Same page. Matter of fact, I just ordered a copy of Soft Effects off of amazon. My original was lost in a move.
I haven't heard "Soft Effects". Here is how I rate their full-length albums:
1. Gimme Fiction
2. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
3. Girls Can Tell
4. Kill The Moonlight
6. A Series of Sneaks
I don't want the above to be misleading. "A Series of Sneaks" and "Transference" are probably 4.5 star albums in my book. I really love this band. Going back and listening to all their albums chronologically was an excellent decision on my part.* There are very songs they've made that I dislike. I rated "Series of Sneaks" below the others because I didn't find any single tracks on Series of Sneaks that I felt I needed to put on repeat. And at the end of the day, that's how I rate albums.
Gimme Fiction and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga was a really close call. I went with Gimme Fiction because it has that slow-moving ambient sound that I really dig. Songs like "Was It You" that don't really have choruses and just sort of creep along are my kind of songs.
Girls can tell got the nod over Kill The Moonlight on the strength of "Anything You Want", which is probably my favorite Spoon song.
Transference got the nod over Series of Sneaks because I didn't think there was anything on Series of Sneaks as good as "Who Makes Your Money".
*Spoon is (I think) in my top three favorite bands ever. And it's definitely top 5.
This post was edited on 4/15 at 10:54 am