Quick Review (LP): Gimme Some by Peter Bjorn and John

Peter, Bjorn, and John
Gimme Some
Startime; 2011

My Rating: C+ (60/100)

Best Tracks: "Dig A Little Deeper", "May Seem Macabre", "Down Like Me", "I Know You Don’t Love Me"

A little too ready for prime-time.


    • I dug "Young Folks", so I thought I’d check this one out.
    • Kind of a fun power pop album. I think I like it.
    • So that’s how you say "Macabre?"
    • Me likey the guitar on "May Seem Macabre"
    • This is an upfront pop record with big vocals.
    • I think I’ve heard "Second Chance" on TV or something. It’s a decent tune…
    • On second listen, not quite as crazy about it. It strikes a little shallow, as something less than grand.
    • "Black Book" was a turn-off track for me.
    • Nice classic rock riff on "Down Like Me"
    • These guys sort of feel like a Swedish Sebadoh to me. Maybe a little Cars in there too.
    • The last track is pretty sweet. I’ll bet they are pretty strong live.
    • All in all, I feel a little too much like I’m going to hear a selection from this on the hippest new ABC young adult drama. Only I don’t really watch those kinds of shows, so I don’t really know what the heck I’m saying…

Cohesion (4/5)
Concept (3.5/5)
Consistency (4/5)
Consequence (3.5/5)
Songs (4/5)