Kill the Moonlight

Merge Records
Release date
20 Aug 2002
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Small Stakes 3:03 133,455
2 The Way We Get By 2:42 451,114
3 Something to Look Forward To 2:19 134,807
4 Stay Don't Go 3:37 132,724
5 Jonathan Fisk 3:18 22,634
6 Paper Tiger 3:10 134,930
7 Someone Something 2:51 110,388
8 Don't Let It Get You Down 3:31 106,252
9 All the Pretty Girls Go to the City 3:14 103,072
10 You Gotta Feel It 1:31 114,735
11 Back to the Life 2:23 111,575
12 Vittorio E 3:42 61,776

About this album

Kill the Moonlight is the fourth album from Spoon, released on August 20, 2002.

The Way We Get By” was released as a single, and obtained praise from many critics. It was featured on the television shows The O.C. and Hustle as well as in the films Mean Creek, The Puffy Chair, and Stranger Than Fiction. “Don’t Let it Get You Down” can be heard in the 2005 comedy Waiting…

The song “Jonathon Fisk” is based on a bullying middle school classmate of songwriter Britt Daniel. According to Daniel, “Fisk” is now a fan of the band, and “came to all of [Spoon’s] shows for about two or three years.

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  • Baianolucas


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  • k_naruchiha94

    Their best album.

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • pavskies

    5/5 Top 5 record.

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • CatalystDM

    I don't know what angular means with regard to music but yes to everything else

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • metamorphosis71

    A great angular, minimalist indie rock album that just grows on you with every listen!

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • reagan0

    I may sound like a broken record, but I love every track on this album. I tend to say that about a lot Spoon albums.

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Katarisaurus

    definitely my favorite Spoon album, with Gimme Fiction in close 2nd

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kaw1216

    another great album by SpOoN. possibly their best? hmm.. maybe.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • OTCPunk

    Yeah... this is the best one.

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • KilkennyShiru

    The greatness of this album just comes at you like a ninja.

    14 Sep 2010 Reply
  • k1012k3

    Pretty Dope

    3 Sep 2010 Reply

    I was a big fan of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga but didn't really like this one much. no offense guys, just my opinion.

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • dontmakemeatrgt

    Their best album. No dull tracks on the whole thing :-o.

    8 Apr 2010 Reply
  • tylermcgaughey

    Definitely one of the five (or so) best records of the past ten years. I have been jamming to this pretty continuously since I was fourteen. "Small Stakes" still gives me heart palpitations.

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • benjaminroosien

    I always forget great this album is, and it blows me away every time I hear it again.

    23 Jan 2010 Reply
  • PhamilyJules

    A very solid album.

    23 Jan 2010 Reply
  • rcaz

    so addicted right now

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • rcaz

    veeeery nice!

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • loadminik88

    such a fantastic album! love it

    7 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Kezman85

    I really underappreciated the second half of this record for far too long. I was convinced 'Girls Can Tell' was their best record, but now I think it's between this and GaGaGaGaGa.

    13 Aug 2009 Reply
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