Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

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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. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is Spoon’s finest release since 2001’s "Girls Can Tell" and fills me with a happiness rarely delivered in a genre filled with groups that never improve upon their debuts.
  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. Spin
    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.
  5. There are moments of sheer brilliance on Ga... and due to the band keeping things short and sweet (the album clocks in at about 36 minutes) those moments are rarely far apart.
  6. There's plenty for everyone to love here, actually, and despite the silly title, Spoon's latest is worth going ga-ga over.
  7. Blender
    60
    Despite Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga's adventurousness, it's highest points end up being the most conventional. [August 2007, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 80
  2. Negative: 1 out of 80
  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, intoxicatingPerfect 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. ElliottM
    Jul 11, 2007
    10
    Quite possibly their best yet. "Cherrybomb" and "Finer Feelings" are straight-up pop perfection.
  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. DouglasD
    Aug 1, 2007
    9
    Finally Spoon got me. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is a collection of gems with experimental saucer.
  6. BinghamB
    Jul 21, 2007
    8
    PC Writes: ""New York Magazine calls the album "flawless," yet metacritic only quantifies the review as an 80?? Not sure I understand that. PC Writes: ""New York Magazine calls the album "flawless," yet metacritic only quantifies the review as an 80?? Not sure I understand that. This is an incredible album, by the way." That is one magazines opinion? This site is an average, metacritc does noy have an opinion... Are you dumb, stupid or both?? Great album, best since Girls Can Tell, btw," No, you sir, are the idiot. Marc H was, quite perceptively, pointing out that Metacritic had assigned a rating of 80 to the New York Review. As the new York Review does not give an explicitly numerical score but does call the album "flawless" this does seem more than a little unusual. He was not referring to the Average score. Also, you're a fool if you don't think that Metacritic has an opinion which is often reflected in the scores. Their editors personal interpretations of reviews affect what numerical score they assign to each one, making bias unfortunately unavoidable. Think things through a little before calling another reviewer "dumb, stupid or both." P.S. The cute little line of yours above is entirely redundant. Dumb and stupid are practically the same thing. 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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