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Old 03-23-07, 06:21 PM
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Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - July 10, 2007



The album is titled: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (yes, that is correct).

Tracklist:

1 Don't Make Me a Target
2 The Ghost of You Lingers
3 You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
4 Don't You Evah
5 Rhthm and Soul
6 Eddie's Ragga
7 The Underdog
8 My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
9 Finer Feelings
10 Black Like Me

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Dates:

04-13 Grinnell, IA - Harris Center (Grinnell College)
04-21 Baltimore, MD - Sonar (Main Room)
04-22 Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
04-24 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
04-26 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
04-27 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
04-28 Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
05-27 George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch! Festival)
06-16 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
07-04 Detroit, MI - Comerica CityFest (I'll be there!!)

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Really loved the last lp, 'Gimme Fiction', and I'm anxiously awaiting this album.

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Again? Wow, these guys are prolific. I did like the last album quite a bit (I turn my camera on is simply awesome).
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I'm ashamed to say I had no idea who these guys were until I saw "Stranger Than Fiction" this past year. As soon as I got home from seeing that, I went to Amazon.com to check out who was on the soundtrack. Then went to iTunes and bought everything they've done. They are awesome!
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I love Spoon.
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Old 04-27-07, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
I'm ashamed to say I had no idea who these guys were until I saw "Stranger Than Fiction" this past year. As soon as I got home from seeing that, I went to Amazon.com to check out who was on the soundtrack. Then went to iTunes and bought everything they've done. They are awesome!
Same for me, just different movie -- The Puffy Chair.

I can't wait for their new album.
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10 Spoon tracks? Should be at least 18 minutes.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
10 Spoon tracks? Should be at least 18 minutes.
It must have been awhile since you listened to Spoon.
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Originally Posted by auto
It must have been awhile since you listened to Spoon.
You're right - then he'd know that 10 Spoon tracks would be a lot closer to 25 minutes...
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leaked. haven't given a listen yet.
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Been listening to this for the last few days (FWIW, I'll definitely be buying it when it comes out), and it's really good - typical Spoon, no drastic changes from their last couple albums, but that wasn't needed anyways.

Oh, and it's 36 minutes long
I hope they add a couple bonus/hidden tracks to the final album to bring it closer to 40 minutes.
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Originally Posted by slop101
Been listening to this for the last few days (FWIW, I'll definitely be buying it when it comes out), and it's really good - typical Spoon, no drastic changes from their last couple albums, but that wasn't needed anyways.
Came here to post exactly that. It's really no different from any other Spoon record, which for me, means half good songs, and half crap.
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Actually, I think it's their most consistent album yet - while Gimme Fiction (along with most of their albums) had a few songs that are stronger than anything on Gax5, it also had a few songs far weaker than anything on Ga.
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Actually, I think it's their most consistent album yet - while Gimme Fiction (along with most of their albums) had a few songs that are stronger than anything on Gax5, it also had a few songs far weaker than anything on Ga.
Tonight, I'll post my Essential Spoon collection for comment.
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New video:

The Underdog
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Further Spoon dates:

Mon, 09/10/07
Henry Fonda Theatre
Hollywood, CA

Tue, 09/11/07
Henry Fonda Theatre
Hollywood, CA

Sat, 09/15/07
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO

Sun, 09/16/07
Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA

Wed, 10/10/07
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Thu, 10/11/07
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Sat, 10/13/07
Majestic Theatre
Detroit, MI

Wed, 10/17/07
Roxy
Boston, MA

Fri, 10/19/07
The Electric Factory
Philadelphia, PA

Sat, 10/20/07
Roseland Ballroom
New York, NY

Wed, 10/24/07
The Orange Peel
Asheville, NC

Fri, 10/26/07
The Cannery
Nashville, TN
I'll be at the first one on 9/10 - see you there!
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Just saw these guys on the 4th in Detroit. Fantastic show. They really are a great live band IMO.
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New album will be available at Target next week for $7.98 (cheapest around) and w/a bonus disc.

I'm definitely picking it up there.
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and w/a bonus disc.
NICE.

Any idea how many songs?
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Nope. But I'll know Tuesday.
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So I listened to the bonus disc, and while it's pretty out there, it's a very cool bonus. It's about 22 minutes long, with 12 tracks. The tracks are all over the place, from instrumental "sound-scapes" to demo sounding songs to remixes of album tracks. The whole thing seems like a collection of studio out-takes and experiments, mixed and edited to flow together in order to make this cd seem more cohesive than it would otherwise. So it's not at all something I would give the non-Spoon fan to listen to, but it's a cool little bonus for the fans, especially those who have already downloaded the album, it's a no-brainer at $7, considering it should be scarce soon enough.
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This album is fantastic. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites of the year. I am a happy camper.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
I'm ashamed to say I had no idea who these guys were until I saw "Stranger Than Fiction" this past year. As soon as I got home from seeing that, I went to Amazon.com to check out who was on the soundtrack. Then went to iTunes and bought everything they've done. They are awesome!
Should have signed up with emusic.com instead. Could have downloaded their stuff much cheaper with no DRM.
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i was on the fence about my like for spoon, but this album is really neat, catchy, and rockin. you can't beat the 9.99 bb price for the album + 22minute bonus disc.

4.5/5
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