Spoon - Lucifer on the Sofa

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Lucifer on the Sofa

01 Held
02 The Hardest Cut
03 The Devil & Mister Jones
04 Wild
05 My Babe
06 Feels Alright
07 On the Radio
08 Astral Jacket
09 Satellite
10 Lucifer on the Sofa

Bee OK, Thursday, 28 October 2021 16:17 (nine months ago) link

out February 11 via Matador

Bee OK, Thursday, 28 October 2021 16:17 (nine months ago) link


Bee OK, Thursday, 28 October 2021 16:19 (nine months ago) link

Sounds like Spoon!

juristic person (morrisp), Thursday, 28 October 2021 16:37 (nine months ago) link

I'm into this song

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 28 October 2021 17:57 (nine months ago) link

pretty good!

ufo, Thursday, 28 October 2021 21:06 (nine months ago) link

Sounds good, I wonder what movies that video director's been digesting lately. "Green Room?"

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 28 October 2021 22:13 (nine months ago) link

i have listened to this song a few time now, it's great. Spoon just doesn't disappoint do they? the video is too violent for me however.

Bee OK, Friday, 29 October 2021 16:23 (nine months ago) link

Ahead of the album’s February 11th, 2022 release, Spoon shared the video for the first single “The Hardest Cut,” featuring the band playing the track during a wild house party. Daniel said of the song, the first track he wrote for Lucifer on the Sofa, “I spent a lot of 2018 and 2019 listening to ZZ Top.”

Daniel told Rolling Stone of the then-unfinished album in September 2020, “The songs have a lot of different moods,” Daniel says. “There’s one that’s got a Spanish flavor. There’s one that’s got an R&B flavor. There’s a straight-up epic rock song. When you’ve got all those choices, you can really shape the identity of a record by leaving something off.”

Bee OK, Friday, 29 October 2021 23:37 (nine months ago) link

ZZ Top, interesting

Bee OK, Friday, 29 October 2021 23:37 (nine months ago) link


last thing for now, good interview here

Bee OK, Friday, 29 October 2021 23:45 (nine months ago) link

I'm glad Dave Fridmann isn't involved with this one.

nate woolls, Saturday, 30 October 2021 00:18 (nine months ago) link

ZZ Top, interesting

― Bee OK, Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:37 AM (fifty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

so interezting

this band is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz bottom

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Saturday, 30 October 2021 00:32 (nine months ago) link

Me likey

I really liked Transference, tho, which this kinda reminds me of sonically.

war mice (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 30 October 2021 00:42 (nine months ago) link

Another one!

J. Sam, Saturday, 30 October 2021 01:26 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

Not on this album but was released today

I Can't Give Everything Away (Amazon Original) by Spoon on Amazon Music

Bee OK, Friday, 7 January 2022 03:11 (seven months ago) link

In case you are wondering, yes it's a cover of David Bowie

Bee OK, Friday, 7 January 2022 03:23 (seven months ago) link

Just seeing that Hardest Cut video now and thinking it would be one of those "ooooh, MTV banned it and there's no easy way to see it in the US" videos back in the day.

... (Eazy), Friday, 7 January 2022 03:39 (seven months ago) link

second release from this upcoming album:

Bee OK, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 02:54 (six months ago) link

"wild" is good, i keep coming back to it. it's so u2 though lol, only needs a delay on the guitar to complete the sound

ufo, Thursday, 20 January 2022 09:27 (six months ago) link

lol did Corbijn even do the video?

Is this like the third or fourth comeback from a song in recent years to allude to house music piano? There was the Vampire Weekend, there was the Lourde, is there another one I'm forgetting?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 January 2022 14:00 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I love this new single even if one part of it sounds a little like this to me


Paul Ponzi, Friday, 4 February 2022 20:39 (six months ago) link

They are playing practicly in my back yard next week, still don't know if I'm going as I'm still terrified of covid-19

Bee OK, Friday, 4 February 2022 21:39 (six months ago) link

I need some encouragement, should I go?

Bee OK, Monday, 7 February 2022 02:15 (six months ago) link

i don't know what your situation is but if not for having a 10-month old i would be out doing just about anything at this point

call all destroyer, Monday, 7 February 2022 02:19 (six months ago) link

The album's solid.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 February 2022 02:36 (six months ago) link

Bee, you're in OC? The 7-day case rate there is currently 81.7 per 100k – even lower than SF County (by contrast, LA County is at 146.8). These rates are still fairly high when judged against the near flatlines between surges, but we're well down the back half of the slope... and looks like the venue requires masks and proof of vax (...or, well, negative test results). If you're vaxxed & boosted and generally healthy, and not living with someone at risk, I'd say the numbers are in your favor for taking the risk and having fun.

False Pretenses Lad (morrisp), Monday, 7 February 2022 04:52 (six months ago) link

Tonight is the night but I still haven't pulled the trigger. I had a friend who was going to go with me so I was all in. They're a teacher and a school night so they backed out. Now back on the fence about going.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 8 February 2022 18:03 (six months ago) link

You should go! Wear a mask. I think it's good to go/get out after so long, especially if you're still being cautious.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 February 2022 18:12 (six months ago) link

Yeah if you're vaxxed & boostered I say go for it!

willem, Tuesday, 8 February 2022 18:20 (six months ago) link

I'm vaxxed but yet to get the booster. I'm fine to get into the show

Bee OK, Tuesday, 8 February 2022 18:26 (six months ago) link

I'm going, thanks for talking me into everyone!

Bee OK, Tuesday, 8 February 2022 23:18 (six months ago) link

Have fun!

False Pretenses Lad (morrisp), Tuesday, 8 February 2022 23:33 (six months ago) link

Promos have been out for a bit.

Initially I couldn’t really connect to the record, but it’s growing on me.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 12:49 (six months ago) link

I DO appreciate that this band is always doing something slightly different from what they did before, though!

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 12:50 (six months ago) link

Last night they were the "Greatest Band in the World." as I had a blast just being out and being able to rock with amplified music again. The crowd was very into them as well and this was like their last tour, a greatest hits tour. That part was a bit disappointing as I wanted to hear the new album. They only played three songs off the new album and one they said they released today called "My Babe," which is now my favorite of those three new songs. The other thing I was disappointed with is they totally ignored the last album Hot Thoughts, which is a shame but they are back in rock mode and I guess that album doesn't go with that style.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 19:58 (six months ago) link

Feb 8. 2022 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

1. The Beast and Dragon, Adored
2. Small Stakes
3. Don't You Evah
4. Do You
5. Lines in the Suit
6. The Hardest Cut
7. Don't Make Me a Target
8. My Mathematical Mind
9. The Underdog
10. My Babe
11. I Summon You
12. The Fitted Shirt
13. Got Nuffin
14. Inside Out
15. I Turn My Camera On
16. Jonathon Fisk

17. Isolation (John Lennon cover)
18. Wild
19. The Way We Get By
20. Black Like Me
21. Rent I Pay

Bee OK, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 20:02 (six months ago) link

Huh, looks like an almost greatest hits-type show.

From the new one, My Babe is the only single that I really like, but I'm sure it'll all hang together as a singular Spoon album. They always do.

paulhw, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 21:36 (six months ago) link

no hot thoughts tracks and a rock oriented setlist sounds pretty great to me

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 21:40 (six months ago) link


So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 21:48 (six months ago) link

I find the album less interesting than Hot Thoughts but still a blast.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 21:48 (six months ago) link

I sometimes forget Hot Thoughts even exists. It's by far my least favourite of theirs but I remain a big fan and will definitely be buying this new one.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 21:49 (six months ago) link

Hot Thoughts ruled but just suffered in comparison to their best album THEY WANT MY SOUL xoxo

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 23:01 (six months ago) link

Hot Thoughts bangs

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 23:02 (six months ago) link

Hot Thoughts is top 3. They Want My Soul is no. 1.

paulhw, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 23:05 (six months ago) link

They Want My Soul is probably my number one too, they even ended the show with "Rent I Pay" which was perfect. i also love Hot Thoughts and was very surprised they didn't play even one song from it. the biggest surprise from the show was "Lines in the Suit" and "The Fitted Shirt" and i heard they brought those out after years of not playing them live. "Got Nuffin" was probably the best live song on this night.

Bee OK, Friday, 11 February 2022 01:37 (six months ago) link

starting an album with a cover is kind of a baller move

na (NA), Friday, 11 February 2022 16:07 (six months ago) link

I get "NY Kiss" stuck in my head monthly.

Sometimes "WhisperI'lllistentohearit" is my favorite Spoon. I dig Britt Daniel when he's being a creepy sexy dick.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 February 2022 16:11 (six months ago) link

on first listen, this feels like the last few spoon albums - a bunch of pretty good songs that all mush together with nothing in particular standing out as a highlight. the hardest cut comes the closest and that's just because of the BWAAAR BWAAAR BWAAAR BWAAAR part

na (NA), Friday, 11 February 2022 17:07 (six months ago) link

xxxxxp I mentioned this last fall (and will probably try this again with Spoon) but most of the GA shows here in NYC don't seem to be selling out, especially when they're in bigger venues. I think a lot of this has to do with concerns over COVID, first Delta and now Omicron. So with every GA show I've been to, I've been able to get GA tickets for half of the ticket price (i.e. less than half of the total price when you factor in the original ticket fees) usually two or three days in advance on the secondhand market. The downside is I'm never close to the stage, no way I'm packing myself into the crowd, but it's made for some very cheap shows - I went to see Bob Mould for $15. Spoon is $50 before fees here in NYC, so I'll probably go if it drops to $25.

birdistheword, Monday, 14 February 2022 19:46 (five months ago) link

This band has amassed one heck of a body of work that's remarkably consistent without necessarily being repetitive.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 February 2022 23:05 (five months ago) link

This is a great record. Wild and My Babe are knocking me out.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 15 February 2022 06:57 (five months ago) link

They churn out golden tunes out with so much ease. MY BABE

bonus donut (rizzx), Tuesday, 15 February 2022 08:43 (five months ago) link

after repeated listenings, finding this album tiring and annoying
too much rockin for me i guess

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 14:29 (five months ago) link

"my babe" and the astral song are pretty good though

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 14:30 (five months ago) link

Maybe you're not rockin enough, have you considered that? Or maybe you're rockin too much - in a rocking chair!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 14:32 (five months ago) link

not much of a surprise but this album is incredibly well-recorded

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 16:08 (five months ago) link

put it on yesterday, i was like yeah yeah another spoon album, no rush. of course i've already played most of it 3 times. they just never miss.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 02:05 (five months ago) link

17. Isolation (John Lennon cover)
18. Wild
19. The Way We Get By
20. Black Like Me
21. Rent I Pay

― Bee OK, Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:02 PM (six days ago) bookmarkflaglink

this encore is fucking incredible btw

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 02:08 (five months ago) link


Bee OK, Thursday, 17 February 2022 01:59 (five months ago) link

Oh, there is also a bonus of Wild, Small Stakes, Inside Out:


Bee OK, Thursday, 17 February 2022 02:02 (five months ago) link

The last couple didn’t massively connect with me - I enjoyed them a bit but didn’t adore them like the run from KTM through Transference - but this is absolutely back up there for me.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 17 February 2022 06:37 (five months ago) link

Been listening to this a lot lately and I think I've finally decided that, despite a few decent tracks and the excellent production we've come to expect from these guys, it's almost definitely my least favorite Spoon album. I'm also baffled by the sequencing. Title track is great, though.

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 19 February 2022 14:48 (five months ago) link

Yeah not their best, but still a solid album which isn’t a surprise coming from them at this point even after so many years into their career.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 21 February 2022 01:26 (five months ago) link

“Wild” is probably their most immediate single in ages.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 21 February 2022 01:41 (five months ago) link

i bought this CD and got it today, can't wait to finally hear this album

Bee OK, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 18:45 (five months ago) link

ironically, i think the last CD i bought was Hot Thoughts and that was at their show

Bee OK, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 18:46 (five months ago) link

Bee OK, what did you think of the new one?

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 25 February 2022 13:05 (five months ago) link

Miss this but was able to give it a good five listens. Another very solid Spoon album as they just have a knack for that. I can't really think of too many bands that have this good of an album for album number 10. It seems like everything is in the right place and the production is outstanding. I'm a big fan of the second half and do wonder where this album will rank in a years time on my Spoon list. I'm a little disappointed they didn't keep going down the electronic direction of their last album but I might be over ranking Hot Thoughts. This album does rock but seems a bit short, I actually think they should have put one more song on it. For Spoon fans I can see why they think it is a return to form as it does feel like a classic Spoon album and to do that in 2022 is remarkable imo.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 March 2022 18:25 (five months ago) link

I love Hot Thoughts and prefer it.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 March 2022 18:27 (five months ago) link

Have played this ten times, is that enough to decide that aside from Wild it really isn't doing anything for me?

ledge, Friday, 11 March 2022 09:23 (five months ago) link

It's the first Spoon album I'll probably never listen to again. On the whole I think it's pretty disappointing, which is the first time I have felt that way about a Spoon album. "Held" is actually pretty awful. Sounds like the Black Keys.

As for the length, it doesn't bother me, as I like short albums, bu they could have padded this out with one of the great live Tom Petty covers they released in video form last year.

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 11 March 2022 10:05 (five months ago) link


sean gramophone, Friday, 11 March 2022 15:01 (five months ago) link

Yeah "Held" could be their worst song ever (cover or not, terrible lyrics too), and "The Hardest Cut" isn't much better, but after that I really like the album. Not as good as Hot Thoughts though.

paulhw, Friday, 11 March 2022 15:25 (five months ago) link

It also seems like an almost vulgar misread of the original song (which I only heard recently), with all the conspicuous rock and roll vocal affectations ("I let myself be held / (yeah) / Like a big old baby / whoo!"). And to start the record that way? Baffling decision.

I still think the title track's great, which is why I'll probably keep the record.

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 11 March 2022 17:33 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

This has to be the least talked about new Spoon album ever on ILM. I see they are now going to co-headline a tour with Interpol this summer but there are no Los Angeles dates as of yet.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 30 March 2022 22:29 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Is anyone going to see Spoon on this current tour that just started? I'm thinking about going again because they are so good live.

Bee OK, Friday, 15 April 2022 01:36 (three months ago) link

i saw them last week in boston

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2022 01:42 (three months ago) link

This might be their worst album outside of their debut. There is no lasting power with this and although good it's subpar when you compare it to other Spoon albums. Hot Thoughts and They Want My Soul are so good maybe that should have been expected.

Bee OK, Friday, 15 April 2022 01:43 (three months ago) link

how was the show?


Bee OK, Friday, 15 April 2022 01:43 (three months ago) link

I read someone's tweet that they're doing John Lennon's "Isolation" as one of the encores

curmudgeon, Friday, 15 April 2022 02:51 (three months ago) link

they were covering that years ago, brought it back for obvious reasons

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2022 03:06 (three months ago) link

They just postponed the next few shows because someone got COVID, so if that frees up a ticket, I may go.

birdistheword, Friday, 15 April 2022 05:07 (three months ago) link

I haven’t gone back to this much, honestly.

(It’d be fun to see them live, though.)

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 15 April 2022 14:29 (three months ago) link

Nor have I.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 April 2022 14:39 (three months ago) link

i haven't either haha. excited to see them live soon though

global tetrahedron, Friday, 15 April 2022 15:09 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i just bought ticket to see them in Hollywood in June, it will be the second time in this tour but first time since this newer album has been out. They are also playing with Interpol in a coheadliner thingy but this is not that.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 20:11 (three months ago) link

Can't believe how expensive tickets are these days, I know everything is but it feels like they are making up for the last few years.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 23:53 (three months ago) link

Oh I talked about that already, sorry

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 May 2022 00:07 (three months ago) link

tonight's show in nyc surpassed expectations ---

great setlist, indulgent w/ hits but felt to hit all the right marks

guesting dan boeckner during the encore and doing wolf parade's 'modern world' made my week, i love him (i guess he's in town for arcade fire's somehow fifth snl episode tomorrow)

spoon rules

blue6ave, Saturday, 7 May 2022 04:22 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

It's my birthday and a friend is taking me to go see Spoon tonight in Hollywood.


Bee OK, Friday, 3 June 2022 00:12 (two months ago) link

Dang, happy birthday bee ok! Hope it’s a killer show

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Friday, 3 June 2022 01:08 (two months ago) link

Saw them in April, they were great, just a good ol' rock&roll show from the git-go.

The opening band was Geese from New York City and this was there fifth show ever. they were good, they are classic rock/Strokes vibe going and I could see they could become something.

As I stated it was my birthday and my friend Rob wanted to buy me a beer. Well he could not find his way back to me. So I was shouting on my phone between bands and of course everyone around me knew what was going on. Then a bunch of people put on their flashlight, on their phones to try and direct him back to me. I then had a dad and his daughter trying to help and he was throwing his daughter up in the air for my buddy to see. It was the greatest thing ever. It didn't work and so I lost my prime real-estate.

Spoon were great as usual. My only complaint is they played like six songs from the new album but that was fine as it's this tour. My friend, who had skepticism of Spoon, absolutely loved them and finally after all these years won him over.

Bee OK, Monday, 6 June 2022 22:54 (two months ago) link

They said they haven't played this in a long time. I know I have never heard it live before. "The Mystery Zone."

Bee OK, Monday, 6 June 2022 22:55 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...


Bee OK, Friday, 24 June 2022 00:41 (one month ago) link

Probably my favorite song from this album, anyway the video was released today.

Bee OK, Friday, 24 June 2022 00:47 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

This album is such a triumph. The term that keeps coming to mind, for whatever reason, is "victory lap."

I was trying to construct an elaborate and unnecessary career analogy between Leonard Cohen and Spoon, which would I guess make this = 1992's The Future (25 years on from the debut and releasing some of the best songs of their career, just with slightly longer gaps between albums). Here's hoping I don't have to wait 9 years to hear the next one!

Sonned by a comedy podcast after a dairy network beef (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 09:40 (two days ago) link

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