Arts & Crafts Mexico
Release date
19 Jan 2010
Running length
11 tracks
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1 Before Destruction 3:17 103,325
2 Is Love Forever 2:07 8,585
3 Mystery Zone 4:59 6,462
4 Who Makes Your Money 3:44 93,922
5 Written In Reverse 4:18 129,017
6 I Saw the Light 5:32 87,023
7 Trouble 3:05 3,888
8 Good Night Laura 2:28 2,369
9 Out Go the Lights 4:36 77,948
10 Got Nuffin 3:58 114,193
11 Nobody Gets Me but You 4:56 74,478

About this album

Britt Daniels and cohorts apocolyptically prepare passionate romantics towards felicity in this seldom purchased and puzzeling to percieve work. Lights go on, lights go off - do you wonder where the room comes from / goes to? Spoon answers this question with vague threats towards our voyeuristic older generations. An album that has delighted some to madness: Transference!

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  • idlegram31

    I love this album.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Night_Special

    criminally underrated [2]

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • scarredforlyfe

    criminally underrated

    28 Jul 2014 Reply

    not my fave of theirs, still love it to bits.

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Dylanisgod2

    destined to be looked back upon as Spoon's 'mature' classic record

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • falskmyntarn

    this album just grows by every listen. it's rapidly approaching geniusness.

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • reagan0

    The first Spoon tune I heard was Written in Reverse, although I didn't know who it was at the time, as the radio announcer didn't say. It was several months later that I found out, and heard more of their stuff, when they appeared on Austin City Limits. I immediately bought Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, then this album. Now, I've got them all. I'm hooked. I haven't heard something this fresh since Elvis Costello & the Attractions (back in the day).

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • MarcoXalana

    I agree that this is not their best moment but it's Spoon here - the quality bar is still pretty high.

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • supernovva

    Always brilliant.

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • Mavhunter

    This just seems so tame compared to how Kill the Moonlight or Sneaks smacks you in the face. Even Gimme Fiction, which seems to have one foot in the pop rock door (where Franz Ferdinand et al were), adds such a spin to the music. Transference just seems kind of straightfaced... not that the result is bad music or anything.

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Radixxs

    I Love this album.

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • vamosscorcho

    this is their most emotionally deep and cosmic album, you know? it might not be my favorite but it is the most mysterious and eerie. i don't know exactly what to think, it comes from above, unlike their past albums (not a bad thing - all their albums are great for their own reasons). "who makes your money" defines this record for me. the whole thing is a conspiracy.

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • banapaulo

    Without meaning to denigrate their previous albums, which are brilliant in their own right, this is the first album they've done that I really want to listen to from start to end. They sound completely assured. Before Destruction at first sounds like a low-key start, but after several listens its power really sneaks up on you. The chorus to Written In Reverse just makes you yearn for a rough larrynx, and Got Nuffin' has Britt actually writing some fairly relatable lyrics. Love this album.

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • CTCodemonkey

    This album is so great, I feel it's a lot deeper than most of their earlier stuff and has a whole lot more replay value. Definitely MY favorite, at least.

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • kaw1216

    i heard alot of people saying this album would be a "sell out" album, mainstream and all that. but i think they went back to their roots further than their original roots - if that even makes sense. this album surprised the hell out of me, i love it! its like they were young kids again making songs in their best friends basement, and its fantastic.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • brndn

    @ myxxxxdsmbr: yes. might be my favorite spoon album. it doesn't sound murky to me at all. goodnight laura is a miss tho

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • MyxxxxxDSMBR

    The Mystery Zone and Who Makes your money sound SO great back-to-back.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • scarredforlyfe

    unfortunately, it's only a fantastic album, arguably their best.

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • kaftoskaitsiou

    unfortunately,it's only a good album,nothing special.

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Mangosplit

    Different. Some really great songs on here, but it's murky. Goodnight Laura is underrated.

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
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