Entertainment (album)

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Entertainment
Fischerspooner-Entertainment.jpg
Studio album by Fischerspooner
Released May 4, 2009
Genre Electropop
Producer Fischerspooner, Jeff Saltzman
Fischerspooner chronology
Odyssey
(2005)
Entertainment
(2009)
SIR
(2017)
Singles from Entertainment
  1. "We Are Electric"
  2. "Supply And Demand"
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic60/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
musicOMH[3]
NME3/10[4]
Pitchfork5.8/10[5]

Entertainment is the third studio album by electroclash duo and performance troupe Fischerspooner, released on May 5, 2009 in the United States, and on May 4 around the world. On April 19, 2009 a teaser for this album appeared on YouTube.[6]

Written over a two-year period with producer Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, The Sounds) and recorded independently in a carriage house in Brooklyn with an intimate circle of artists working on the band's live show as Ian Pai, Ben Bromley and Sam Kearney. Other special guests include actress/performance artist Ann Magnuson, UK musician Gabriel Olegavich and electronic collagist Steven Stein.

The first single, "Supply & Demand" was made available as a free mp3 download from the band's website. The album's iTunes bonus track, "Fascinating" is a cover of an unreleased R.E.M. song originally composed for their 2001 album Reveal. Background vocals on "Supply & Demand" were sung by Heather Porcaro.

Entertainment received generally mixed reviews. The album holds a score of 60 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Best Revenge"4:06
2."We Are Electric"4:34
3."Money Can't Dance"6:36
4."In a Modern World"4:29
5."Supply & Demand"4:31
6."Amuse Bouche"4:13
7."Infidels of the World Unite"5:22
8."Door Train Home"4:09
9."Danse en France"5:03
10."To the Moon"3:54
11."Fascinating" (iTunes Bonus Track - R.E.M. cover)4:16

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Top Electronic Albums[8] 7
U.S. Top Heatseekers[8] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entertainment by Fischerspooner". metacritic.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Entertainment - Fischerspooner - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "link". musicomh.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Album review: Fischerspooner - NME". NME. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Fischerspooner: Entertainment Album Review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Fischerspooner - Entertainment Teaser". YouTube. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Entertainment by Fischerspooner". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Allmusic Album Charts Retrieved 2010-05-24.