Spoon – “Finer Feelings”

Year: 2007

Album: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Is this Spoon’s best song? It has the usual suspects of a good Spoon song; Britt Daniel’s wordplay sung like a nervous cool-kid junkie (“Memphis comes creeping down my back / Somehow this place tastes just like an attack”), Rob Pope’s lean bass, Jim Eno’s tight no-frills drums, and Eric Harvey’s spacious keys. It’s a song that rewards with each listen, yet it has the instant catchiness that comes from fuzzy noise that only Spoon, and sometimes Wilco, can create. Be damned those who say Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is Daniel’s Billy Joel record (“The Underdog”), this is Spoon true and true, the only band in the world that can try something entirely new and still sound like themselves. All hail Spoon.

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