I think this is the best indie rock album of the year thus far and deserves more attention. "Any Party" into "A Man is Not His Song" is an incredible one two punch, both songs are huge and epic and emotional and feature great production ideas. The rest of the record is great, haunting and ghostly, lo-fi, with great falsetto harmonies and screeching guitar work.
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I thought this was a great late career album for spoon. I think the singles are plenty catchy and cool, the sequencing is good, the production is interesting, and the riskier, more experimental tracks pay off. Lyrics are still underwhelming, and the band didn't try to reinvent the wheel here, but still solid. "WhisperI'lllistentohearit" is also excellent.
Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/spoon-hot-thoughts/
This album is clearly a showcase for Tillman’s lyricism and concepts, and although I don’t love 76 minutes of slow burning piano ballads, they are and always will be the vehicle that carries those aspects of Tillman’s music. Despite the absence of singalongs and bangers, the album is still the most well-organized, most detailed and most critical look at contemporary society that’s come out this year, and if it feels like a disappointment, it’s only because the bar ... read more