Britt Daniel and company have been at it for 20 years. Although their velocity has slowed in recently, the quality has not wavered. The odd thing about Spoon is that they sound like bit and pieces of many bands, yet are unmistakably themselves and rarely deviate from their battle tested formula. This rampant accessibility and critical acclaim has not changed on the release of their eighth album. In fact, you can stream the whole LP below.
Coming off a debut that stirred the pot with its taut energy, Chicago’s Twin Peaks is now bursting with 70s radio melodies and power pop wails. On their followup LP Wild Onion, they herald a sunnier present day via 20th century transport.
The melodies served up from this Toronto group has garnered recent comparisons to Teenage Fanclub. This is high praise, but not without merit. Their debut is coated with an energetic buzz of positivity that sounds nostalgic these days.
This debut album out of London shimmers with beauty and sincerity, capturing lovely moments with each crafted lyric. Woman’s Hour find a comfy sound wedged near Rhye and Everything But The Girl creates an aura of positive energy and heartfelt emotion.