Thursday, August 21, 2014
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: SPOON - THEY WANT MY SOUL
So that makes enjoying an album like They Want My Soul difficult. Do You is a wonderful-sounding tune, and the lyrics no doubt mean something to the author, but you also have the knowledge that they worked hard making this a particular sound, something different from before, grabbing different bits and pieces and sounds from all over. They like something this other band did, they try this beat, they program that, meticulously reproduce elements; what I can't get is an overall feel for what Spoon is, or at least what it's become. And that's probably why I enjoy listening to each individual song, but come away underwhelmed and unsatisfied. I really did want to like this a lot. But give me Fountains of Wayne instead, they are proudly pop and don't mess about.