Liner Notes

Spoon – Telephono


  1. Don’t Buy the Realistic: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  2. Not Turning Off: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  3. All the Negatives Have Been Destroyed: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  4. Cvantez: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  5. Nefarious: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  6. Claws Tracking: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  7. Dismember: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  8. Idiot Driver: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  9. Towner: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  10. Wanted to Be Your: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  11. Theme to Wendel Stivers: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  12. Primary: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  13. The Government Darling: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  14. Plastic Mylar: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Somehow, even though I’ve been listening to Spoon for probably about a decade and I’ve heard most of their other albums multiple times, I’d never heard Telephono before today. I have to say, now that I have heard it, I wasn’t missing out on much. The whole album is pretty “meh.” It definitely sounded even more late-punk than A Series of Sneaks does; probably because it came out two years earlier. The thing that was most interesting to me about this record is how entirely unlike Spoon this album sounded. Given that it’s their first, it’s not too surprising. But if Britt Daniel’s voice wasn’t so distinct, I don’t think I would even recognize this as a Spoon record.

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