Gimme Some

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Gimme Some
Peter Bjorn and John - Gimme Some.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 28, 2011
GenreIndie pop, indie rock, neo-psychedelia
Length37:38
LabelCooking Vinyl (UK)
Startime (USA)
ProducerPer Sunding
Peter Bjorn and John chronology
Living Thing
(2009)
Gimme Some
(2011)
Breakin' Point
(2016)
Singles from Gimme Some
  1. "Breaker Breaker"
    Released: Spring 2011
  2. "Second Chance"
    Released: Spring 2011
  3. "Dig a Little Deeper / What I Could Do (If I Wanted To)"
    Released: Record Store Day 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Clash9/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media(6.2/10)[4]
Spin7/10 stars[5]

Gimme Some is the sixth album by Peter Bjorn and John. It was released on 28 March 2011 in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world on Cooking Vinyl, and the following day in the US, on Startime International.

"Breaker, Breaker", "Second Chance", "Dig a Little Deeper" and "May Seem Macabre" were released as singles, the latter as a radio-only single. "Second Chance", which was released on January 24, 2011, is perhaps best known as the opening theme of the American television sitcom 2 Broke Girls. The US tour for Gimme Some was notable for being characterised by free food being provided at each show by a catering company local to the city the band were playing at, tying in with some lyrics and themes of the album's main thematic song "Down Like Me". Live performances from this era were characterised by a back-to-basic, punk-like energy that came as a result of an effort by the band to revert to a more stripped-down sound after the electronic, layered compositions of their previous album Living Thing. Three singles were released from the album: "Breaker Breaker", "Second Chance", and "Dig a Little Deeper". "May Seem Macabre" was also promoted for radio circulation. The band also created a music video in collaboration with Pitchfork.TV of the entire album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tomorrow Has to Wait" – 3:00
  2. "Dig a Little Deeper" – 3:52
  3. "Second Chance" – 4:15
  4. "Eyes" – 2:55
  5. "Breaker Breaker" – 1:41
  6. "May Seem Macabre" – 4:44
  7. "(Don't Let Them) Cool Off" – 2:50
  8. "Black Book" – 1:38
  9. "Down Like Me" – 3:51
  10. "Lies" – 3:13
  11. "I Know You Don't Love Me" – 5:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Gimme Some by Peter Bjorn and John". CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "AllMusic review".
  3. ^ "Peter Bjorn And John - Gimme Some". Clash Music.
  4. ^ "Pitchfork Review".
  5. ^ "SPIN Review".