Pitchfork stellt Fragen zu dem Album und beantwortet sie auch gleich selbst:
So have Spoon gone soft? Have they been watered-down by commercially-minded collaborators? Have they crushed the DIY dream by leaving indie utopia label Merge? They Want My Soul makes such questions sound about as petty and irrelevant as the thousands of bands that have come and gone (or come, gone, and reunited) since Daniel and drummer Jim Eno started Spoon in the months just before Kurt Cobain's death. They didn't burn out. They're not fading away.The Guardian kommt zu diesem Fazit:
Meticulous production, a plethora of clever musical references: the danger of this kind of thing is that it sounds a little arid and clenched. There are definitely moments when that happens, when you long for Spoon to relax just a little, in a way befitting a band named after the longest, loosest track on Can’s Ege Bamyasi. But they’re outweighed by moments like the one when Outlier slowly fades into view, a thrilling mass of taut funk drumming and echoing organ stabs, when the prospect of what you might call Spoon’s critical mass being replaced by mass acceptance seems a likely bet.
Und das zu “Do you”:
Spoon 2014 in Deutschland:
- 02.11. Hamburg
- 04.11. Köln