Transference (album)

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Transference
Transference.jpg
Studio album by Spoon
Released January 15, 2010 (2010-01-15)
Genre
Length 43:07
Label Merge
Producer
Spoon chronology
Got Nuffin
(2009)
Transference
(2010)
They Want My Soul
(2014)
Singles from Transference
  1. "Written in Reverse"
    Released: December 1, 2009

Transference is the seventh studio album by the American indie rock band Spoon. It was released on January 18, 2010 in Europe and on January 19 in North America.[3] In Australia, it was released on January 15 through Spunk Records.

The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 53,000 copies in its first week.[4]

The cover shows an untitled 1970 photo by the American photographer William Eggleston.[5]

Transference was placed in the No. 9 position in Exclaim!'s list of Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2010.[6] Exclaim! writer, Ben Conoley said: "With Transference, Spoon take a more minimalist approach than predecessors Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and Gimme Fiction, demonstrating that great rock music doesn't need more than confidence, swagger and good hooks." This album was number 22 on Rolling Stone's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[9]
The A.V. Club A−[10]
Entertainment Weekly A−[11]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[12]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[13]
MSN Music A−[14]
NME 7/10[15]
Pitchfork Media 7.8/10[16]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[17]
Spin 7/10[1]

All songs written and composed by Britt Daniel

No. Title Length
1. "Before Destruction"   3:17
2. "Is Love Forever?"   2:07
3. "The Mystery Zone"   4:59
4. "Who Makes Your Money"   3:44
5. "Written in Reverse"   4:18
6. "I Saw the Light"   5:32
7. "Trouble Comes Running"   3:05
8. "Goodnight Laura"   2:28
9. "Out Go the Lights"   4:36
10. "Got Nuffin"   3:58
11. "Nobody Gets Me But You"   4:56
  • "The Mystery Zone" has a track length of 5:50 on the LP version.

Personnel[edit]

Spoon is:

  • Britt Daniel
  • Jim Eno
  • Eric Harvey
  • Rob Pope

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maerz, Melissa (January 20, 2010). "Review: Spoon, 'Transference'". Spin. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Spoon: They Want My Soul". American Songwriter. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/36971-new-spoon-album-yes/
  4. ^ "'Hope For Haiti' Album Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200". Billboard. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  5. ^ Spoon: Transference album credits; Transference digipak CD sleeve
  6. ^ "Pop & Rock Year in Review". Exclaim!. 
  7. ^ "The 30 Best Albums of 2010". Rolling Stone (December 25, 2010). Retrieved 2011-01-18
  8. ^ "Reviews for Transference by Spoon". Metacritic. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ Phares, Heather. "Transference – Spoon". AllMusic. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ Murray, Noel (January 19, 2010). "Spoon: Transference". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (January 13, 2010). "Transference". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ Hann, Michael (January 14, 2010). "Spoon: Transference". The Guardian. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ Martens, Todd (January 18, 2010). "Album review: Spoon's 'Transference'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  14. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 2010). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  15. ^ Pinnock, Tom (January 22, 2010). "Album review: Spoon – Transference (Anti)". NME. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  16. ^ Perpetua, Matthew (January 19, 2010). "Spoon: Transference". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  17. ^ Fricke, David (January 19, 2010). "Transference : Spoon". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 22, 2010. Retrieved December 19, 2015.