SPOON is a band WHO MAKES good music, I’m just not sure if YOUR MONEY hasn’t GOT NUFFIN better to buy

some try to get there with no place to go

♫ Spoon – Who Makes Your Money

My passion for Spoon has never been particularly strong but it definitely peaked with Gimmie Fiction and “The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine.” Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga seemed solid enough but never demanded repeated listens. Then I caught them perform between MGMT and Beck at the Hollywood Bowl and they put on a show that made me really want to like them. However, now we’ve finally got Transference, I’m still kinda struggling. “Who Makes Your Money” nails it as a spaced out drum-creep jam and I have no problem grooving along. “Got Nuffin” is my rocker off the album, it’s tight drums and conversational guitar-work the perfect vehicle for Brit Daniels’ unique voice. In general though, I feel a bit like the dude in the photo when I listen to this album. Neither moved enough to perk up nor enough to turn it off. It’s not offensive, just not my favorite. Knowing my history with the band that may mean little to you. I’d be curious to hear from you Spoon fans out there on your thoughts on Transference. In the meantime I’ll be enjoying the few tracks I am on board with.

♫ Spoon – Got Nuffin

♫ Spoon – Written in Reverse // UPDATE: Web Sheriff wasn’t happy with any tracks up except lead single, “Written In Reverse.” So here it is. You can still stream the album at Spoon’s website.

Bury your face in MySpace /// eMusic too

5 replies
  1. websheriff
    websheriff says:

    WEB SHERIFF
    Who You Gonna Call
    Tel 44-(0)208-323 8013
    Fax 44-(0)208 323 8080
    websheriff@websheriff.com
    http://www.websheriff.com

    Hi TBE,

    On behalf of Merge Records and Spoon, we would kindly ask you not to post copies of “Transference” on your site (or any non-preview tracks from Spoon's new chart-topping album).

    We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting Spoon, but the label and artist would greatly appreciate your co-operation in removing your links to the pirate files in question.

    Thank you for respecting the artist's and label's wishes and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then a full length version of “Written in Reverse” is available for fans and bloggers to post / host / share etc at http://www.mergerecords.com/blog/2010/02/new-spoon-vid... … .. for further details of the new album, on-line promotions, videos and 2010 shows, check-out the band's official site at http://www.spoontheband.com and keep an eye on official sources for details of further Spoon news, preview material and on-line promotions.

    Also and as a goodwill gesture to fans and bloggers, an exclusive preview stream of the full album is now available via the label's and the band's sites at http://www.mergerecords.com/store/jukebox2.php?catalog... and http://www.spoontheband.com … .. this is for hyper-linking ONLY and for streaming by fans directly off the official sites, so please reciprocate this goodwill gesture by NOT ripping or embedding these files.

    As you will appreciate, this post is written on a without prejudice basis and, as such, all of our clients' accumulated, worldwide rights and remedies remain strictly reserved : please excuse this required formality.

    With Thanks & Regards,

    WEB SHERIFF

  2. websheriff
    websheriff says:

    WEB SHERIFF
    Who You Gonna Call
    Tel 44-(0)208-323 8013
    Fax 44-(0)208 323 8080
    websheriff@websheriff.com
    http://www.websheriff.com

    Hey TBE,

    Many thanks for posting links to the official preview track and album stream … .. and “No Problemo” … .. there should also be more on-line promotions coming-up, so do keep-an-eye on the band's site for further info.

    All The Best,

    WEB SHERIFF

  3. chased
    chased says:

    I'm a pretty big Spoon fan, but I wasn't immediately sold on my first listening of Transference.
    But after they played a gig here in Austin of this album and some old stuff, I was definitely sold.
    After listening to the album a few more times, I began to appreciate/enjoy it much more.

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