Odyssey (Fischerspooner album)

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Odyssey
Odyssey (Fischerspooner album) coverart.jpg
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
#1
(2002)
Odyssey
(2005)
Entertainment
(2009)
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
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10)[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Just Let Go"   Warren Fischer, Casey Spooner 4:15
2. "Cloud"   Fischer, Spooner, Eric Erlandson, John Wolfington 3:33
3. "Never Win"   Fischer, Spooner, Kyle "Slick" Johnson 4:00
4. "A Kick in the Teeth"   Fischer, Spooner, Linda Perry 4:21
5. "Everything to Gain"   Fischer, Spooner, Nicolas Vernhes 4:13
6. "We Need a War"   Fischer, Spooner, Jimmy Harry, Susan Sontag 3:41
7. "Get Confused"   Fischer, Spooner, Johnson, David Byrne 4:11
8. "Wednesday"   Fischer, Spooner 3:27
9. "Happy"   Fischer, Spooner, Perry, Vernhes 4:01
10. "Ritz 107"   Fischer, Spooner, Vernhes 6:35
11. "All We Are"   Fischer, Spooner, Perry, Vernhes 4:41
12. "◯" (Circle (Vision Creation New Sun); Boredoms cover) Boredoms  

Charts[edit]

Album charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
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

Singles[edit]

Single Chart (2005) Peak
position
"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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Retrieved 2010-05-23". Discogs.com. 2005-08-24. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Retrieved 2010-05-23". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  3. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/odyssey/fischerspooner
  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[dead link]
  7. ^ Schabe, Patrick. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  8. ^ Rolling Stone review[dead link]
  9. ^ "Retrieved 2010-05-25". Metacritic.com. 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  10. ^ a b c Album Chart Search Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  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.