Spoon is considered to be one of the great late bloomers when it comes to popularity. The Austin Texas based band has a career that extends back 17 years, Spoon only gained the attention of the mainstream a few years ago with the album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Songs from that album could be heard in the background of everything from car commercials to movie soundtracks. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga really seemed to resonate on a wide scale and for good reason the album was a testament to years honing diverse musical chops.
But what of their follow up album, Transference? Sometimes the success of a previous album can overshadow any follow ups and between the two albums mentioned comparisons are inevitable. Just to get it out of the way Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is an energetic pop-centric riddled medley of lyrics, delivered with equal parts gusto and style; Transference is all that but darker in overall tone but the desired effect is achieved, the listener is left with a feeling of satisfaction. One thing the listener may notice is the near absence of horns in Transference, one of the more identifiable aspects of the Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and its cuts. What you will be getting in Transference is singer Britt Daniel’s lyrics dripping with introspectiveness that would catch in the throat of most people finding themselves saying them without a melody attached.