Finally, Spoons masterpiece
It's been listening pleasure to hear this band progress over the years to what is finally their masterpiece, an emotional start to finish with a production value and complexity not seen in any previous album. It shows maturity and vast studio time invested.
I'm in love with this album.
By Ghostbuster 2976
Its my favorite song !!
the most experimental album since transference
By cmon dwight get some rebounds
I think most people would probably name gagaga, gimme fiction, and they want my soul if someone asked them to name the best spoon album. i'd agree with any one of those picks too. however, its albums like tranference and hot thoughts that keep spoon intriguing. while they want my soul was much more refined and consistent, hot thoughts has some inspired moments that make up for some inconsistencies. whisperilllistentohearit and do i have to talk you into it are two of the best songs spoon has ever released. pink up and us are two of the most daring. and i aint the one stands out. for some reason spoon named the album after the worst song on the album but other than that and a few shifts from experimental to classic spoon, this is a good album.
Feels rushed and uninspired
I have enjoyed Spoon for many years and look forward to when they put out an new album. I love Kill the Moonlight, Gimme Fiction and Ga, and I still listen to all of those albums frequently. I felt like Transference was a push away from Ga due to the mainstream success, but still has a distinct feel, and was a bit more towards an experiemental feel, but still has great songs. They Want My Soul grabbed me immediately, and I listened to that for weeks without listening to anything else, just a solid album cover to cover, so I was really looking forward to Hot Thoughts. On first listen there was nothing that really jumped out at me except "I ain't the one." Listened to the album a few more times and the tracks feel uninspired and rushed, almost like they didn't have any ideas for an album and this is what emerged and they didn't feel like finishing it. They Want My Soul was so good, these don't even feel like B-sides to that album, and none would come close to being put on that album, because TWMS felt like they captured each idea for every song they wrote for it. I had high expectations since their last album was so good, and the critics are raving over this album, but I just can't rank it higher then any of their previous 5 albums. People have knocked the 'dance' sound, but with a band like spoon they obviously experiement with sounds, so I am OK with that, but this just doesn't have anything that caught my attention sonically. Its not a terrible album, just not up to the standard I have come to enjoy from previous albums, hoping it grows on me. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
By Thy squire
Good stuff going on here. A nice variation of sounds.
Great leap forward.
I've loved all of their stuff and, considering the breadth of their past catalogue, this is definitely an aesthetic leap but one that makes sense in context. WhisperI'lllistentohearit and First Caress are my faves.
I LOVE this guys.
Consistently putting out the best indie rock/pop albums for almost 15 years. Thank you for being who you are.
I'm not a big fan of this album. Too "soft."
A solid spin from start to finish!