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  • Summary: The Austin band serves up their latest album hoping fans go ga ga over it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 92
    Even when they’re forging new ground (which is often) or mixing it up with any of the aforementioned conversation points, they still manage to sound exactly like themselves.
  2. Concise and lively, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is a remarkable blend of focus and creativity.
  3. Thirty-six minutes of a detailed, agonizing shot in the arm, a veritable buffet of musical stylings, each song bettering the one before, from a band that just as easily could've released a new version of "Gimme Fiction."
  4. From the terrific pulsing opener, "Don't Make Me a Target," to the curt horn and acoustic-guitar stomp of "The Underdog," these wonderfully produced and arranged songs brim with optimism and are pounded out purposefully.
  5. 80
    The tug-of-war between bristly unavailability and candid confession mirrors a musical duet between post-punk snarls and genial pop charms. There's no resolution, but the struggle is endlessly compelling.
  6. The good news is that Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is Spoon's best record in a while - if you liked "Gimme Fiction," you'll probably like this too.
  7. It's not the best album of Spoon's career, but it's far from a misstep.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 77
  2. Negative: 1 out of 77
  1. j30
    Aug 15, 2011
    10
    Perfect pop rock album. The day I bought this album I listened to this four times in a row. I was mesmerized by the simplistic, intoxicating songs from beginning ("Don't Make Me a Target") to end ("Black Like Me"). Expand
  2. AndyW.
    Jul 11, 2007
    10
    I've always had a thing for Spoon, but it wasn't clear to me how much I loved them, until I heard Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. this time around Spoon's music has become darker but at the same time more infectious than their predecessors. They start off with a bang on "Don't Make Me A Target", and bring the back old psychedelic effects that made up Paper Tiger on "The Ghost Of You Lingers", possibly the album's best track. Even Britt Daniel's lyrics are better than the previous albums. All I can say is that these guys are on a roll, and this probably their best effort since Kill the Moonlight. Expand
  3. PatR.
    Jul 25, 2007
    10
    Actually, nothing about this album is overrated.
  4. ChrisK
    Jul 10, 2007
    9
    A close second to 'Girls Can Tell' as Spoon's best.
  5. LaunceR
    Jul 21, 2007
    9
    This is the strongest, most consistently rewarding Spoon album yet. It is really that good. The band is temporing its indie-rock focus with soul, ragga and rythym and blues influences. A contender for album of the year. Expand
  6. LiquidHeaven
    Jul 23, 2007
    8
    PC, what Marc H was saying is that NY Mag called it flawless but metacritic turned their score into an 80. What Marc H doesn't understand is that an 80 is equivalent to a 4 out of 5 star review. See how that works Marc? You have to relate the score to a 100 point scale. Expand
  7. TimJ.
    May 2, 2008
    3
    Pretty boring album. simplicity gone too far. less is more....unless more is better.

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