Album: Kill The Moonlight
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Despite — or maybe because of — the self-conscious keyboard-driven minimalism the dominated Kill The Moonlight, there were quite a few songs that were incredibly atmospheric, like the buzzing opener “Small Stakes” and the swirling closer, “Vittorio E.” Smack dab in the middle was “Don’t Let It Get You Down,” a fantastic example of what Britt Daniel calls his mathematical mind.
Actually, I also just realized that for each of Spoon’s early 2000s albums, I’m writing about a propulsive song and and arty song. So far, “Take The Fifth” and “The Way We Get By” are the propulsive songs, and “The Fitted Shirt” and today’s “Don’t Let It Get You Down” are the arty ones. And — SPOILER ALERT! — this will carry over to the two Gimme Fiction songs I’m writing about in the next couple of days, though it totally breaks down when I get to my favorite Spoon album, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.