Adore is my second favorite SP album, after Siamese Dream. I think it is criminally underrated. The synthesis of electronic and acoustic sounds that Billy achieved with that one is absolutely unique. There are a few clunky songs along the way, but when it works, it is lovely.
Slowly, the critical evaluation of that record is changing. It never really got its fair shot. “It’s different, so it sucks”.
Transference is a great record. It is great to see the fans of that album start to come out of the woodwork a bit. I think it is easily on par with everything else they have done. People just got bored with their excellence.
And yes, “Out Go the Lights” is a top tier Spoon song. A true heavy hitter in a field of heavy hitters.
I just listened to it. I wasn’t so sure I would be into the brief length, but it is pretty fitting. Those basslines are so catchy, but subdued at the same time.
Thanks for introducing me to this.
I love this record, even though it is still in the bottom half of MM records for me. I agree, it is inconsistent, but when this record is on, it is ON. “Ocean Breathes Salty” might be my favorite MM song. “Bury Me With It” sounds absolutely primal, ten years later.
I would argue that Powerslave is the best, but I really have no major qualms with this. The top 6 is pretty much dead on. I might move Brave New World up a little more, but from top to bottom this is pretty solid. Good work.
“You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”
As a fan of all things Damon, I am pretty excited about this album. I am really digging the instrumentation on this one.
At least he is honest. If MCHG was on top, we would all be killing him for being a liar. Most other artists say crap like “I haven’t made my best one yet” or “the new one is the best we’ve ever done”.
That being said, maybe artists do feel that way about all of their stuff initially and need time and distance to be able to see their work for what it really is.
Now I hear it. Thank you.
The song is awesome, and “Remurdered” is, frankly, a great name for a song. Any genre.