Kill The Moonlight

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  • Summary: The Austin, Tex. indie rockers return with their fourth album, following 2001's critically acclaimed 'Girls Can Tell.'
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
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  1. Meticulously choppy and frequently free of inherent genre boundaries, it's an askew masterpiece of brains, brawn, heart, and soul.
  2. Could be the Strokes in 10 years--if they work hard. [Listen 2 This Supplement, Aug 2002, p.14]
  3. If this isn’t a breakthrough album for them that takes them to the top of the heap, seeing them showered with money, women and limos, well, then the consumer and music fan is not doing their job.
  4. Even the album's sparest moments feature Spoon's much-heralded knack with catchy melodies and hooks, even if songs such as "Don't Let It Get You Down" would be even more memorable with a slightly more fleshed-out approach.
  5. 80
    Singer-songwriter Britt Daniel's gift for obtuse yet engaging melody is now where it ought to be: up front. [#9, p.155]
  6. The arrangements, referencing indie-rock more than participating in it, pile on heft to the small-life tragedies: Matt Brown's sax toughens up Spoon's welterweight ranking, while [Eggo] Johanson's piano gives it roots, rag, and bonus rhythm.
  7. With Kill the moonlight, Spoon complete their transformation from ragtag rockers into beat-driven post-punks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Mar 20, 2011
    10
    A near flaw-less album. Kill The Moonlight has amazing tracks. Each track has it's own significant sound that gets better with each listen.A near flaw-less album. Kill The Moonlight has amazing tracks. Each track has it's own significant sound that gets better with each listen. Britt Daniel has a great voice and it sounds a lot more different than any other Spoon album. The tracks are catchy and some of the synth beats are wonderful. All In All, Kill The Moonlight is an impeccable album. A Expand
  2. AmyG.
    Mar 20, 2005
    10
    Spare and minimal, yet almost impossibly warm, with solid songwriting and perfect arrangements. Britt Daniel is one of the great all-time Spare and minimal, yet almost impossibly warm, with solid songwriting and perfect arrangements. Britt Daniel is one of the great all-time rock vocalists. Expand
  3. ElliotW
    Oct 13, 2006
    10
    Ha! Rolling Stone and Spin panned this album. Lesson be learned kiddies, those mags are trash.
  4. HannahB
    Aug 4, 2003
    9
    Awesome! Spoon breaks away from the mainstream, yet maintains catchy quality songs.
  5. j30
    Feb 1, 2012
    9
    One of the best pop rock records of the past decade. This was a huge turning point for Spoon commercially and creatively. Kill The MoonlightOne of the best pop rock records of the past decade. This was a huge turning point for Spoon commercially and creatively. Kill The Moonlight was Spoon's Kid A. Expand
  6. ralph
    Oct 30, 2005
    9
    wonderful stuff ...where have these guys been hiding ?
  7. JimE
    Jul 10, 2006
    2
    a waste of money

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