Friday, March 19, 2010

Spoonful of Sugar

Whether you're dancing around in your boy shorts before a big night out or contemplating a solo road trip to the west coast, pop in Spoon's latest raw and soulful album Transference and get the go ahead to rock.
Transference, released this January, combines the continuing mood-rock fusion of Austin's most formidable and under-appreciated band with some intensely new sounds. The sublimely psychedelic "Who Makes Your Money" and stripped down "Before Destruction" are rough, haunting, and uniquely philosophical. That aside, my favorite track by far would be the highly dynamic and unassuming "Written in Reverse":

No nothing was planned, you just can't help yourself
Some people are so easily shuffled and dealt
If there's only one of us you truly felt
We're gettin you raw
And it feels real good
Although only briefly
Like high school poppers would
Will you lose a bit of yourself?
Will you lost a bit of yourself?

For Spoon, and their ultimately unapologetic experience, I think the answer is yes.

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