Spoon Songs Ranked

Spoon is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in 1993. The band is the brainchild of Britt Daniel (vocals, guitar) and Jim Eno (drums) and has seen many lineup changes throughout its history. Alex Fischel (keyboards, guitar) and Gerardo Larios (guitar, keyboards) are also currently members of the band. Critics have described the band’s musical style as indie rock, indie pop, art rock, and experimental rock. Spoon released their debut studio album, Telephono, in 1996 through Matador Records. Their next full-length album, A Series of Sneaks, was released in 1998 through Elektra Records. The band subsequently signed with Merge Records, where Spoon achieved greater commercial and critical prominence with the albums Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill the Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), and Transference (2010). They signed with Loma Vista Recordings and ANTI- for the release of They Want My Soul (2014). The band later returned to Matador to release their ninth album, Hot Thoughts (2017). Here are all of Spoon’s songs ranked.

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10. Lines In the Suit (Girls Can Tell, 2001)

“The message in this really hurts me. everything about living a picture that someone else painted and how hard it is to live their life, how hard it is to live your own life in their world, and how we know it’s that hard. and we’re always wanting to hear something we don’t know. one of the best lyrical songs I’ve ever heard.”

9. Something to Look Forward To (Kill the Moonlight, 2002)

“I think the song is about how you can’t just rush a relationship or it gets stale too quickly. “You gotta make me shut up” might mean that he’s revealing his feelings too much. Part of the fun, in the beginning, is the mystery that is destroyed by saying “I love you.” The second half is the same thing but from a physical perspective.”

8. My Mathematical Mind (Gimme Fiction, 2005)

“From ‘My Mathematical Mind’ onwards there is definitely a formula being applied, with just enough variation in the instrumentation to not completely blur the lines. As of yet, I can’t say how this compares to the rest of Spoon’s discography, but if this is supposed to be “mediocre” like many listeners are insisting, well let’s just say I’m eager to get my hands on their best work.”

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7. I Summon You (Gimme Fiction, 2005)

“By far the best Spoon song. Although they have seemingly more complex songs, this one deserves to be on top. Best chill vibe and a great love song. It’s the type of song that you will think is too simple or generic with your first listen, but the more you listen to it, you understand it’s pure gold.”

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6. Do You (They Want My Soul 2014)

“This album has a quite typical Indie Rock sound. It’s well written and performed, but still the only feeling I get from is that it’s been heard before. And on many occasions.”

5. The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine (Gimme Fiction, 2005)

“I think this song is about someone who spends most of their time dreaming about being someone else, someone more dashing, adventurous, etc. However this fantasy is not only who they desire to be, but is more representative of who they actually are (you can’t truly see/till you know the two sides of Monsieur valentine). I also think the song describes the experience of someone in the closet, both because of the reference to homosexual relationships and the line “no one knows the two sides of Monsieur valentine.” “

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4. I Turn My Camera On (Gimme Fiction, 2005)

“What a glorious song. It’s totally worth the £6 for the John McEntire remix: he transforms “I Turn My Camera On” into a disco stomper from the 1970s… but not quite.”

3. Don’t You Evah (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 2007)

“Spoon’s best song. Also the cover of the single deserves five on it’s own. But it’s not perfect so all it gets is 4. Love the bass riff and dual vocals at the end.”

2. The Way We Get By (Kill the Moonlight, 2002)

“A propulsive piano-led track, “The Way We Get By” rides the inherent tension in its rhythm section until the restrained release of its second half. That restraint adds to the decidedly “cool” feel of the song – an element that the band would return to time and time again, but never quite as effectively as they did here.”

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1. The Underdog (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, 2007)

“Sure, “The Underdog” might be about Britt Daniel’s well-known struggles with the record industry – Underdog/Messenger:Spoon::Pipe-and-Slippers-Sporting-Motherfucker:M. Lafitte – but it gets at something greater: middle-age malaise and the sedentary life. Ever since Bob Motherfucking Dylan asked, “How does it feel?,” Rock ‘n Roll has (ostensibly) been about dynamics and emotion – keeping it (and them) moving and keeping ’em guessing. When it fails to do this, it pretty much fails to be anything but mediocre.”