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Spoon’s Transference is more esoteric, more indie, a finger to the face of Spoon fanatics that claim they’d sold out.

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About the more mainstream Spoon songs, a friend described them as modern day Billy Joel songs. I laughed it off, but hearing “The Underdog” later, I couldn’t shake the feeling.

Spoon’s new album Transference is a departure from their catchier side that was prominent on the previous two records. It’s more esoteric, more indie, a finger to the face of Spoon fanatics that claim they’d sold out. (How old must they be, twelve?)

There are moments of this new classic sound of theirs, the tight metronomic rhythm section, loose guitars, and achy vocals with major-label-worthy hooks, like “The Mystery Zone” and “Nobody Gets Me But You.”

But much of the record harkens back to their days of diminished chords and atonal string rakings, eg.“Is Love Forever.” One of my favorite bands, Spoon does what they want.

Haiku:
Spoon’s disc, Transference/
is indie, esoteric/
They do what they want

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