Britt Daniel is like the MacGyver of indie rock. Armed with only, like, a paper clip, an electric bass and a matchbook, dude manages to assemble streamlined yet deceptively sophisticated pop contraptions that are way more than the sum of their parts. Gimme Fiction lacks some of the wiry energy and bittersweetness that seeped through the cracks of Spoon's breakout Kill The Moonlight disc, but the tunes here are well-crafted, hypnotically hooky and drum-tight. Daniel rolls lyrics around his mouth like he's sucking on a jawbreaker, oozes Talking Heads artiness on the string-laced Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine, grunts and squeals like a rewired Bee Gee on the pulsating I Turn My Camera On, which sounds like an overhauled Take Me Out, and channels Peggy Lee (!) on the sultry Infinite Pet. Perfect thinking person's pop, without a drop of excess.