25 years and 9 albums in and they’ve yet to produce a mediocre album. Hot Thoughts is another collection of avant funk, jerky rhthyms, a little dub here, a little disco there, all held together by Brit Daniels singular bark.
Sharon Van Etten guests on First Caress. Pink Up takes an early Talking Heads vibe and introduces vibraphone, maracas, and backwards vocals. Can I Sit Next to You and Do I Have To Talk You Into It sound like the natural progressions of earlier Spoon rockers…and there’s a weird jazz thing at the end. Best Spoon record yet? Maybe, until the next one.