Lucifer on the Sofa

Spoon - Lucifer on the Sofa
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2022 Ratings: #58 / 330
User Score
Based on 749 ratings
2022 Ratings: #95
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian

Ten albums and nearly three decades in, Spoon still sound fresh, with swing and swagger – and there isn’t a dull moment.

100
The Independent
It’s an album fuelled by southern heat, with plenty of grit to boot. Their best yet.
91
A.V. Club

The band's 10th album is as adventurous and forward-looking as ever.

91
Entertainment Weekly

Lucifer on the Sofa is a solid reminder that even the worst of times deserve a great soundtrack, and that music — like the band itself — will never go out of style.

90
Northern Transmissions

Leaving listeners longing for more, at ten tracks Spoon has imprinted their worth and integral place in the world once again with Lucifer On The Sofa.

90
Rolling Stone

A consistently excellent band takes it to a new level by getting back to basics.

90
Loud and Quiet

Lucifer on the Sofa is a once-in-a-lifetime album, that succeeds in resuscitating moribund aesthetics in the best possible way.

85
Spectrum Culture
After a five-year break, the ever-outstanding Spoon are back with their 10th LP, which is yet another knockout. Big shocker, right?
85
Under The Radar

Lucifer on the Sofa stands as proof that Spoon are one of the most reliable and entertaining rock bands around.

80
Uncut
A masterful set from indie rock's most consistent band.
80
Mojo
Texas indie stalwarts' tenth full-length plays smart and sings from the heart.
80
Gigwise

They take a detour on Lucifer on the Sofa, which manages to feel fresh while incorporating the Spoon style we all know and love.

80
Paste

It’s the sound of a band in peak form who are pushing to get better, go further and resist any temptation to slack off.

80
No Ripcord

Lucifer on the Sofa could be considered a more straight-ahead, minimalist affair. That said, it also retains Spoon's ability to reshape classic rock sounds and color outside the lines.

80
Classic Rock

Arch art-rockers Spoon have come to realise that the devil has all the best tunes.

80
AllMusic

Once again, Spoon show there's still plenty of mystery left in classic sounds, and they're still experts at revealing it.

80
Sputnikmusic

Whether Lucifer On The Sofa will go down as the default “best Spoon album” is up in the air, but the fact that it’s even in the conversation is quite an accomplishment for a band nearly three decades old.

74
Pitchfork
Two decades into their career, Spoon return with loud, low-down, melodious rock record almost without sacrificing any of their savory nuance and inscrutability.
70
The Sydney Morning Herald
For this one, they’ve gone back to building music from the ground up – minimal instrumentation, less studio wizardry, more bashing out something repeatedly until it makes sense as a song.
70
Exclaim!
Spoon's deliberate, earnest shifts in sound and subject matter continue to make them one of the more compelling and consistent older-guard rock bands.
70
The Needle Drop

Spoon's still Spoon after almost 30 years, which is to say they can craft a solid rock record.

70
PopMatters
The lack of flashy personality makes Spoon easy to overlook, but as always, the songwriting and performance are top-notch.
69
Beats Per Minute
It has been said that the Devil has all the best songs, and there are bright spots on Spoon’s 10th album, which indicate that Daniel’s bargain with Lucifer can still inspire him and his band to deliver the goods. It’s just that for now, it appears to be only a strong EP’s worth.
50
Slant Magazine

Spoon’s Lucifer on the Sofa gestures toward breaking free of old habits, but it doesn’t present any new ones.

SnowyFighter
79

Everyone wants spoon or fork, but why cant we just settle on spork?

AHH okay. So Spoon is a very special band to me for a number of reasons. I grew up with them, and I heard a ton of their stuff from my dad. My dad actually has a great music taste and this was the band we bonded over the most. So they are special to me in that regard, but they also just bring the this huge nostalgia factor. Listening to Girls Can Tell, or Gimme Fiction honestly just makes me happy, and it bring me to good ... read more

BaddieBaphomet
70

NO NUANCE REVIEW

I get the vibe that this probably shouldn’t have been my introduction to Spoon, but regardless this is a solid indie rock record. It doesn’t rise to anything much greater, but sometimes you just need some good tunes, and I’d say they delivered. Check this out if you haven’t!

Now, if you excuse me, Lucifer and I are gonna spoon on the sofa.

TehSniper_143
60

I'm sorry, but this is boring. It sucks me saying that, cause the first 4 tracks are actually pretty damn great indie rock tracks with some really damn great explosive moments. But immediately after "Wild", the album just dips in quality and is just so damn mediocre for the rest of the album. I was so fucking bored with these tracks that I literally started folding laundry with the rest of this album in the background, and tbh, it was p much the same quality as if I were fully paying ... read more

Hayden7575
65

Britt Daniel’s storytelling is just vague enough to disguise its lack of depth, and his surface-level lyricism primarily serves to sound nice alongside these instrumentals. Fortunately they do, as his mildly gravelly voice pairs well with their country-tinged indie rock, which is packed with catchy, memorable guitar riffs.

However, their simplicity often gets the best of them, except when they fully embrace it like on the gentle “Astral Jacket,” and the overall lack of ... read more

xcomebackkid
73

Lucifer on the Sofa seems expand on the vibe of Hot Thoughts (2017) by generating more of the toe tapping coffee sipping vibes that Spoon seems to navigate in. Always cool and collected, the band has seemed to dial in on a sweet spot.

78

A pretty good time, with infectious guitars, vocals, and bass.

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Track List

1Held
4:44
81
2The Hardest Cut
3:13
83
3The Devil & Mister Jones
4:36
80
4Wild
3:13
86
5My Babe
3:47
74
6Feels Alright
2:56
74
7On the Radio
3:19
76
8Astral Jacket
3:46
68
9Satellite
3:45
74
10Lucifer On The Sofa
5:09
80
Total Length: 38 minutes
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Added on: October 28, 2021