AOTY 2019

Kill The Moonlight

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2002 Ratings: #40 / 183
User Score
Based on 150 ratings
2002 Ratings: #17
August 20, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review
Plats
90
Spoon released yet another success on their part with "Kill The Moonlight", and it's also their most varied. We get the usual rock sound combined with an experimental track or two and a few psychedelic tracks as well. It shows an even more playful side to the band that's, once again, very well-written.

Fav Tracks: The Way We Get By, Vittorio E., Jonathan Fisk, Small Stakes, Something to Look Forward To, Back to the Life, Don't Let It Get You Down, Stay Don't Go

Least Fav Track: You ... read more
Tielur
93
"Kill The Moonlight" lowkey is Spoons most obscure and Spoony album. Actually, it's not lowkey at all, it just is. If you've started with Spoons later work such as "They want My Soul" or "Hot Thoughts" this is a much more homemade approach, true indie rock at its finest. At times you'll hear the engineer say "tape still rolling" and you know that these guys are just here to make a classic record, and to be honest I'm surprised this LP doesn't get spoken ... read more
Musikman07
80
Even though I think Spoon’s new stuff is great too, I really like the early Spoon sound as well. A lot of raw instrumentals, and some pure guitar rock in there too (“Jonathan Fisk”, etc.). I’ll also always like that funky “Something To Look Forward To” riff. So 👍.
TheBravesDH
85
Another stop on Spoon's unbeaten run.
MasterCrackfox
81
I need to catch up on the Spoon train it seems. This album is highly accessible without sacrificing the quality of the music. This isn't an easy feat and the collective pull it off quite seamlessly on this record.

Favorite track: The Way We Get By
Purchasing Kill The Moonlight from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Year End Lists

#6/Pitchfork
#38/SPIN

Track List

  1. Small Stakes
  2. The Way We Get By
  3. Something To Look Forward To
  4. Stay Don't Go
  5. Jonathan Fisk
  6. Paper Tiger
  7. Someone Something
  8. Don't Let It Get You Down
  9. All The Pretty Girls Go To The City
  10. You Gotta Feel It
  11. Back To The Life
  12. Vittorio E.

Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (24)
Plats
TitaniaLowe
lermontov
Tielur
walcott____
luna128
tera
NoahsBigBoat
Leo_RR
RandomChUllz
Contributions By
royalflush, alegonzriv, philthy