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It's hard to believe Spoon have been making music for nearly a quarter century. They’ve released eight albums with unwavering quality and their ninth – Hot Thoughts – is a great addition to their catalog. We hear highlights from a recent live session at Apogee Studio, hosted by Anne Litt.

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Hot Thoughts
Spoon Hot Thoughts.jpg
Studio album by Spoon
ReleasedMarch 17, 2017
Recorded2016
Studio
  • Tarbox Road Studios
  • Public Hi-Fi
  • Catacomb Recording Company
Genre
  • Indie pop
  • art pop[1]
Length41:52
LabelMatador
Producer
  • Dave Fridmann
  • Spoon
Spoon chronology
Singles from Hot Thoughts
  1. "Hot Thoughts"
    Released: January 17, 2017
  2. "Can I Sit Next to You"
    Released: February 21, 2017

Hot Thoughts is the ninth studio album by American indie rock band Spoon. It was released on March 17, 2017, through Matador Records[2] and is their first album to be released on the label since their 1996 debut album, Telephono.[3] It is also the first Spoon album since 2002's Kill the Moonlight to not feature multi-instrumentalist Eric Harvey, who quietly left the band after finishing a world tour in support of 2014's They Want My Soul.

Contents

  • 1 Reception
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Personnel
  • 4 Charts
  • 5 References

Reception

Hot Thoughts received very positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 82, based on 30 reviews.[4]

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes for Hot Thoughts[15]

Spoon

  • Britt Daniel – vocals, guitars, keys, piano, percussion, bass
  • Jim Eno – drums, percussion, keys
  • Alex Fischel – keyboards, piano, guitars, percussion
  • Rob Pope – bass, percussion

  Production

  • Spoon – production, recording, mixing
  • Dave Fridmann – production, recording, mixing
  • Brad Bell – engineering
  • Matt Gerhard – engineering
  • Mike Fridmann – engineering
  • Max Lorenzen – engineering
  • Grant Eppley – engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Gentry Studer – mastering
  • Janet Weiss – song sequencing

Additional musicians

  • Sabrina Ellis – vocals (track 8)
  • Sara Houser – vocals (tracks 4, 6 and 8)
  • Stephen Patterson – extra drums (track 5)
  • Blair Robbins – vocals (tracks 4, 6 and 8)
  • Brad Shenfeld – darbuka, saz (track 5)
  • Ted Taforo – saxophone (track 10)
  • Sharon Van Etten – vocals (track 4)

  Artwork

  • Christine Messersmith – cover image
  • Alan Hynes – design
  • Britt Daniel – design

References

  1. ^ "Spoon - Hot Thoughts". Record Collector. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Matador Reveals Release Date, Tracklist for Spoon's New Album". Spin. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Spoon Shares New Song, Will Return to Matador Records for March 2017 Album". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Reviews for Hot Thoughts by Spoon". Metacritic. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ Phares, Heather. "Hot Thoughts – Spoon". AllMusic. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ Kot, Greg (March 24, 2017). "Spoon dances in the shadows with 'Hot Thoughts'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan (March 16, 2017). "Spoon's Hot Thoughts: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ Dennis, Jon (March 16, 2017). "Spoon: Hot Thoughts review – indie experimenters dance the night away". The Guardian. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ Gill, Andy (March 15, 2017). "Album reviews: Conor Oberst – Salutations, Spoon – Hot Thoughts, Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales – Room 29 and more". The Independent. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ Milton, Jamie (March 16, 2017). "Spoon – 'Hot Thoughts' Review". NME. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ Mapes, Jillian (March 16, 2017). "Spoon: Hot Thoughts". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  12. ^ Doyle, Tom (May 2017). "The Big Scoop". Q (334): 101. 
  13. ^ Hermes, Will (March 16, 2017). "Review: Spoon Doubles Down on Beat Science on 'Hot Thoughts'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  14. ^ Scoppa, Bud (April 4, 2017). "Spoon – Hot Thoughts". Uncut. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  15. ^ Hot Thoughts (Media notes). Spoon. Matador Records. 2017. 
  16. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Spoon – Hot Thoughts". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  17. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Spoon – Hot Thoughts" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Spoon – Hot Thoughts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Spoon – Hot Thoughts" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  20. ^ "Spoon – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Spoon. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Spoon – Hot Thoughts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  22. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 12, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Spoon – Hot Thoughts" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  24. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 24, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Spoon – Hot Thoughts". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  26. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  27. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES — SEMANA 12: del 17.03.2017 al 23.03.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Spoon – Hot Thoughts". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  29. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  30. ^ "Spoon – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Spoon. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
   

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