Spoon – Hot Thoughts
This is a band that, after 24 years, knows what it’s doing, an indie band happy not to give in to their crossover potential. The Spoon DNA is in every part of ‘Hot Thoughts’: the rhythm, the bass, the piano, the melodies, the small experiments more or less within the confines of pop. There’s nobody else like them and they know it. So groovy, so funky, so confident, so sophisticated. Only complaint: there’s no instant classic, no ‘Underdog‘.
Best song: Do I Have To Talk You Into It