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Title: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on February 01, 2005, 10:32:15 PM
Exclusive: Spoon reveal details of new album, due in May
Source: Pitchfork Media

We've finally got the scoop, baby-- Spoon's fifth long player, now-finally-entitled Gimme Fiction , is complete and set to be released May 10 via Merge Records, the band's home since 2000's Loveways EP. And we don't want to blow our cred and sound like fanboys (and girls) or anything here, but we're pretty fucking excited. Yeah, like Who's The Boss on DVD excited. Star Jones at a seafood buffet excited. Sexually excited. And so should you be: Spoon have been rockin' hips consistently since the mid-90s, when Telephono sprang fully-formed from Texas' sole indie hotness hotbed, Austin. Then Britt Daniel and the boys went big time with their second album, got screwed by their record company, wrote a couple songs about it, and eventually ended up on Merge, which really is probably for the best, as it led to 2003's Kill The Moonlight, the band's so-far masterpiece.
But, you know, it's going on three years since Moonlight dropped, and unlike that record, which was released a year after 2001's Girls Can Tell and felt relaxed and maybe even a bit rushed, the band has laboured over Gimme Fiction, with little to no word on the proceedings. Aside from periodically released demos or videos taken from sessions, there was little to tide over the band's rabid fans. But with Merge issuing the new record soon, we're left with a tidy couple of months to repress our big boy crush on Daniel and sharpen our ears for what'll hopefully be a corker. Oh, and we also have a tracklist:

01 The Beast and Dragon, Adored
02 The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine
03 I Turn My Camera On
04 My Mathematical Mind
05 The Delicate Place
06 Sister Jack
07 I Summon You
08 The Infinite Pet
09 Was It You?
10 They Never Got You
11 Merchants of Soul

You may have noticed the band's name in our Coachella report yesterday, cleverly hidden among the Coldplays, NINs (our backwards "N" is at the cleaners), and Bright Eyeses. That, so far, is the only performance Spoon has announced for 2005, but we think you know that we know that you know that they know that that won't be it. Follow?

* Spoon: http://www.spoontheband.com
* Merge Records: http://www.mergerecords.com

who else is excited?!  :-D
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on February 25, 2005, 05:53:10 PM
the album has leaked.  it can be found here... http://www.soundopinions.net/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t7515-50.html

(http://www.matadorrecords.com/images/fullsize/ole-660.jpg)

i'll be very surprised if nobody here listens to this band.  i predict it will be on many top 10 lists for best albums at the end of the year around here.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on February 25, 2005, 10:27:10 PM
I listened to it once through, nothing really blew me away.  All of them were passable, nothing I hated.  Near the end of the album, it got interesting in a few places, namely Was It You? and parts of Merchants Of Soul They Never Got You.  But nothing really unique.  What'd you like, what'd I miss?
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on February 25, 2005, 10:30:36 PM
Quote from: ono mo cuishle
What'd you like, what'd I miss?

you missed their last two excellent albums Girls Can Tell and 2002's minimalist masterpiece Kill The Moonlight.  try tracking those down.  i'm just now hearing this new one today, but it grows with each listen, i've heard it through about 3 times now.  theyre a pretty awesome band and i've found that most of my favorite bands/artists today, none of them 'blew me away' on first listen.  for me, some of the most interesting music takes many listens to absorb, because you keep finding new things.  wilco and arcade fire would be two examples of this.  i think spoon are fairly accessible though and very catchy.  so just keep putting it on and i imagine it will grow.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Bethie on February 26, 2005, 03:33:41 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
and 2002's minimalist masterpiece Kill The Moonlight.  


That's the one I own. I used to play "Small Stakes" and "The Way We Get By" quite a lot at the college radio station last year. Great foot tapping songs.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on March 01, 2005, 08:28:04 PM
ono, The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine and I Summon You are awesome.  so is the whole thing, but those are the first standouts for me.  someone else listen to this and tell me i'm not crazy.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on March 01, 2005, 08:50:03 PM
I listened to it again, and you're right, it does grow on you.  Very nice.  What was really pleasant, though, was digging up The Way We Get By from one of their old albums and realizing that, yeah, I've heard it somewhere else before, really liked it, and had no idea where I heard it.  So yeah, where did I hear it?  Haha.  Maybe it was Conan?

Anyway, revisiting, I really like I Turn My Camera On and My Mathematical Mind.  Nothing transcendental (My Mathematical Mind gets close; it's borderline epic), but everything does get better with each listen.  And check that, Merchants Of Soul is really nice too.  Love the piano from the get-go, and the violins.  The staticky distortion heard in the guitars in some of these songs is probably the most unique thing about these guys.  Maybe it's just me.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: bigperm on March 02, 2005, 08:29:21 AM
I dig em', and I think it sounds great.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on May 09, 2005, 11:02:51 PM
just a reminder: SPOON- GIMME FICTION, my favorite album (so far) of 2005 comes out tomorrow!  anyone tired of their music and looking for something catchy and awesome should give it a shot.  to give anyone an idea of what i like, my top albums of the year are so far....

1. spoon- gimme fiction
2. fiona apple- extraordinary machine
3. ryan adams- cold roses
4. & 5. bright eyes- digital ash & i'm wide awake
6. beck- guero
7. bloc party- silent alarm
8. ben folds- songs for silverman
9. the decemberists- picaresque
10. aimee mann- the forgotten arm


seriously its awesome.  they're the next david garza.  if anyone listens to it or buys it, write in this thread.  i've heard this album like a million times and it might be my favorite of theirs, i think.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: cowboykurtis on May 10, 2005, 12:06:39 AM
spoon is fantastic - they're even more fantastic live.

if anyone is LA based, SPOON is playing an in-store at AMOEBA on WED.

be there or be square.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Pubrick on May 10, 2005, 08:05:45 AM
i downloaded this and deleted it already.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: RegularKarate on May 10, 2005, 01:27:01 PM
Yeah, this album is a step down for Spoon... too bad
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 10, 2005, 02:25:03 PM
Seemed a bit bland... I had higher expectations.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Sleuth on May 10, 2005, 02:33:45 PM
I remember not liking them that much before, but I heard a song from this on the radio and liked it.  I will be downloading this
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Sigur Rós on May 10, 2005, 02:36:31 PM
The album is like a strange girl you see in a bar. At first she doesn't look interesting but once you start conversation with her you found out she is interesting and special.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: kotte on May 10, 2005, 02:38:06 PM
hmm....thought this was something with Spoon Jackson

http://www.spoonjackson.com
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on May 10, 2005, 02:57:19 PM
Quote from: sigur rós
The album is like a strange girl you see in a bar. At first she doesn't look interesting but once you start conversation with her you found out she is interesting and special.

keep listening everyone.  it gets better.  keep me updated with anyones progress!
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 10, 2005, 04:45:46 PM
I bought this instead of the new DMB album, which I didn't want and am a little depressed by that.

My Mathematical Mind  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 10, 2005, 07:18:00 PM
Quote from: ranemaka13
I bought this instead of the new DMB album, which I didn't want and am a little depressed by that.

My Mathematical Mind  :yabbse-thumbup:


Oddly enough, the new DMB was a bit of a let down as well.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 11, 2005, 09:27:30 PM
Spoon'll be in ATL at the Variety on my birthday, June 1st.
Anyone wanna spring for the tickets?  :yabbse-wink: :kiss:
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 12, 2005, 12:25:28 AM
What do we get if we do?




 :kiss:
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 12, 2005, 10:20:22 PM
I promise I'm clean.  :yabbse-wink:
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 12, 2005, 11:53:00 PM
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Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: w/o horse on May 13, 2005, 12:26:16 AM
I was a huge fan of Girls Can Tell, dissapointed by Kill the Moonlight, and equally dissapointed that I was not able to download Gimme Fiction from the link provided.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Reinhold on May 13, 2005, 02:51:08 PM
Quote from: ranemaka13
I bought this instead of the new DMB album, which I didn't want and am a little depressed by that.

My Mathematical Mind  :yabbse-thumbup:


the new dmb album is great if you let it grow on you.

i'm very disappointed to see that some of my favorite new songs from the '04 tour didn't make it on there, though
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Reinhold on May 13, 2005, 02:52:32 PM
Quote from: Losing the Horse:
I was a huge fan of Girls Can Tell, dissapointed by Kill the Moonlight, and equally dissapointed that I was not able to download Gimme Fiction from the link provided.


disappointed by kill the moonlight?!

i was talking about this today with somebody at school... there's so much going on in spite of how stripped down it really is. it's beautifully produced.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 24, 2005, 10:25:56 AM
yo!  mod-age thanks for pimpiong this group. i bought this upon your ercomendation and i fucking love this album....i really like [i summon you]

overall its great shit...

man, you make me so happy that if you were a female over the age of 18 i would by you expensive dinner take you back to my apartment undress you and pour champagne over your tits and lick it off then i woudl go down on you and you wouldn't  even have to return the favor.  then i would cook you breakfast in the morning.....


much props brotha :yabbse-thumbup:

if you know of some  more good shit let a a fellow xixaxer  know   :yabbse-grin:
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on May 24, 2005, 03:14:55 PM
cool!  i'm glad someone is enjoying it.  i'm seeing them next friday (for the first time) at the 9:30 club so i'm pretty psyched about that.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Raikus on May 25, 2005, 02:39:40 PM
Sign me up with Neon. I've been listening to nothing but this album and 'Songs for Silverman' for more than a week.  :yabbse-thumbup: Thanks for the recommend.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on June 02, 2005, 11:54:32 PM
So yeah, I've listened to this even more over the past month since it came out again.  Spoon is still very good, I'm still very impressed, but it's still no Extraordinary Machine (sorry, mod).  And Extraordinary Machine is still no When The Pawn, but that's another thread.

Best tracks?  I Summon You and They Never Got You.  I Summon You for its chilling lyrics, and They Never Got You for its brilliant instrumental it drifts off into during its final minutes.  Very inspiring, that's all I can say about it.  Makes you feel like you can do anything, makes you feel like you can fly, and if that's the only thing I could ask of music, that would be it.

The album still has some weak tracks I can't quite forgive.  I like them okay, but I almost want to skip them when they come on, which isn't good.  Things like Sister Jack, The Infinite Pet, and The Delicate Place should really stay the hell away (though Delicate Place is the most tolerable of those three).

The Beast and Dragon, Adored and The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine are such a strong opening that those weak tracks can be forgiven.  I really love the fantasy fiction theme that seems to be running through this album, and the story told in Monsieur Valentine really elevates that.

I Turn My Camera On and My Mathematical Mind are so catchy, but it's a shame there's no ultimate punch to them.  These songs just kind of plateau and never really go anywhere transcendental.  They could be better, even though they're very well done as they are.  Merchants Of Soul is a good ending, but the album probably should've ended with They Never Got You.  Even though it's too good a track to be stuck at the end of the album, it fits because of its powerful instrumental.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Rudie Obias on June 03, 2005, 01:05:33 AM
well, for me the best album of 2005 (so far) is bloc party.'s silent alarm....
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on June 03, 2005, 01:07:44 AM
I like that album too. The drummer for bloc party is so fucking good. How is he so good? I haven't been able to see them live cause they are playing all the indie festivals in redneck towns, but I want to. A very impressive album, not the best though, chump.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Brazoliange on June 03, 2005, 01:52:01 AM
mine would be Sufjan Stevens's Illinois
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Sleuth on June 04, 2005, 05:06:58 AM
I don't like it








......I like it!
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on June 04, 2005, 11:15:14 AM
man, i saw spoon last night for the first time and they were AWESOME.  i didnt really have any idea what to expect but they sounded great.  and britt as a frontman was awesome.  like shuffling his feet around and stuff.  the songs were way dancier than i expected, like you could not stop moving throughout the whole show.  it was GREAT.  they also played a great setlist of every song i really wanted to hear and even songs which i dont care for as much on the album rocked hard live.  shaftr, you might like to know they came out to prince.  and i turn my camera on was  :shock:   cause you never really know with some of these 'indie' acts what their stage prescence (or lack thereof) will be but they were rocking like they pwned the place.  and they did, it was sold out.  see this band, now.  you will love them even more.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Slick Shoes on June 08, 2005, 12:11:03 PM
Largely due to this forum, I went out and bought Girls Can Tell, then Kill The Moonlight a week later. I had never heard Spoon prior to this. Girls is catchy enough. I should probably like it more than I do. Nothing really stands out on it for me. Just a bunch of decent songs. I willl dutifully continue to play it and hopefully it will grow. Moonlight, on the other hand, grabbed me from the start. Love it. Haven't heard anything from the new one yet. I wanted to start near the beginning. Anyway, thanks Mod for pushing this band and compelling me to seek them out. By the way, have you heard A Series of Sneaks? How is it?
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on June 08, 2005, 07:23:44 PM
i'll be honest.  i got into them in 2002 when Kill The Moonlight came out and I was reading about it everywhere and downloaded Girls Can Tell which I did not get into for years.  it wasnt until recently that i replayed that stuff and really liked it.  a series of sneaks i think has a handful of good songs but for the most part is sort of skippable, (i've never even heard their debut album telephono).  so in my mind, spoons catalog starts with GCT where they sort of became the modern spoon.  the new cd is great, and you will like it.  hold onto GCT though, cause maybe not now, but someday you will get into it.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: noyes on June 09, 2005, 06:03:14 PM
Spoon on Morning Becomes Eclectic:  http://kcrw.com/smil/mb050513Spoon.ram
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Brazoliange on June 12, 2005, 03:57:46 PM
I like it
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Slick Shoes on June 22, 2005, 05:01:47 PM
I saw these guys last night. It was a good show, sold out.

They rocked pretty hard. Highlights for me included the first three songs off Gimme Fiction (Beast and Dragon Adored, Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine, I Turn My Camera On.) My Mathematical Mind definitely benefitted from being played live. I was never a big fan of that song until last night. They also played some stuff from Girls Can Tell, like Me and the Bean. The crowd went nuts for Small Stakes and The Way We Get By, but that's no surprise. Mod, you are right, the songs are very danceable. Actually, I read somewhere that Britt Daniels' original intention was to make Gimme Fiction a dance album. Oddly, the crowd was very subdued throughout the evening. Mostly just a lot of headbobbing going on. It's not hard to see how these guys have achieved some success. They have a veritable arsenal of really solid songs.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on June 24, 2005, 12:42:05 PM
I think the album is fantastic. Not the best of the year, but it deserves recognition for one of the best of the year. It's so much different than kill the moonlight. I had alot of fun with kill the moonlight, but never really spent time with it, as in pacing around the living room listening to it, just playing it during hangouts and in the backgrounds. Gimme Fiction has me pacing, The Beast And Dragon, Adored is a great opener, really sets the mood for the album. I think my favorite track is my mathematical mind, it's just really fun and reallyyyy good.  I wish it was a little longer, but who really needs filler? Good album.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on July 03, 2005, 01:01:20 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
i'll be honest.  i got into them in 2002 when Kill The Moonlight came out and I was reading about it everywhere and downloaded Girls Can Tell which I did not get into for years.  it wasnt until recently that i replayed that stuff and really liked it.  a series of sneaks i think has a handful of good songs but for the most part is sort of skippable, (i've never even heard their debut album telephono).  so in my mind, spoons catalog starts with GCT where they sort of became the modern spoon.  the new cd is great, and you will like it.  hold onto GCT though, cause maybe not now, but someday you will get into it.


You've gotta get "Telophono".  If for nothing else than the song "Plastic Mylar", which is my favorite Spoon song there is.  And I agree about "Series of Sneaks"... a little bit of cream amidst the filler.  I haven't heard the new album yet, but I'm hoping there's a little more of a return to the rock edge that they stepped away from on "Kill The Moonlight" (not that there was anything wrong with that).
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Ghostboy on July 03, 2005, 05:00:25 AM
So I was thinking I might pick this up tomorrow. I have no idea what it - or the band - sounds like. Albums referenced in this thread, perhaps not in relation to this album whatsoever but referenced nonetheless and thus comparable in a subconscious manner, include DMB (who I nearly hate) and Fiona Apple (who I adore beyond reason) and Ryan Adams (who puts me to sleep) and Sujifan Stevens (who I love).

However, I haven't bought enough albums this year, and this seems popular and the cover is cool, so I'm going to follow the crowd and try it out.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Pubrick on July 03, 2005, 07:08:03 AM
Quote from: Ghostboy
DMB (who I nearly hate) and Fiona Apple (who I adore beyond reason) and Ryan Adams (who puts me to sleep) and Sujifan Stevens (who I love).

they are nothing like any of those.

the crowd is wrong on this one i'm afraid.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on July 03, 2005, 11:01:09 AM
Quote from: Ghostboy
However, I haven't bought enough albums this year, and this seems popular and the cover is cool, so I'm going to follow the crowd and try it out.

they're from texas!  you will love it.  not in a mindblowingly radiohead way, but in a damn, i've only bought one other cd this year and this one is even better than that one kinda way.  be sure to give us your impressions in this thread.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Sleuth on July 03, 2005, 11:50:39 AM
I don't know why, but they remind me of the 80s and not in a The Killers Are Trying Really Hard way
 they have a pretty bare kind of sound (?) which throws that off

The closest of those listed musicians that matches Spoon is Runhg, Ryahng, oh god, I can't even say it without getting nauseous

Spoon is good though, I am betting you'll like it
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Ghostboy on July 03, 2005, 02:17:42 PM
As soon as I picked it up and saw the track listing, I recognized that I Turn The Camera On song, which I've heard a handful of times and kinda liked. So now...I've almost made it through the whole thing so far, and part of me likes it and part of me is kinda bored. It reminds of listening to the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack, where the Placebo stuff is good and all but it really just makes you want to go listen to some vintage Bowie. This is like that for me at the moment.

It's actually really hard for more straightforward rock/pop to impress me these days, but let's see if that whole growing-on-you-thing works.

Quote from: Sleuth

The closest of those listed musicians that matches Spoon is Runhg, Ryahng, oh god, I can't even say it without getting nauseous


That's hilarious (and understandable).
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: GoneSavage on July 03, 2005, 06:20:24 PM
I Turn My Camera On is like watching a metronome.  I hear nothing but good things about these guys so I hope the other songs on the record are better than that one.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on July 07, 2005, 07:14:11 PM
I'm a little disappointed.  Not my favorite album of the year so far.  That would be the Stereophonics' "Language, Sex, Violence, Other?"... which itself isn't as good as their last album, "You Gotta Go There To Come Back".

How can a Spoon album not have a single catchy song on it?   :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on July 07, 2005, 10:17:01 PM
Quote from: polkablues
How can a Spoon album not have a single catchy song on it?   :yabbse-undecided:

it can't.  see: every song on album.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on July 07, 2005, 10:34:54 PM
I'm trying so hard, I swear to god... I've loved Spoon for so long, I feel I owe it to them.  But this album just feels more like good background music than anything I want to actively listen to.  

Who knows, though.  Maybe it'll sneak up on me, kind of like Bright Eyes' "Lifted" did (I was bored pantsless by that album the first time I listened to it, and now I'm addicted).  I'm not giving up... I just miss songs like "Utilitarian", or "Reservations", or "I Didn't Come Here To Die"... songs that grab you by the balls and squeeze.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Raikus on July 08, 2005, 09:38:29 AM
Quote from: GoneSavage
I Turn My Camera On is like watching a metronome.  I hear nothing but good things about these guys so I hope the other songs on the record are better than that one.

If it matters any that's my least favorite song on there. In fact, I think every other song on there is Great to Excellent, but I usually skip Camera when it comes up.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on July 08, 2005, 10:35:37 AM
yeah, it wasnt one of my favorites either but it rocks live.  i have a new appreciation for it now.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: GoneSavage on July 08, 2005, 03:04:05 PM
Quote from: Raikus
Quote from: GoneSavage
I Turn My Camera On is like watching a metronome.  I hear nothing but good things about these guys so I hope the other songs on the record are better than that one.

If it matters any that's my least favorite song on there. In fact, I think every other song on there is Great to Excellent, but I usually skip Camera when it comes up.

Thanks, Raikus.  I've seen a lot of adoration for this band over the past few years and had never made the effort to seek them out.  The radio station here started playing that song and it just didn't impress me, but I'll take your word and see if anything else of theirs suits me better.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on July 08, 2005, 06:12:03 PM
yeah, no problem.
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: NEON MERCURY on July 10, 2005, 08:02:13 PM
Quote from: Raikus
Quote from: GoneSavage
I Turn My Camera On is like watching a metronome.  I hear nothing but good things about these guys so I hope the other songs on the record are better than that one.

If it matters any that's my least favorite song on there. In fact, I think every other song on there is Great to Excellent, but I usually skip Camera when it comes up.



yeah, 'i turn my camera on' is actaully on eof the weaker songs.  i liked it at first b/c its got some cool falsetto singing r&b hip-hopesque thing going for it...its th emost unique son gonth ealbum...but i seriously think the standout tracks are 'i summon you' and 'missoure valentine'...'i turn my camera on' gets old b/c its the same thing over and over....
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on October 04, 2005, 10:57:53 PM
i went on a long driving trip and i've had buying this album on the backburner for a while, so i picked it up. first listen through i took it to be a little too straightforward rock. the drums are almost like a metronome and everything is so clean. then after listening to it some more it really sunk into my brain. i also listened to it on headphones the other day and noticed there are a lot of little things sorta burried in the mix.

what spoon album would you recommend next?
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on October 04, 2005, 11:04:39 PM
Quote from: bigideas
i went on a long driving trip and i've had buying this album on the backburner for a while, so i picked it up. first listen through i took it to be a little too straightforward rock. the drums are almost like a metronome and everything is so clean. then after listening to it some more it really sunk into my brain. i also listened to it on headphones the other day and noticed there are a lot of little things sorta burried in the mix.

what spoon album would you recommend next?


"Girls Can Tell".  Their one truly perfect album.  Then "Kill The Moonlight".  If you're still on board at that point, grab "A Series of Sneaks" and "Telefono".
Title: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Figure 8 on October 05, 2005, 01:42:28 PM
I second "Girls Can Tell."
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on March 21, 2006, 03:54:55 PM
Last summer, after basking in Gimme Fiction's glow long enough, I bought Kill the Moonlight, Girls Can Tell, Love Ways, and later A Series of Sneaks.  After having been acquainted with these guys for over a year, a couple impressions: how are they not more popular?  I Summon You is glorious, and for being rock pop, it should have gotten more attention than it's been given.  It's a great song that should make anyone's ears perk up immediately.  As for the older albums, Kill the Moonlight is okay but somewhat tame.  It does have a few memorable tracks in Stay Don't Go, Paper Tiger, and the ever rockin' Back to the Life.  polka's right, Girls Can Tell is their masterpiece.  So many solid songs, but only two truly amazing ones: Me and the Bean and the beautiful instrumental This Book Is A Movie.  Despite this, I think overall I'm more fond of Gimme Fiction.

I think A Series of Sneaks is a bit underrated.  An apt title, power rock that comes at you quick and leaves an indelible impression starting with Utilitarian, and then with 30 Gallon Tank and Metal Detektor (my favorite on the album), through to Staring at the Board, No You're Not, Quincy Punk Episode and Laffitte Don't Fail Me Now.  The Love Ways EP is also incredibly solid, with all tracks worthy of more than just a few listens.

Recently, I got a hold of Telephono and Soft Effects EP, and was amused but not blown away by anything yet.  All of their stuff takes a while to grow on you and must be given a chance.  From Telephono, Not Turning Off and Nefarious are standouts (not to mention Nefarious is darkly hilarious).  Soft Effects hasn't really gelled for me yet, though Mountains to Sound is a solid opening to their typical hey, look-what-we-can-do EP.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on March 21, 2006, 06:58:14 PM
any know what song AMC was using to promote their new series?
it featured piano and i know it's not on Gimme Fiction of Girls Can Tell.
the simple guess would be Kill the Moonlight, but i'm more hoping someone knows exactly what i'm talking about.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on March 21, 2006, 07:26:32 PM
What new series?  Got a clip?
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on March 21, 2006, 10:06:26 PM
they were advertising it for a while. i want to say it's called Hustle and sorta a money/casino-y show. i haven't look for it in depth. just hoping someone would know offhand.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on March 22, 2006, 12:30:28 AM
Here's a nice little review of A Series of Sneak: http://www.cokemachineglow.com/reviews/spoon_sneaks1998.html

Anyway, Spoon is one of my favorite bands. I love all of their albums except for Telephono and the EPs which I think are decent (except for the Agony of Laffitte, love that shit).

Anything You Want. Oh man. I tell you what.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on March 22, 2006, 02:05:04 AM
any know what song AMC was using to promote their new series?
it featured piano and i know it's not on Gimme Fiction of Girls Can Tell.
the simple guess would be Kill the Moonlight, but i'm more hoping someone knows exactly what i'm talking about.

I haven't seen the ad, but from your description it's almost certainly off of Kill The Moonlight, and it's most likely "The Way We Get By".

I love all of their albums except for Telephono and the EPs which I think are decent (except for the Agony of Laffitte, love that shit).

I think you gotta give Telephono another chance.  For one thing, "Plastic Mylar" is still my favorite Spoon song of all time.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on March 22, 2006, 03:03:59 AM
Oh, I think it's a solid little album, just not one I like listening to very much. I'll give'er another chance tomorrow though.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on March 22, 2006, 10:03:26 PM
alright polka, i listened to the clip of the song on amazon and i'm fairly certain that's it.
thanks.
i'll have to pick up that album sometime.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on April 11, 2006, 02:07:44 PM
News on what's coming for Spoon: http://pitchforkmedia.com/news/06-04/11.shtml#spoon
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: sickfins on December 03, 2006, 09:32:33 PM
jon brion and spoon!

http://www.fairfax-avenue.com/index.php?id=2006/12/02
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 15, 2007, 10:02:15 PM
New song. http://filexoom.com/files/2007/3/28/65636/Ghost.mp3

It sounds very mature, almost reminds me of what Small Stakes would sound like had they made it NOW, but nothing like a single so maybe it's just a leaked track, or even a B-Side.

I hear no Jon Brion, so maybe he didn't work on the new album.

One of my most anticipated albums of the summer.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on May 15, 2007, 11:20:54 PM
i believe its track 2 on the album.  and of the songs they worked with Brion on, i believe that only 1 is on the album.  its also one of my most anticipated lps of the summer.  maybe THE.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on May 15, 2007, 11:34:45 PM
I promise to love this one.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 15, 2007, 11:57:52 PM
What do you guys think of the song?

Mod, you should update the thread title.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on May 16, 2007, 12:12:34 AM
What do you guys think of the song?

Well, it hasn't leaped up the list of my favorite Spoon songs, but I definitely dug it, and I'm sure I would like it even better in the context of the album.  I like how it feels like a bit of a departure from the overly smooth production that turned me off of Gimme Fiction; it has that level of rawness that I love and expect from Spoon.  But really, all it's going to take for me to prefer the new album to Gimme Fiction is simply not having "I Turn My Camera On" on it.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on May 16, 2007, 12:15:16 AM
its also one of my most anticipated lps of the summer.  maybe THE.

Straight up.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 16, 2007, 08:48:29 AM
Well, it's up on OiNK, so I'm sure it's gonna spread like wildfire. Downloading now.
Title: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: sickfins on May 16, 2007, 02:07:52 PM
just so you fellas know, mr. brion only produced 'the underdog', everything else is spoon's usual guy...what's his face.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on May 16, 2007, 10:41:09 PM
A lot of these songs sound like a mix between "Was It You" and songs like "The Way We Get By" or "Take the Fifth". Only song I skip is "The Ghost of You Lingers". Favorites so far are "You Got Yr Cherry Bomb" and "Don't You Evah".
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on May 17, 2007, 08:15:53 AM
Favorites so far are "You Got Yr Cherry Bomb"
YES.  I think I listened to that song 30 times yesterday.
Title: Re: Spoon: Gimme Fiction ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2005 (So Far)!
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on May 17, 2007, 12:57:49 PM
Quote from: ono mo cuishle
What'd you like, what'd I miss?
you missed their last two excellent albums Girls Can Tell and 2002's minimalist masterpiece Kill The Moonlight.  try tracking those down.  i'm just now hearing this new one today, but it grows with each listen, i've heard it through about 3 times now.  theyre a pretty awesome band and i've found that most of my favorite bands/artists today, none of them 'blew me away' on first listen.  for me, some of the most interesting music takes many listens to absorb, because you keep finding new things.  wilco and arcade fire would be two examples of this.  i think spoon are fairly accessible though and very catchy.  so just keep putting it on and i imagine it will grow.

modage I just took your advice from some time ago about this band (and the birth of the new album), I must say most of it is just great. Thank you people.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 20, 2007, 10:30:25 PM
I've been listening to it since it leaked. It's good, but not great. It's just a cute, fun, short record. It lacks the creativeness of Gimme Fiction. You will not find ANY epic tracks on Gax4 like Gimme Fiction had with The Beast And Dragon, Adored and My Mathematical Mind.

It's a summer record. It's a definite step backwards, but in a good way, since it matches their earlier work well, but doesn't surpass it.

Britt Daniel is an amazing musician though.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on May 21, 2007, 01:41:44 AM
i agree with everything you wrote. it's kind of a let down because gimme fiction is so huge and all, but i really like pretty much all of the songs.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on May 21, 2007, 07:33:04 PM
i heard/watched Ghost from a Pitchfork link.
didn't do too much for me.

i picked up KTM not too long ago.
i think my favorite of the last 3 is Girls. KTM isn't bad, but i don't get why they didn't flesh out the super short songs on side 2.
anyone know what's going on in track 4?
surely his voice is sped up or he sucked on hellium before each take.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 21, 2007, 07:51:50 PM
Did you get it on cassette?
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on May 21, 2007, 08:29:50 PM
anyone know what's going on in track 4?
surely his voice is sped up or he sucked on hellium before each take.

i don't know what you're talkin about but that shit is awesome. favorite song on the album.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on May 21, 2007, 10:04:26 PM
anyone know what's going on in track 4?
surely his voice is sped up or he sucked on hellium before each take.

i don't know what you're talkin about but that shit is awesome. favorite song on the album.
CD.

his voice sounds higher and different than on any other track of theirs i've heard (to me anyways). sorta like McCartney and When I'm Sixty-Four - it was sped up.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 21, 2007, 10:19:11 PM
YOUR JUST NOT LISTENING TO IT RITE.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on May 22, 2007, 04:23:46 PM
YOUR JUST NOT LISTENING TO IT RITE.

i listen critically and even studied recording music and dabble in it, so i know some of the tricks of the trade.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: cron on May 22, 2007, 06:51:30 PM
YOUR JUST NOT LISTENING TO IT RITE.

i listen critically and even studied recording music and dabble in it, so i know some of the tricks of the trade.

can you give me some tips on how to listen rite?  pretty please with a cherry on top.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on May 22, 2007, 10:02:17 PM
YOUR JUST NOT LISTENING TO IT RITE.

i listen critically and even studied recording music and dabble in it, so i know some of the tricks of the trade.

can you give me some tips on how to listen rite?  pretty please with a cherry on top.

i'll take this as the sarcasm it is, but try this:

if you have headphones try to listen to the track and really single out the main vocal.

before i ever messed with recording i never thought about all the types of reverbs, eq, etc, that are used all the time. beforehand i always thought John Lennon had an odd voice and it wasn't until later that i learned he tried to bury his voice a lot so he would put it through different stuff.

for instance with Kill the Moonlight. on the first track - notice the reverb or echo effect on britt's vocals? every time i hear that i think of richard ashcroft/the verve and the urban hymns album because they use a very similar reverb.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on May 22, 2007, 10:10:13 PM
This is like when I used to always hear a fart early and at the halfway part of The Tourist on OK Computer. I went nuts and spent years throwing the song through different audio machines and programs trying to pinpoint that noise and it's cause and effect.

Then I stopped smoking pot.

Then I got my drivers license.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on May 22, 2007, 10:26:36 PM
there is a seemingly random organ note during Let Down which i don't think i noticed until i read that somewhere.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on May 23, 2007, 01:02:18 AM
if you listen close enough it becomes apparent that a dog plays drums on "rhthm & soul"
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: cron on May 23, 2007, 09:57:08 AM
YOUR JUST NOT LISTENING TO IT RITE.

i listen critically and even studied recording music and dabble in it, so i know some of the tricks of the trade.

can you give me some tips on how to listen rite?  pretty please with a cherry on top.

i'll take this as the sarcasm it is, but try this:

if you have headphones try to listen to the track and really single out the main vocal.

before i ever messed with recording i never thought about all the types of reverbs, eq, etc, that are used all the time. beforehand i always thought John Lennon had an odd voice and it wasn't until later that i learned he tried to bury his voice a lot so he would put it through different stuff.

for instance with Kill the Moonlight. on the first track - notice the reverb or echo effect on britt's vocals? every time i hear that i think of richard ashcroft/the verve and the urban hymns album because they use a very similar reverb.


you'll know when i'm being sarcastic. thankee
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on May 23, 2007, 11:20:35 AM
sooooo.........Spoon live?

howsit?
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on June 11, 2007, 11:25:01 AM
sooooo.........Spoon live?

howsit?

"how wuudeeeee!"
-Stephanie Tanner

i'll be nice anyway...(even though most have probably downloaded it)

http://www.mergerecords.com/gagagajuke/
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: modage on June 11, 2007, 11:45:44 AM
spoon are great live!  bring your dancin' shoes.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on June 11, 2007, 10:08:01 PM
if you buy vinyl singles, i suggest getting Someone Something. it's got too good b-sides not on KTM.

did any of you get in on the first 200 preorders for Ga x 5?

you get a 7" with two non-album tracks that is signed by Britt. i lucked out and happened to check up on the album on Merge the day it went on preorder. that afternoon i tried to post here but the post wouldn't go through for some reason.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: grand theft sparrow on June 14, 2007, 09:22:58 AM
Favorites so far are "You Got Yr Cherry Bomb"
YES.  I think I listened to that song 30 times yesterday.

That's been me since yesterday.  I just can't get enough of that song.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on July 06, 2007, 07:10:39 PM
got my preorder today.

13.50 no shipping charge got me:

-the album in nice glossy digipak with bonus disc (i think all the first pressings will have this)
-gagaga button
-Merge sticker
-pretty large gagaga poster
-band signed 7" with Underdog demo and non-album track with super long title

apparently Britt signs his name, "BD."

i haven't heard the record yet, but i did see the Underdog video yesterday and it was great - appears to be one unbroken shot, but i do remember a place early that could have been a Rope-esque edit.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on July 08, 2007, 09:11:53 PM
How great is The Underdog? I'd like to hear a whole album of nothing but Spoon and Brion collaborations.

Does anyone know if Brion did any other tracks that were on the bonus EP?
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on July 13, 2007, 11:20:28 PM
for people who've never listened or gotten into spoon, i uploaded some of my favorite Spoon Tunes (TM) for a friend, and here they are for y'all too

http://download.yousendit.com/4C48349213E2C4A5

1. Spoon - The Way We Get By (2:42)
2. Spoon - Sister Jack (3:35)
3. Spoon - All The Pretty Girls Go To The City (3:14)
4. Spoon - The Underdog (3:42)
5. Spoon - Anything You Want (2:16)
6. Spoon - Me and the Bean (3:33)
7. Spoon - Don't You Evah (3:36)
8. Spoon - I Turn My Camera On (3:32)
9. Spoon - Something To Look Forward To (2:19)
10. Spoon - Everything Hits at Once (4:04)
11. Spoon - I Summon You (3:55)
12. Spoon - Black Like Me (3:25)
13. Spoon - Metal Detektor (live) (2:04)
14. Spoon - Sister Jack [Piano Demo] (1:42)
15. Spoon - Advance Cassette (3:00)
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on July 13, 2007, 11:57:14 PM
Cool mix. Take a walk would have fit perfect in between 8 and 9.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on July 14, 2007, 12:24:29 AM
no love for Beast and Dragon?

Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Stefen on July 14, 2007, 12:35:50 AM
That's kind of too epic to put on there.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on July 14, 2007, 12:54:51 AM
could be.

i'm glad you put Don't You Evah on there. this is my favorite on the album and it's getting neglected in all the reviews i've read (other than to mention that it's a cover) while people are going 'ga ga' over Cherry Bomb. i love the backing to that track (i keep thinking of the Stones' Under My Thumb) but the vocals are too distorted and it's just not very melodic to me. i still like it, but not like everyone else seems to.

i'm really wondering what the original version of Don't sounds like...
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: I Love a Magician on July 14, 2007, 12:59:20 AM
nah man i love the beast and dragon adored. gimmie fiction is probably my favorite album of '05. couldn't really put every spoon song that i like on there because it would quickly become a mellon collie type collection. i just put a couple songs on there from each album that i thought would best grab my friend's attention.
Title: Spoon: Transference ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2010 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on January 10, 2010, 01:38:38 AM
I like the part where I had no clue a new Spoon album was in the works (other than "hey, it's been over two years!") and then it leaked.

Before Destruction is de(struct-a)licious!

Are you quite certain, love?  Is Love Forever?  Wow.  Just two knee-jerk reactions, 'cause I'm loving this even more than Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, which was so slight, especially after the majesty of Gimme Fiction.  I wanna talk, but first I wanna listen.  Thanks for the heads up in the Now Playing thread.  More later!
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on January 10, 2010, 02:31:46 AM
Spoon is a band I'm always interested in hearing new things from, though I haven't loved one of their albums unreservedly since Girls Can Tell. They started getting really good at production from Kill the Moonlight on, which is great and they've done nothing but impressive work since then, but I still always long for the rawness of their first three albums.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: tpfkabi on January 11, 2010, 02:24:28 PM
i wasn't crazy about the one or two songs i heard, but i'll definitely get the album when it comes out.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on June 13, 2014, 02:55:27 PM
Spoon is back together with new album, They Want My Soul, dropping August 5th.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KTZAL9G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: polkablues on June 13, 2014, 04:59:21 PM
The loosest they've sounded in over a decade. I'm for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOPfmfRVWmk
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: Bethie on September 05, 2014, 09:00:09 PM
I just saw them last week! It was a good show. the new album is top notch.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on January 27, 2017, 06:11:37 PM
Spoon teased a new album recently, and released a single on Spotify.  So, while the world may be going to Helena Handbasket, there's that.
Title: Re: Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga ~ THE BEST ALBUM OF 2007 (So Far)!
Post by: ono on March 29, 2017, 06:59:27 PM
Spoon's new album is pretty damn good.  Hot Thoughts is such a catchy title track, and I really love the ending track, Us.  Like nothing they've ever done before, though if pressed I would say shades of This Book is a Movie or maybe stuff on A Series of Sneaks.  The song Shotgun is deserving of a better title.  Those are the ones that stick out so far, though I've only had a week and a half of commute time to listen to them yet.