It's was a good album on the first listen, for me, and it's getting better with every listen. This album exemplifies perfectly what i love about Spoon: they can strive for a different sound and still make an appealing, dynamic record. Hot Thoughts is quickly becoming some of my favorite work of theirs.
I don't know about you guys and gals, but summer is coming up and I am itching to catch a few shows. Ima make the east coast my bitch this summer.
I noticed on the last tour, with a bit more flexibility of the 5 piece, Britt without a guitar is not bad on stage. He's become quite a formidably powerful frontman throughout his time, and is quite engaging and fun to watch. Probably helps that he loves touring.