Hot Thoughts from Spoon is WNRN’s April Electric CD of the Month. Beginning with the charged up “Hot Thoughts” the new Spoon album brings a sexy, sci-fi meets dance vibe that immediately draws you in. “WhisperI’llHearIt” stays low until it is ready to explode into tambourines and guitar solos. The instruments slowly layering atop each other in as a psychedelic storm of synthesizers evolve on “Do I Have to Talk You Into It”.
The focused disco jam of “First Caress” and “Can I Sit Next To You” are some of the tightest songs that Spoon has ever written. Some lovely piano work throughout Hot Thoughts, but I like the emotional and tonal shift found from “I Ain’t The One” to “Tear It Down”.
Hot Thoughts reminds me why I like Spoon so much, they create a world within an album that I want to exist in.
Spoon will be at Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville on Wednesday, July 19 with The New Pornographers opening.