Odyssey (Fischerspooner album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 5, 2005
GenreElectroclash, synth-pop, electropop
LabelEMI, Capitol
ProducerFischerspooner, Mirwais Ahmadzai, Nicolas Vernhes, Tony Hoffer, Victor Van Vugt, Adam Peters
Fischerspooner chronology
Singles from Odyssey
  1. "Just Let Go"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Never Win"
    Released: July 20, 2005[1]
  3. "A Kick In The Teeth/All We Are"
    Released: November 2005
  4. "We Need a War"
    Released: March 2006[2]

Odyssey is the second full-length album by electroclash duo and performance troupe Fischerspooner, released on April 5, 2005 in the United States, and on April 11 around the world. Despite being recognized as one of the more successful acts from the electroclash scene, Fischerspooner changed their musical direction, and created Odyssey as more of a synthpop record. The album features several guest contributors such as David Byrne, Linda Perry, Hole's guitarist Eric Erlandson, Mirwais and Susan Sontag. The songs "Natural Disaster", "Never Win" and "Happy" were featured in the 2006 film Grandma's Boy and the last two songs were included on the soundtrack.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media(7.3/10)[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]

Odyssey received generally favorable reviews. The album holds a score of 70 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic.[9]

Track listing[edit]

1."Just Let Go"Warren Fischer, Casey Spooner4:15
2."Cloud"Fischer, Spooner, Eric Erlandson, John Wolfington3:33
3."Never Win"Fischer, Spooner, Kyle "Slick" Johnson4:00
4."A Kick in the Teeth"Fischer, Spooner, Linda Perry4:21
5."Everything to Gain"Fischer, Spooner, Nicolas Vernhes4:13
6."We Need a War"Fischer, Spooner, Jimmy Harry, Susan Sontag3:41
7."Get Confused"Fischer, Spooner, Johnson, David Byrne4:11
8."Wednesday"Fischer, Spooner3:27
9."Happy"Fischer, Spooner, Perry, Vernhes4:01
10."Ritz 107"Fischer, Spooner, Vernhes4:36
11."All We Are"Fischer, Spooner, Perry, Vernhes4:41
12."◯" (Circle (Vision Creation New Sun); Boredoms cover)Boredoms6:35
US limited edition bonus track
13."Down Up" (Featuring Lizzy Yoder) 
UK first pressing, and US and Australian limited editions bonus track
13."Just Let Go" (Thin White Duke remix) 
Japan limited edition bonus track
13."Never Win" (Mirwais alternate version) 


Album charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[10] 95
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[10] 65
French Albums Chart[10] 121
UK Albums Chart[11] 110
U.S. Billboard 200[12] 172
U.S. Top Electronic Albums[12] 2
U.S. Top Heatseekers[12] 11


Single Chart (2005) Peak
"Just Let Go" UK Singles Chart[11] 20
"Just Let Go" U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs[13] 7
"Never Win" Belgian Dance Chart[14] 11
"Never Win" UK Singles Chart[11] 55
"Never Win" U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs[13] 17


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  4. ^ Jeffries, David (2005-04-05). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  5. ^ Dorian Lynskey (2005-04-08). "The Guardian review". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review Archived January 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Schabe, Patrick. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-20. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  8. ^ Rolling Stone review Archived May 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Retrieved 2010-05-25". Metacritic.com. 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
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  11. ^ a b c Zobbel.de Artist Search Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  12. ^ a b c Billboard.com artist search Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  13. ^ a b Allmusic Album Charts Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  14. ^ "Retrieved 2010-05-23". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-06-01.