- Record Label: Merge
- Release Date: Jul 10, 2007
- Summary: The Austin band serves up their latest album hoping fans go ga ga over it.
- Record Label: Merge
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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|Don't You Evah|
|Bet you got it all planned right Bet you never worry never even feel a fright Bet you got it all planned right Never think to worry never even feel a...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 28 out of 33
Mixed: 5 out of 33
Negative: 0 out of 33
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.
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.
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."
SpinThe 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.
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.
There's plenty for everyone to love here, actually, and despite the silly title, Spoon's latest is worth going ga-ga over.
BlenderDespite Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga's adventurousness, it's highest points end up being the most conventional. [August 2007, p.112]
Positive: 70 out of 81
Mixed: 10 out of 81
Negative: 1 out of 81
Aug 15, 2011Perfect 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
AndyW.Jul 11, 2007I've always had a thing for Spoon, but it wasn't clear to me how much I loved them, until I heard Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. this time around I've always had a thing for Spoon, but it wasn't clear to me how much I loved them, until I heard Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. this time around Spoon's music has become darker but at the same time more infectious than their predecessors. They start off with a bang on "Don't Make Me A Target", and bring the back old psychedelic effects that made up Paper Tiger on "The Ghost Of You Lingers", possibly the album's best track. Even Britt Daniel's lyrics are better than the previous albums. All I can say is that these guys are on a roll, and this probably their best effort since Kill the Moonlight.… Expand
DaveJul 26, 2007This is easily one of the best CD's of the year, fantastic from start to finish. It could very well be my favorite by the end of the This is easily one of the best CD's of the year, fantastic from start to finish. It could very well be my favorite by the end of the year, and that's saying a lot considering the wealth of good music released this year.… Expand
DWitJul 10, 2007i would like to give this an 8.5. Its plain to see that spoon has carved out is own distinctive sound and this album does not disappoint. It i would like to give this an 8.5. Its plain to see that spoon has carved out is own distinctive sound and this album does not disappoint. It still cant live up to Kill the Moonlight or A Series of Sneaks… Expand
SethWAug 3, 2007Wow...a great album just like their last four. All mashed up wiht highlights and put together, it makes one hell of a mix CD. Along with My Wow...a great album just like their last four. All mashed up wiht highlights and put together, it makes one hell of a mix CD. Along with My Morning Jacket, Ryan Adams and Wilco, this band consistantly makes me have faith in the ability for rock and roll to continue to surprise and inspire more than any other band out there.… Expand
LiquidHeavenJul 23, 2007PC, what Marc H was saying is that NY Mag called it flawless but metacritic turned their score into an 80. What Marc H doesn't PC, what Marc H was saying is that NY Mag called it flawless but metacritic turned their score into an 80. What Marc H doesn't understand is that an 80 is equivalent to a 4 out of 5 star review. See how that works Marc? You have to relate the score to a 100 point scale.… Expand
TimJ.May 2, 2008Pretty boring album. simplicity gone too far. less is more....unless more is better.
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