Thursday, June 28, 2007

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga *

What's up motherfuckers!!! After a long month spent fulfilling my various international obligations and helping small countries everywhere expand the size of their environmental footprint, I'm back to rescue this blog and help you achieve true enlightenment.

And what better way to do so than with a phrase that sounds as if it was plucked directly from the mouth of an ancient Greek philosopher: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.

Indeed. I have no fucking clue what it means.

But the album it graces is brilliant. I downloaded it a few weeks ago (don't worry, I'll be buying it too), and while at first I thought it was ok and contained only a few standouts, it has gotten better and better and better. In fact, I like it more than Gimme Fiction. Not that Gimme Fiction is the defining Spoon album, but everyone had a hard-on for that album; I honestly think this one is better, and certainly more consistent from start to finish. I think it is a perfect mix of the sparsity, simplicity and creativity that I love about Spoon.

I thought the PF review of Gimme Fiction was astoundingly accurate in describing the band, its sound and its progress. I really think PF will see Ga5 (I made that up, you can use it if you want) as a step backwards for the band, so much so that it will get a lower rating than Gimme Fiction. Let's say a 7.3. Actual rating: 8.5. Point differential: 1.2.

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5 Comments:

Blogger stephen said...

no way, this is an 8.5 easily, if not better :)

28/6/07 5:22 PM  
Blogger gizmorox said...

They're streaming the whole thing too:

http://www.mergerecords.com/gagagajuke/

9/7/07 2:49 PM  
Blogger Trellick Tower said...

nice one stephen! i should have had more faith.

11/7/07 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's the second album on this blog (the first being tom waits - orphans) that i've called the rating on exactly :) !!

- stephen

15/7/07 11:21 PM  
Blogger Trellick Tower said...

yeah, thanks for reminding me stephen!

16/7/07 1:55 PM  

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