By Michael Endelman
Updated November 03, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

The CD to Stranger than Fiction is worth picking up, especially if you like the taut indie rock of Spoon. It features four excellent tracks — one new — from the band and three instrumentals co-written by frontman Britt Daniel. The rest are songs from other groups — Maxïmo Park, the Jam — that sound similar to Spoon.