I Saw the Light
Spoon had a pretty incredible '00s (seriously, four great albums). So for their first release in a new decade, also their first self-produced effort, Transference is just what the title promises it to be -- a transferring of all that the band has learned and defined into a sound that is as familiar as it is fresh. Slight piano bumps, soft hi-hat hits, lo-fi guitar, the occasional echo, and the rare fuzz effect ebb and flow with the same patience and ease as Britt Daniel's coos. This is Spoon as you know and love them: minimalist, smart, catchy, always playing it cool.