Fischerspooner - SIR
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2018 Ratings: #655 / 726
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
2018 Ratings: #759
February 16, 2018 / Release Date
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Ultra / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions
Rich with electronic synth-pop, the band crafts a dark world to tell stories from the troubled places. Though the album’s flow might not always feel consistent, Fischerspooner is always saying something important.
80
GIGsoup
Despite their extended hiatus, Fischerspooner have shown that they haven’t missed a step and will continue to remain relevant, unabashed and exciting for many years to come.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Delivering on both slow-burn emotional complexity and quick-hit thrills, Sir is a welcome return for an underrated group whose influence on contemporary pop music is often overlooked.

70
God Is in the TV

At its best, SIR is a strong statement on letting loose about your identity in a time when being any kind of perceived outsider is scary. It’s questionable whether people will give this misunderstood group another chance in this shifting musical landscape. They’ve certainly given themselves a good shot.

70
PopMatters

Four albums later, Fischerspooner have proven they are anything but a one-hit wonder. Only time will tell if those few dazzling tracks on Sir are an isolated accident or a foretaste of greater things to come.

70
Under The Radar

Sir is a reputable array of dance-pop staples, the likes of which will please Fischerspooner fans of this and past generations.

67
A.V. Club

Sir updates Fischerspooner’s old cocaine throb to surprisingly modern, still sleazily enjoyable, then inevitably exhausting results.

60
The Skinny

Sir is as extroverted as Spooner’s recent experiences, but some occasional, additional restraint may have added extra punch to its more introverted moments.

60
NME
When Spooner really wants to trip you up with something this honest, you will fall – and accordingly, the more unapologetic and direct the lyrics, the better the songs.
58
Pitchfork

Sir starts sexy, finishes sad, and boasts a quartet of bangers in between. Unfortunately, that leaves you with more than half the album left to endure.

50
The 405

Sir occasionally works as an aggregate of flattering bric-a-brac and is irrepressibly sexy, but when its production’s skin-deep charm peels away there’s little to compel a return.

40
The Observer

In the anonymous fleshpots of Spotify playlists, where you can be seduced by a series of songs without knowing anything of their context, Sir will struggle.

40
Loud and Quiet
As they enter their third decade as a band, Fischerspooner sound the same as they did in 1998, and ‘SIR’ comes off as a case study on déjà vu.
90
If you loved Soft Cell "Non Stop Erotic Cafe" album you will love this. Excellent sexy and sleazy electronic music.
Moodiest
70
Sir, produced by Michale Stripe (?) documents a gay and lusty journey through what seems to be the gay scene of Brazil. It's not as energetic as previous releases, but it's a good album to get ready for a gay night out. Standouts: TopBrazil, Togetherness & I need love.
plowo
73
Fischerspooner is one of the most famous electroclash groups and they've came back almost 9 years after their last album. SIR is an electropop/electroclash album like their previous, fulfilled with danceble tracks and lyrics that talk about the sexual and love stuff with a LGBT view. Even though, the singles are great, the rest of the album is a little bit bland and repetitive, but it doesn't me the songs are bad.

Favs: Stranger Strange, TopBrazil, Togetherness (feat. Caroline Polachek), Have ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Stranger Strange
  2. TopBrazil
  3. Togetherness (feat. Caroline Polachek)
  4. Everything Is Just Alright
  5. Have Fun Tonight
  6. Discreet
  7. Strut
  8. Get It On
  9. I Need Love
  10. Butterscotch Goddam (feat. Johnny Magee)
  11. Dark Pink
  12. Try Again (feat. Andy LeMaster)
  13. Oh Rio (feat. Holly Miranda)
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