“Contact” is unlike anything else on this album, and it is absolutely my favorite moment of RAM. Wonder what that means.
Calling bullshit on the exclusion of “Nothing Ever Happened” and do not care how many times its been mentioned already.
So no one has a problem with the high placement of ‘Ancient Melodies of the Future’? Really? Really?!
The Malkmus Can covers is #1 on my list, but this list only reinforces my fear that it’ll be a fairly hard grab.
I haven’t gotten the chance to listen to this album yet, but based on the comments, I have a feeling my reactions to it will be similar to those initial feelings that I had with It’s Blitz. As Evan, pointed out, I was one of those many people that was at first appalled by the new direction YYY’s took on with It’s Blitz – literally to the point where I was close to penning them for being sellouts and for jumping on the synth-dance blah blah bandwagon.
Long story short, I never wrote that letter. I did however give that album repeated listens for whatever reason, something kept drawing me in, and it eventually grew on me to the point where I now almost love it. It’ll be funny if I go through something similar with Mosquito.
Totally agree with the top 5 that you have going on here and very, very pleased to see “Hard to Explain” coming in at number 1. Unlike the masses, I wasn’t ever a fan of “Last Night”, so when the Strokes first came around with that track, I didn’t pay ‘em any mind. But once “Hard to Explain” came next, I was instantly hooked.
Agreed. It’s basically come to the point where it’s almost guaranteed that the next release from Spoon will be nothing short of fantastic, yet they seem to remain in this standstill position flying right beneath the radar. And this is no young band.
It’s pretty odd when you think about how accessible their music really is.
The thing with Spoon is that most of their albums are very, very solid records. i think it pretty much comes down to personal preference as far as ‘proper order’ is concerned. There aren’t too many bands where this is the case.
With that being said, Ga Ga would be on the lower end of my list, which isn’t to say I do not really enjoy that album. It’s just the one that I find myself re-visiting the least. Kill The Moonlight would be my definite #1.
Certainly some hit and miss moments, but after only one listen I can say I’m definitely more intrigued by it than I was by Angles.