A Series of Sneaks

Spoon - A Series of Sneaks
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Based on 49 ratings
1998 Ratings: #32
May 5, 1998 / Release Date
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Elektra / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Good debut. They sound kinda like Pavement disciples here and not really uniquely Spoon as we would come to know them. I think it gets a little over-hyped because at the time of release there wasn't really much frame of reference for Spoon as a band. Now everyone just kind of takes them for granted. "Oh Spoon made another great indie rock record."
These scores are only based on 1 full listen through of the album. I will give it another listen through when I go on my next train journey. One thing I did notice is that there is no baggage with most of the songs. All are relatively short for rock songs but are straight to the point. I also really like the album cover.

1. Utilitarian - 9.0
2. The Minor Tough - 9.5
3. The Guestlist/The Execution - 9.5
4. Reservations - 7.5
5. 30 Gallon Tank - 8.0
6. Car Radio - 9.0
7. Metal Detektor - 7.5
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En el segundo capítulo de los Tejanos llamado 'A Series of Sneaks' podemos encontrar crudeza y la definición del sonido propio de Spoon. Teniendo 16 tracks, pudo haber sido un álbum más preciso, ya que hay unos cuantos temas descartables aquí y allá. Sin embargo, es un disco bastante decente.

Canciones Favoritas: Utilitarian, Reservations, No You're Not, Advance Cassete.
A huge improvement over its predecessor, this one stands among the band's greatest so far. It sounds quite a lot like Pixies, but it's undeniably and unmistakably Spoon. It's immensely catchy and fun, and in my opinion one of the best rock records since 1990.
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Track List

  1. Utilitarian
  2. The Minor Tough
  3. The Guestlist/The Execution
  4. Reservations
  5. 30 Gallon Tank
  6. Car Radio
  7. Metal Detektor
  8. June's Foreign Spell
  9. Chloroform
  10. Metal School
  11. Staring at the Board
  12. No You're Not
  13. Quincy Punk Episode
  14. Advance Cassette
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