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Transference

Spoon

Transference

Seventh studio album of rough and ready indie rock / pop from Austin, Texas quartet now in its 16th year

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Anti
UK Release date
25/01/2010
  1. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    Spoon’s most intelligent album in a catalog full of intelligent albums
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  2. 8.0 |   The Sunday Times

    Transference is less immediate than its predecessor, so it probably won’t be their breakthrough moment either, but boy, is it good
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  3. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The songs would have sounded great in any year since 1993: the fact they have appeared at the beginning of an already flaky-sounding 2010 is a great blessing
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Spoon are equally as enjoyable, and perhaps that bit more intriguing, when they are a little bit harder to fathom. Plus, to put it simply, there ain't a duff track to be found here
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Another unfussy, unshowy winner
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Transference may not reach the same dizzying heights as Kill the Moonlight or Gimme Fiction did, but it’s still better than half the indie-rock music that’s out there today
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  9. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    It can be a bit of a let down if you come in expecting another blockbuster like Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, but something of a revelation if you meet them halfway
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  10. 7.0 |   NME

    ...might be one of their best, with the band and leader Britt Daniel sounding as energised and playful as a puppy
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  11. 7.0 |   Spin

    Rarely going beyond three chords, Transference is an aural Zen garden: minimalist lines and meticulously rendered patterns anchored by Daniel's brittle cool
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  12. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The bulk of Transference is a provocative blast, a union of Daniel's art-pop ambitions and his band's total-pop strengths
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  13. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Transference offers up several solid additions to the Spoon canon and setlist, but narrowly misses living up to its pedigree
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  14. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    These songs could’ve easily strayed into the arena-anthem territory regularly mined by the Snow Patrols of the world, but in Spoon’s capable hands, these songs hit home without straining for effect
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  15. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    ...perhaps the cult of consistency that surrounds Spoon is nothing more than just a celebration of the technically proficient but entirely mundane. And is that really something worth shouting about?
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  16. 6.0 |   Eye Weekly

    Where their past three albums are flawless examples of catchy pop music made out of fragmented hooks and melodic scraps ... Transference, is more parts than sum
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  17. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Print edition only

  18. 5.0 |   music OMH

    What's missing is an immediacy, an underlying urgency, that infiltrated earlier studio efforts
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