Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga *
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.