This is good stuff from a band that consistently delivers.
Title: They Want My Soul
Label: Republic Records
Time: 10 tracks/38 minutes
If there's one adjective I would use to describe Spoon, it's consistent. They have yet to put out a bad record, and even after a four year hiatus, they still obviously have no plans to start now. They Want My Soul shows that the long break was a great decision as the band comes roaring back with their own special brand of indie pop rock.
This particular record feels like a summary of the band's overall growth, incorporating all the different sounds and variations we've heard on the previous seven records. "Rent I Pay" and "Let Me Be Mine" offer the band's vintage, minimalist indie rock, while tracks like "Inside Out" and "Outlier" dip into experimental electro-pop. Add to that the sunny pop of "Do You," the driving rock of "Rainy Taxi," and the folksy pop of Ann-Margret cover "I Just Don't Understand," and you've got yourself a fine record that's certainly worth your time. This is good stuff from a band that consistently delivers.