I Turn My Camera On
Britt Daniel hauls his effortless falsetto out of the back shed for this one, a strange mix of funky Prince and the Rolling Stones "Emotional Rescue". This song (and album) should have pushed Spoon to the fore, just ahead of fellow Merge labelmates, Arcade Fire. It still might, time, talent, luck, hype, PR, and endurance will tell.
Song of the year? Maybe. In the Top Ten of the year? Definitely.
Alan Williamson *sixeyes