"Spoon", the final track of CAN's 1972 "Ege Bamyasi" album is the eponym of the quintet from Austin, Texas. Whatever made the US boys in the mid-nineties bow to the German Krautrock legend: The music of Spoon has not much in common with that of Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay and Co. "They Want My Soul" is the eighth Spoon album, the first in four years. He has some expectations, as his two predecessors reached the top ten of the USA album charts. It remains to be seen whether "They Want My Soul" will be able to do the same. The ten new, lively grooving songs convince with two things: the mature songwriting and the vocals of guitarist Britt Daniel. He seems to have tailored the songs exactly to his voice. It just works, especially the choruses are convincing: sometimes catchy with enchanting tunes, always really interesting, performed by a voice that sounds curious and makes you curious. The instruments, sometimes with guitars, sometimes with keyboards in front, only form the frame.
Top track: Knock Knock Knock