on 7 November 2001
This is the best album of the year. It's been nearly three years since Spoon's last album, A Series of Sneaks, rocked heads and broke hearts, and even though the band was without a label for most of that time, they forged ahead with the writing and recording of Girls Can Tell anyway. It's a worrying thought that this record nearly didn't see the light of day. Britt Daniel's breathless stuttering, the jarring fuzz riffs that tear apart the choruses. Strokes, White Stripes forget it. This is it.
on 10 December 2001
I saw Spoon play one of their first shows in 1993 at The Sun Tint Warehouse. At the time they sounded like a Pixies rip off band. As a result I pretty much ignored them as they released various singles and albums over the years. My opinion changed when a friend threw on "Girls Can Tell" one evening. The album is spot on excellent! I agree with another reviewer who said that this record rivals The Strokes album. There are many tight,groovy and straight forward rock songs. "Lines in a suit" and "The fitted shirt" are top numbers. My favorite is "Chicago at Night" which is just as smooth as can be.
Brit Daniels is also a really nice guy.