Mmm the rhythm and soul
You know those albums/bands you don't immediately grasp or fall in love with? The ones that sort of grow on you and make you wonder how you didn't hear their awesomeness the first time around? Well, Spoon is one of those bands for me. More specifically, their latest album (released in 2007)--Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. That was rather annoying to type by the way. But in case you're wondering, they got the album title from the melody of one of the album's songs.
It's not that I hated the album when it first came out. I just didn't really pay attention when listening the first few times. On the surface it seemed sort of average. But then I listened to it on my headphones while cleaning which allowed me to give it my undivided attention and I started to realize that there is more to this album than meets the ear. I won't get into an entire album review though, because that's not the point of this blog.
"Rhthm & Soul" seems a more appropriate (not to mention more pleasant to say) title for the Ga Ga LP. Britt Daniel sings with a lot of soul and I love the rhythm found in each song. They played this and "Don't Make Me A Target" live several times before going into the studio to record the final product.
Favourite Part: I love all the subtle sound effects that come in and out of the song.
On an interesting side note: Daniel loves Arrested Development, which automatically makes him cool. Apparently Michael Cera seems to think so as well. In an interview Daniel admitted to Cera emailing him through Gmail to tell him that he thinks he's "one of the coolest cats on Gmail." Ha, what a Michael Cera thing to say. Guess he is as big of a dork as he plays in the show.