Monday, February 1, 2010
After 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, I had high hopes coming in to Spoon's newest album Transference. Luckily, I was not disappointed. Spoon returns with an album that is similar yet at the same time different than previous works. There are still the same killer pop hooks with Brit Daniel's distinctive lyrics and vocals. At the same time, however, the songs seem less in your face and fast paced, with Spoon opting instead for a more experimental slower sound. While this could be a recipe for disaster if not done right, the band pulls it off to create another great album. Highlights for me include: "Who Makes Your Money" (an instant favourite), "Goodnight Laura" (which has the feel of classic Beatles) and "Trouble Comes Running."