Playlist: The Best Of Spoon

Spoon formed in the early 90’s, and has steadily become more popular over the last 15 years.  I first discovered their music around 2002, but even then, I only checked out a couple of their songs.  It wasn’t until maybe 4-5 years later that I realized how much I loved their sound, probably around the time the film Stranger Than Fiction was released, which featured music by Spoon.  Much of the film’s score was taken directly from some of their most popular songs (“That’s The Way We Get By”, “I Turn My Camera On”).

Being our featured artist of the week, I put together this playlist with some of their best music. Having just released their 8th studio album, They Want My Soul, they had a lot of material to choose from, but I’ve narrowed it down to 17 of my favorite songs.  Having listened to the new album several times already since it was released on Tuesday, I have to say that (at least for me) this might be my favorite album of theirs so far.  The only drawback is that it’s very short (around 35 minutes or so) but sometimes the short albums are the best ones, because it immediately makes you want to listen again.

Because of the new album being so good, I’ve done something I wouldn’t normally do, including a track from it in this “best of”.  The other playlists I’ve put together usually act as sort of a primer for those who don’t know the artist’s material, leading up to the release of a new album, but the song “Inside Out” is so good that I just had to start the playlist with it. It might be too early to say this, as it was just released, but even with so many other strong releases in 2014 so far, this one might end up being my favorite album of the year.


The Best Of Spoon

1. Inside Out
2. Take A Walk
3. The Book I Write
4. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
5. All The Pretty Girls Go To The City
6. I Turn My Camera On
7. Anything You Want
8. Got Nuffin
9. My Mathematical Mind
10. Don’t You Evah
11. Who Makes Your Money?
12. Back To The Life
13. The Way We Get By
14. The Mystery Zone
15. Don’t Let It Get You Down
16. Gooodnight Laura
17. The Underdog

What are your favorite Spoon songs? Let me know in the comments below!