thing Called Divine Fits is a general success for Divine Fits and fans. For those of us who listened to Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs or Spoon, you won’t be disappointed in these guys in any way. Dan Boeckner shows that free of Spencer Krug and Alexei Perry, he can still deliver in solid fashion. Britt Daniel has been spot on with each Spoon record since they began, and he is still on a roll. Based on the individual tracks on this record, I would consider this one of the best albums I’ve heard in a while. Even the cover of “Shivers” feels welcome rather than out of place. Lead single “My Love Is Real” has the same throwback feel that Boeckner always brought to Handsome Furs. However, I cannot give this album 5 stars because the songs are great but the album is not perfect. To make an album flow nicely when collaboration between two songwriters occurs can be extremely difficult. Think of Billy Bragg & Wilco or even Wolf Parade’s first record as a good example of collaboration albums, although things between Billy Bragg and Jeff Tweedy did not go over so well. On Wolf Parade’s eponymous debut Apologies to the Queen Mary, Krug and Boeckner danced around each other perfectly and each song seamlessly transitioned into the next. Their second album At Mount Zoomer supplied many good songs, but too much of the other bands the two writers belonged to showed up and left the album generally unbalanced. While A Thing Called Divine Fits may be what fans wanted to hear from their favorite artists, it is not a seamlessly transitioning album that identifies them as a band and makes us forget their other projects. I hear Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs and then Spoon, and then back to Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs again. Where can a true identity be found on this record for Divine Fits? I listen to this album and I CAN’T HELP BUT ENJOY MYSELF (just in case you forgot that I did like the album even though I’m being critical of it). However, I can’t believe these guys are ABSOLUTELY legit yet. They’ve got more to prove for me...

AmericanNitPicker ,

BUY THIS NOW.

Holy frackin' frack this is amazingggggg. ELO-grade percussion. I don't want to stop listening to this ever.

john simon ,

Great album

Long time spoon fan, I purchased the album today after seeing that it was out. Great listening. I dig it! Check it out.

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