Odyssey (Fischerspooner album)

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Studio album by Fischerspooner
Released April 5, 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Electroclash, synthpop, electropop
Length 51:26
Label EMI, Capitol
Producer Fischerspooner, Mirwais Ahmadzai, Nicolas Vernhes, Tony Hoffer, Victor Van Vugt, Adam Peters
Fischerspooner chronology
Singles from Odyssey
  1. "Just Let Go"
    Released: 2005 (2005)
  2. "Never Win"
    Released: July 20, 2005 (2005-07-20)[1]
  3. "A Kick In The Teeth/All We Are"
    Released: November 2005 (2005-11)
  4. "We Need a War"
    Released: March 2006 (2006-03)[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 song "Never Win" was featured in the 2006 film Grandma's Boy and was included on the soundtrack.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10)[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]

Odyssey received generally favorable reviews. The album holds a score of 70 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Just Let Go"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner  
2. "Cloud"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/Eric Erlandson/John Wolfington  
3. "Never Win"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/Kyle "Slick" Johnson  
4. "A Kick in the Teeth"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/Linda Perry  
5. "Everything to Gain"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/Nicolas Vernhes  
6. "We Need a War"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/Sontag/ Jimmy Harry  
7. "Get Confused"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/David Byrne/Kyle "Slick" Johnson  
8. "Wednesday"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner  
9. "Happy"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/Linda Perry/Nicolas Vernhes  
10. "Ritz 107"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/Nicolas Vernhes  
11. "All We Are"   Warren Fischer/Casey Spooner/Linda Perry/Nicolas Vernhes  
12. "◯" (Circle (Vision Creation New Sun); Boredoms cover)    


Album charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[9] 95
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[9] 65
French Albums Chart[9] 121
UK Albums Chart[10] 110
U.S. Billboard 200[11] 172
U.S. Top Electronic Albums[11] 2
U.S. Top Heatseekers[11] 11


Single Chart (2005) Peak
"Just Let Go" UK Singles Chart[10] 20
"Just Let Go" U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs[12] 7
"Never Win" Belgian Dance Chart[13] 11
"Never Win" UK Singles Chart[10] 55
"Never Win" U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs[12] 17


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  3. ^ Jeffries, David (2005-04-05). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  4. ^ Dorian Lynskey (2005-04-08). "The Guardian review". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review[dead link]
  6. ^ Schabe, Patrick. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review[dead link]
  8. ^ "Retrieved 2010-05-25". Metacritic.com. 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
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  10. ^ a b c Zobbel.de Artist Search Retrieved 2010-05-23.
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  12. ^ a b Allmusic Album Charts Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  13. ^ "Retrieved 2010-05-23". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-06-01.