Fischerspooner is not simply an electroclash act—it is a multimedia experience.
Fischerspooner is not simply an electroclash act—it is a multimedia experience. The group's live shows are the stuff of legend—perhaps that's why the act's debut album, #1, seems a bit disappointing without the corresponding over-the-top visuals. That said, the album has a number of great songs. Lead single "Emerge" is the absolute highlight; it's no wonder the frenzied dance track has been a club staple for months. A cover of Wire's "The 15th" and "Tone Poem" evoke some of Depeche Mode's most tender moments, while the hauntingly sexy "Turn On" boasts the strongest lyrics on the disc. The set includes a bonus track (the Junkie XL remix of "Emerge") and a visually stimulating DVD.—KC