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The 50 Best Songs of 2007

Journey back 13 years to a stellar year for Rihanna, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, and Kanye West. From hip-hop to indie rock and everywhere in between, PopMatters picks the best 50 songs of 2007.

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The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2010

"Indie rock" is a term as amorphous and hard-to-pin-down as some of its associated lingo. But for our purposes here, we'll go with a line of demarcation strangely omitted from the discussion much of the time: the rock portion of the equation.

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Indie Rockers Spoon Issue a Greatest Hits Collection

Amidst a tour opening for Beck and Cage the Elephant, Spoon will release a greatest hits collection in August that's a wonderful overview of their music.

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The Best Indie Rock of 2017

The indie rock genre is wide and unwieldy, but the musicians selected here share an awareness of one's place on the cultural-historical timeline.

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Spoon - "Can I Sit Next to You" (Singles Going Steady)

Spoon discovers New Wave funk and comes up with an appealing ditty that makes one just want to dance.

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Spoon: Hot Thoughts

The melodies on Hot Thoughts might be Spoon's stickiest in a while, and the album strikes a near-perfect balance between traditional songs and adventurous sounds.

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Spoon: Gimme Fiction

Ten years later, an adored band's mid-career triumph is again celebrated.

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South By Southwest Music Festival 2015: Monday and Tuesday

In addition to indie favorites like San Fermin and Spoon, stunning new acts like Parlour Tricks help kick off SXSW 2015 on a strong note.

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The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 100-81

PopMatters' picks for the best albums of the 2000s begins with a series of albums that spans epic metal, ornate indie folk, and a terrifying work of electronic music.

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Spoon + !!!: 10 September 2014 - New York (Photos)

Spoon's excellent live show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield (aka Summerstage) came near the heels of their late-Summer They Want My Soul tour.

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OutKast Fires Up the Audience at Day One of Forecastle Festival

From the minimalist indie rock of Spoon to the extravagant performance by OutKast, day one of Forecastle did not disappoint.

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Divine Fits: 4 September 2012 – Los Angeles

Boeckner and Daniel are musketeers of the music world: All for one, and one for all.

Melissa Bobbitt
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Divine Fits: A Thing Called Divine Fits

Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) come together to try to make something better than the average "supergroup" LP.

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Divine Fits Offer Up New Songs on NPR

NPR stations are now providing a week's worth of listening to the debut release by Divine Fits -- a new band comprised of Britt Daniels (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) along with Alex Fischel on heavy rotation manning the keyboards.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest: Three Days of Dust, Delinquency and Danzig Drama

Trying to fabricate a deep meaning in a rock festival, especially one called Fun Fun Fun is a useless pursuit.

Kevin Curtain
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Ray Davies: See My Friends

Ray Davies' latest album is part tribute compilation, part vanity project. Mark my words, no one will be discussing this a year from now.

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Arcade Fire + Spoon: 6 Aug 2010 - Columbia, MD

More than any other band of their generation, the Arcade Fire prove that "indie rock" and "stadium rock" are not mutually exclusive categories.

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Primavera Sound Festival: 27-29 May 2010: Barcelona, Spain

Primavera never stops growing. There are now more stages than ever before, a whole week of live music before the festival even begins, ad-hoc stages set-up in parks all over the city, as well as the obligatory closing party.

Russ Slater
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Spoon + Deerhunter + The Strange Boys: 22.Mar.10 - Washington D.C.

How do you improve on perfection? In the case of Spoon, you pair one of indie rock's most reliable live acts with two up-and-coming bands that can more than hold their own.

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Plenty of Bang for the Buck

An economic survey of a decade of concert-going yields an average of positive returns for my dollar. Yeah, Bob Dylan was worth every penny and more.

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Spoon: Transference

When you break it down, Transference is really just another Spoon album... and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Books

Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small by John Cook

Despite some generous editorializing, Our Noise is as engaging (and human) a music industry tale as you're ever going to read.

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Spoon + Black Nasty: 22 April 2009 - Houston

While several new songs were welcomed with polite applause, tunes from Spoon’s back catalogue elicited a more raucous response.

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Spoon

I’d never thought of Spoon as bourgie, but, suddenly, it seems obvious. After all, they play tight, melodic rock that’s just a little bit uppercrust. These guys are, dare I say it, adults...

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Various Artists: This is Next

The world is better for every new pair of ears that gets turned on to Of Montreal and Ted Leo. The only real question is this: do you really need this album to begin with?

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Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Austin band's sixth LP is its most groove-oriented effort since 2001's Girls Can Tell, an efficient rhythm machine with a sinuous palate.

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Kill the House Lights: An Interview With Britt Daniel

Spoon's frontman explains his involvement with the new film Stranger Than Fiction and his love for an unlikely soundtrack.

Eddie Ciminelli
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Spoon: Soft Effects EP/Telephono

A younger, brasher Spoon's early albums show a band gradually getting over its Pixies obsession and defining a jittery, soulful sound.

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Spoon

If I were Britt Daniels I would love to kick Coldplay's Chris Martin in the face. Somebody needs to.

Eddie Ciminelli
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Spoon: Gimme Fiction

Fifth full-length from Austin indie luminary is, simply put, a triumph.

Zeth Lundy
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