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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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The Way We Get By
We get high in back seats of cars We break into mobile homes We go to sleep to shake appeal Never wake up on our own And that's the way we get... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Meticulously choppy and frequently free of inherent genre boundaries, it's an askew masterpiece of brains, brawn, heart, and soul.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    100
    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. Blender
    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: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Aug 16, 2015
    10
    Simple. Spacious. Airy. Light. These adjectives were some of many used by fans and critics alike to describe Spoon's 2002 magnum opus "KillSimple. Spacious. Airy. Light. These adjectives were some of many used by fans and critics alike to describe Spoon's 2002 magnum opus "Kill the Moonlight," yet the record proves upon closer examination to be a good bit more than meets the eye. 10/10 Expand
  2. mikep
    Feb 23, 2005
    10
    Its great i skate to this music
  3. JeremyL
    Aug 5, 2006
    10
    Man, is this album awesome A brilliant masterpiece and Spoon at the top of their form
  4. JulianE.
    Sep 5, 2002
    9
    I have just bought this - it could be a 10 in no time at all! How can something so minimalist and strutting contain so much feeling and I have just bought this - it could be a 10 in no time at all! How can something so minimalist and strutting contain so much feeling and spirit? This latest outburst of rock creativity (strokes, stripes etc) finds its new peak - may it roll on. Expand
  5. HügoT
    May 8, 2007
    9
    I cant agreeeeee with Entertainment Weekly that ''Could be the Strokes in 10 years--if they work hard.'', absolute rubish I cant agreeeeee with Entertainment Weekly that ''Could be the Strokes in 10 years--if they work hard.'', absolute rubish they saying!!As you can see bands quality doesn't slope down at all, contrary to The Strokes, yes they're not bad post-punk group, but it doesn't look like to me very much that, they are able to repeat their success with Is This It.?. In fact it is getting worse with every next album.....thats true, objectively!!Next time you better think twice before you start comparing classic rock band with repetitive post-punk average...... Expand
  6. JacquesD
    May 26, 2005
    9
    One of the most elemental and sparse records out there. And what a voice on Daniel. Not post-punk, just plain old rock and roll.
  7. JimE
    Jul 10, 2006
    2
    a waste of money

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