’Hot Thoughts’ is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of Spoon’s career. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the quintet both critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about this band are about to be obliterated. That’s not to say ‘Hot Thoughts’ doesn’t have a requisite supply of infectious earworms but there’s a lyrical bent that’s as carnal as it’s crafty, and a newfound sense of sonic exploration that results in the genresmasher Spoon have flirted with in the past but not fully consummated.
Co-produced by Spoon and Dave Fridmann and reunited with Matador (third time’s the charm), let's acknowledge that Britt Daniel’s spot in the pantheon of rock’s genius songwriters was well established a ways back, but with the crackling, incandescent, multi-dimensional backdrop conjured on ‘Hot Thoughts’, the lines between accessible and experimental become non-factors for once and all. It’s pop as high art, delivered with total confidence and focus.
1. Hot Thoughts
3. Do I Have to Talk You Into It
4. First Caress
5. Pink Up
6. Can I Sit Next to You
7. I Ain’t The One
8. Tear It Down
Available on CD, LP, and webstore exclusive purple LP.
IF YOU ORDER THE PURPLE, YOU MAY GET THE GREEN. If you receive the Golden Ticket Green Vinyl version (one copy in the Matador US webstore, one copy in the Matador UK webstore), you win tickets to the Spoon show of your choosing.*
ONLY TWO GREEN VINYL COPIES IN THE WORLD.
* Only available to residents of North America and the European Union. Two tickets to any Spoon show, including festivals (tickets will be valid for the day of Spoon's performance only), valid through 12/12/2018. Winners are responsible for transportation to the performance. Standard restrictions apply based on your place of residence and all applicable laws.
Release date: 17/3/17