Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the October 2007 Issue of Stereophile!
With a history of stellar records, Spoon has topped themselves with Ga Ga Ga
Ga Ga, a thrilling album recorded throughout 2006 in Austin by the band and Mike
McCarthy (except "The Underdog," recorded in Los Angeles with Jon Brion.) The
Britt Daniel originals on Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga comprise possibly his most heartfelt
batch of songs since 2001’s Girls Can Tell.
It's worth pointing out that Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is comprised of ten songs, the
perfect number of songs for an album (see Fulfillingness' First Finale,
Seventeen Seconds, Back In Black, The Queen Is Dead, The Charm of the Highway
Strip, Nebraska, Nashville Skyline, Heroes, Unknown Pleasures, The Violent
Femmes, The Woods, Sticky Fingers, etc.). We’ve also got it on good authority
that 36 minutes is the ideal album length.
This record starts with "Don't Make Me A Target", a song that builds on Spoon's
familiar minimal rhythmic piano/guitar vamp popularized on earlier hits like
"Small Stakes" or "The Way We Get By". The album quickly moves into uncharted
territory with the atmospheric "The Ghost Of You Lingers" and moves through
several different stylistic changes from the explosive "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb"
to the wall-of-sound horns of radio single "The Underdog".
The LP contains a coupon for a free MP3 download of the entire album.
• Free MP3 download of entire album
1. Don’t Make Me A Target
2. The Ghost of You Lingers
3. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
4. Don’t You Evah
5. Rhythm and Soul
6. Eddie’s Ragga
7. The Underdog
8. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
9. Finer Feelings
10. Black Like Me