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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. Jan 25, 2012
    8
    Spoon has gone back to its roots with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Britt Daniel seems to be having a lot of fun in this album. It's a perfect blend of indie rock and pop. "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" is a great example of that. "Don't You Evah" is a funky song with one of the best bass lines I've ever heard. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is a great album that fits well in Spoon's discography. B+ Expand

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