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Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits

August 31, 2012

When I heard about this “supergroup” and the name Britt Daniels of Spoon was in it I was sold. Spoon is for my money one of the finest rock groups around.  I sampled a bit of this on iTunes and it had a real 80s new wave vibe.  The rest of the group is Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown, and Alex Fischel. I can honestly say that means nothing to me.  I don’t know any of these guys beyond the Spoon dude.

I rushed out tonight and picked it up at Best Buy for a mere $7.99.  I am on my first listen and it is fantastic.  It rocks and it discos.  I can see myself dancing to this circa 1982.  But is just edgy enough to make you feel not too sentimental.  It slithers.

On a side note Best Buy is a hot mess, but they currently have free delivery on music – that includes CDs and vinyl.  They pretty much have everything too.  I feel bad for Best Buy.  As a home town company I want them to do well.  I am old enough to have shopped at Sound of Music.  The need to figure out how to be a special store again.  Unfortunately they are nothing special these days – just a messy garage sale with good enough deals that you can’t avoid them.

In summary :  if you like Spoon, if you like skinny tie rock, and you believe that the only bands that matter are Velvet Underground fans than this album is for you.  This is my first review of an album that I have not even finished listening to once – but hey I am on song 10 of 11 and I love it.  The is real, this raw, this is real raw.


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  1. Wolf Parade had a pretty cool album ‘Apologies To The Queen’ (via SubPop) a few years ago. A 9.2 from Pitchfork in 2005 (when Pitchfork reviews really mattered) brought extra attention to it.

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