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Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

SpoonAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (July 10, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B000RGSOQO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,538 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Something happened to Spoon between records five and six--they got big. It's not as if these unprepossessing Texans were unpopular before, but after Gimme Fiction, their music was everywhere. There was Britt Daniel, who has since moved to Oregon, singing karaoke on cult favorite Veronica Mars, there was his soundtrack for deadpan Will Ferrell vehicle Stranger Than Fiction, and then there were the countless times their tunes, especially 2002's "The Way We Get By," appeared in other movies and TV shows. The irony is that they hadn't signed to a major label (they tried that in the 1990s; it didn't take). Nor had they given their sound a major overhaul. Maybe it was a change of publicist, or maybe the times had simply caught up with these "faux punks/gentlemen dudes." In any case, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is the mark of men confident enough to give their album one of the world's goofiest titles (at least it's an improvement over Queen's "Radio Ga Ga"). If Gimme Fiction was a transitional work, record number six moves even further away from the angularity of Wire and other early influences. "The Ghost of You Lingers," for instance, is downright dreamy, while "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" is brass-bedecked power-pop (with chimes!). Open-minded listeners will surely find this Beatlesque song cycle irresistible. Fans of the Spoon's darker, more dramatic material might want to check their expectations at the door. They'll be glad they did. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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This record starts with "Don't Make Me A Target", a song that builds on Spoon's familiar minimal rhythmic piano/guitar vamp popularized on earlier hits like "Small Stakes" or "The Way We Get By". The album quickly moves into uncharted territory with the atmospheric "The Ghost Of You Lingers" and moves through several different stylistic changes from the explosive "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" to the wall-of-sound horns of radio single "The Underdog". Their most heartfelt batch of songs since 2001's "Girls Can Tell".

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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a bit more mainstream than usual but still great... August 24, 2007
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Life might be full of disappointments but, quite on the contrary, through the years Spoon have proved a reliable source of enjoyment for me.

You might ask: what separates this band from thousands of other samey so-called indie bands? Lo-fi sound & look? checked. Praise from Pitchfork? Checked. Casual name-dropping by other indie acts/scenesters? Checked. Still, despite all evidence of the contrary, Spoon really manage to be one of a kind.
What makes them stand apart is what I used to call their trademark "coitus interruptus" sound, meaning infectious hooks that never really takes off and turn into a full-fledged chorus, remaining instead a hint, a tease to the ear.
This was especially apparent on one of their previous LPs, "Kill the moonlight", also a favourite of mine (not to say, the album through which I convinced most of my friends that this was truly a great band).
Beware, it is true that this album makes a few concessions to the classic song structure, thus slightly deviating from the aforementioned c.t. sound but, in the end, it's still there. Melodies that all sudden swerve to a different direction, riffs that instead of exploding into the boombastic apex you'd expext, implode or morph into something else.

I love this band and I think that this album will easily prove to be one of my favourite of the year (along with Blitzen Trapper's 'Wild Mountain Nation', for those interested).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Again, They Don't Disappoint July 10, 2007
Format:Audio CD
(Ga X 5)offers a logical progression in Spoon's already impressive discography. If critics level any criticism at this new album, most likely it will involve damning Spoon's consistency because there aren't any geniune surprises on this album. Well, so what? I consider their ability to put out one satisfying album after another surprise enough. They've found their niche---oblique, angular, and aurally textured pop-rock---and I think they're wise to stick to it.

(Ga X 5) successfully offers a hybrid of the sounds from the last few albums (Kill the Moonlight and Gimme Fiction) and as usual you can detect the often-noted influences ranging from the Kinks to Wire to, yes, Van Morrison (give "The Underdog" a spin to hear the VM influence.) Granted, the disc is short, clocking in at just over 30 minutes, but this is also in a way a sign of the band's restraint. They know what they do well, and here they're at the zenith of their powers. Even the odder, more difficult and cubist tracks in the record's middle dintinguish themselves as worthy slow-burners after repeated listens.

In short, definitely one of their best discs. You won't be disappointed. I hope they continue making discs like this for many years to come.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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I'll start this review by first saying that I've never even bought nor heard a full Spoon album prior to purchasing the exceptional GA GA GA GA GA. What turned me on to the band was a promotional download I received for the single from Spoon's GIMME FICTION, "I Turn My Camera On". I missed out on actually buying GIMME FICTION (which I still want to pick it up), but I didn't want to miss the opportunity to buy the much anticipated follow-up album. It is brief, but despite its brevity, it is consistent from top to bottom, beginning to finish. Can you say f@#&!*) brilliant?

My favorite numbers here are "Don't Make Me A Target" which serves as an exceptional opener. "The Ghost Of You Lingers" is incredibly outside of the box, but the piano-centric production and the indie-quality of the track are unmistakibly brilliant. What is most potent for me concerning "Don't Make Me A Target" is the fact that it may be the most credible tone-poem I've heard for a while; the reverb with Britt Daniel's vocals represents the sound of a ghost. "Don't You Evah" and "Rhythm and Soul" are great as well but nothing steals the thunder of the absolutely marvelous Jon Brion (the man's a genius) helmed "Underdog" which gives Spoon's infectious "I Turn My Camera On" a serious run for its money, and that is saying a lot. Though I've lauded specific tracks, I think the album as a whole is a masterpiece, specifically for all us guys who have a soft-spot in our musical hearts for indie-rock music. One of 2007's best is presented via GA GA GA GA GA ladies and gents! 4 stars.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock & Awe July 9, 2007
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With the release of "Gimme Fiction" in 2005, I was convinced Spoon had made their masterpiece. It was the perfect combination of previously established elements: the sketch-like song structure and wild experimentation of 2002's "Kill the Moonlight" coupled with the flat-out cathartic pop of 2001's "Girls Can Tell." The songs (penned by vocalist/guitarist Britt Daniel) were simple and direct, yet imbued with an intensity of emotion not often found in modern music (or at least not as genuinely). The record was Daniel's shining moment as a songwriter; his definitive musical statement, one I thought he'd struggle to re-create throughout the rest of his sure to be long career. I never dreamt in a million years that he'd somehow surpass it. Especially on the follow-up album.

"Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" is that culmination, a record of monumental emotional depth that also manages to genuinely rock. While listening to tracks like the Jon Brion produced "The Underdog," it's apparent that Spoon is yet again breaking new ground, opening up their sound and exploring new territory while still adhering to the tried and true "Spoon" philosophy: simple and direct song-writing that packs an emotional punch. If you're tired of the vacuous music populating today's airwaves then give "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" a spin. You won't be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another in a long line of strong albums (4.5 stars)
I've been listening to Spoon since 2005 with Gimme Fiction. I gave that a glowing review and over time, I picked up most of their full-length releases. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Alapick
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably Spoon's Best Album
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is a little bit more polished, a little bit more soulful, but still the same old Spoon. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nick Hart
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Gem
Really a solid effort from the guys! Like all Spoon albums (for me) it just keeps growing on me the more I listen to it.
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Fountas
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Half of the songs are good.
Published 2 months ago by Andrew J. Jones
1.0 out of 5 stars One time God had a bowel movement and Spoon was born
This is the most overrated band. I'm happy for these guys though that can make a living selling garbage. Anyone that makes good music should be offended.
Published 3 months ago by Fred Dotts
5.0 out of 5 stars RECEIVED IT JUST IN TIME :)
I purchased this album for a family member and I loved that I received it before the holidays! Thank you!
Published 8 months ago by Sharon Craig
5.0 out of 5 stars Skip the Demos Tracks
There is a reason they are called "demos." The fully-realized songs, however, are excellent compositionally, musicianship, lyrically; philosophically. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jahana
4.0 out of 5 stars Masters of Earwigs
Just what you expect and crave from Spoon. Hooks, seemingly nonsense lyrics and constant quirk. And those tunes and beats that lodge
in your brain crevices. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Moodman
4.0 out of 5 stars Groovy
Fun, versatile but reliable Spoon sound! This album holds up to multiple listens. It can play in the background or on my running mix for some good peppy sounds that aren't too... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Harmony Button
5.0 out of 5 stars good to great
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb and The Underdog settle the debate. This is a little uneven, although a classic distilation of post modern pop craftmanship.
Published 20 months ago by Daniel W. Bleier
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What's On That Bonus Disc Anyway?
Look in the pocket behind the cd.
Jul 10, 2007 by K. Beske |  See all 8 posts
Streaming Ga Ga
It is, and it's probably their best yet. Why can't more bands make songs this enjoyable to listen to? Clearly, I'll still be buying it July 10.
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