- Summary: The Austin band's follow-up to 'Series of Sneaks' was a critical favorite in 2001, appearing on seemingly every year-end Top 10 list (and with good reason).
- Record Label: Merge/Touch And Go
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop
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|Everything Hits at Once|
|Don't say a word The last one's still stinging Back on my mind I feel that phone ringing And there is no way back from this Everything hits at...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 15 out of 15
Mixed: 0 out of 15
Negative: 0 out of 15
Girls Can Tell abandons some of the more familiar modern-rock tendencies of Spoon's previous albums, favoring the ambitious structures of art-rock and offering an impressive meeting place between traditional new wave and the abrasive, angular qualities of Wire and Magazine.
Perverse as it may seem, this album is more tightly arranged and crisply recorded than anything the group managed on a major label; in fact, it’s a small masterpiece of home production, with Eno’s economical drumming framing stabs of rhythm guitar and precisely placed daubs of vibes and viola.
DrewCJul 20, 2007Their most heartfelt and emotional release to date. Lyrically, my favorite of britt daniels'. This is the album that got me into spoon, Their most heartfelt and emotional release to date. Lyrically, my favorite of britt daniels'. This is the album that got me into spoon, such a great night album. :)… Expand
WillCMay 14, 2007the first song, Everything Hits at Once, alone makes this album. The rest of the disc is consistent and enjoyable, with a great cap off in the first song, Everything Hits at Once, alone makes this album. The rest of the disc is consistent and enjoyable, with a great cap off in Chicago at Night. I often put this cd on and people don't realize its, a) spoon (is that the band that did 'The way we get by?', b) an album that hasn't spawned a top 40 hit. i dunno who missed this album when it came out, but it certainly isn't me and hopefully won't be you.… Expand
GaryD.Apr 29, 2002Spare and elegant, but totally rock n' roll.
Sep 9, 2014I just heard this album a month ago, 13 years after its release and the only thing I could think was: Why on earth, I haven't listen to thisI just heard this album a month ago, 13 years after its release and the only thing I could think was: Why on earth, I haven't listen to this before!? It is amazing, is all you want from an "indie" rock band. It doesn't have The Strokes' city-ish mood, or Interpol's darkly elegance, it has a fun approach and also elegance but more in a casual sort of way.
"Everything hits at once", literally hit me since the first moment, it is so provocative with that funky keyboards, and that rock riff, and the simple rhythm section, that I only wanted more. After this, I heard every Spoon album, and seriously they really have a combination and collection of songs and albums worthy of the best of the past decade, obviously with Girls Can Tell as a flagship.… Expand
Mar 28, 2012This is the album that really blew Spoon up to success. This a fantastic record. The songs were catchy and the lyrics had a lot of heart toThis is the album that really blew Spoon up to success. This a fantastic record. The songs were catchy and the lyrics had a lot of heart to them. Britt Daniel is a brilliant songwriter and lyricists. A-… Expand
Aug 16, 2015Marking a turning point for the band as their major-label triumphant return, Girls Can Tell is thought of by many as merely a stepping stoneMarking a turning point for the band as their major-label triumphant return, Girls Can Tell is thought of by many as merely a stepping stone to later works. That's not all there is to it, though- the seemingly simple stories told on Girls Can Tell were a comfortable emotional outlet for the band after prior shake-ups. 9.4/10… Expand
BobbyJJul 10, 2006i cant tell u how bad this album is
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