Ninth Album On Vinyl LP!
One of Paste Magazine's "The 20 Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)"!
Hot Thoughts is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of Spoon's career.
With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the quintet both
critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about this band
are about to be obliterated. Thatís not to say Hot Thoughts doesn't have a
requisite supply of infectious earworms but thereís a lyrical bent thatís as
carnal as itís crafty, and a newfound sense of sonic exploration that results in
the genre-smasher Spoon have flirted with in the past but not fully consummated.
Co-produced by Spoon and Dave Fridmann and reunited with Matador, let's
acknowledge that Britt Danielís spot in the pantheon of rockís genius
songwriters was well established a ways back, but with the crackling,
incandescent, multi-dimensional backdrop conjured on Hot Thoughts, the lines
between accessible and experimental become non-factors for once and all. Itís
pop as high art, delivered with total confidence and focus.
"Spoonís ninth album, Hot Thoughts, succeeds first and foremost as a
disarmingly subtle way of taking a meaningful evolutionary step as a band. Even
a quick listen reveals that the veteran Austin rockers have taken their sonic
palette to its most adventurous conclusion. It's not the first time they've been
willing to bathe their sound in synthesizers or other electronic treatments, but
it is the first time they've let some of the elegant sonic spaces truly overtake
the record. To arrive at such a worthwhile new vista roughly 24 years into their
career is a pretty serious achievement, and all with no more overt fanfare than
a humble presentation of one of their best offerings." - Jeff Leven, Paste
ē Vinyl LP
1. Hot Thoughts
3. Do I Have To Talk You Into It
4. First Caress
5. Pink Up
1. Can I Sit Next To You
2. I Ain't The One
3. Tear It Down