Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is painfully short; a lean, black-tie rock album, and one of the year's best in a year full of great records.
  2. What’s really on display here is a well honed, experienced band flexing their muscles and creating tightly controlled, good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll music (of a rather cerebral variety) on their own terms, free from the weighty plague of fashion.
  3. Through whatever process they use, the band has also managed to create yet another wonderfully singular indie rock record, unafraid of unfettered passion or self-sabotage, and which affirms a shrouded, hybrid style as unquestionably theirs.
  4. I think Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is the album of this year and maybe of the next.
  5. Concise and lively, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is a remarkable blend of focus and creativity.
  6. 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.
  7. 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."
  8. 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.
  9. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is one of those ''taking stock'' records that collates and refines everything that came before. But what an inventory of sounds they've built.
  10. 1997's "I Could See the Dude" was abrupt, intriguing, emotive, and obtuse - these have always been within Spoon’s grasp, but rarely have they felt as unified as they do now, a baby’s first word burped up five times.
  11. A trifle brighter, quicker and fuller than "Gimme Fiction."
  12. Fresh and familiar is a consistent hallmark of the Austin band, and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga proves to be no exception.
  13. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is more scattershot, as though Daniel weren't sure whether he wanted to make his big pop push, keep pursuing rhythmic deconstruction to its logical end, or just give up entirely and make "A Series Of Sneaks" again.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 147 Ratings

User 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"). Full Review »
  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+ Full Review »
  3. VinnyG
    Jan 20, 2010
    10
    This album is gold, don't listen to any haters. They are just Spoon fans who don't like the fact that they are finding commercial success.