Monday, November 30, 2009

TK #90: Spoon – Girls Can Tell (2001)

Spoon opened the decade by maturing from alt-rock also-rans to indie superheroes, and Britt Daniel emerged as a songwriter with few peers. With drummer Jim Eno providing a swinging backbeat, Daniel uses warmth and space as much as guitars and piano to sculpt ideas into songs. And on “The Fitted Shirt,” he fondly recalls his dad’s wardrobe over a low-key Led Zep riff.

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