Yeah, I'm not saying I don't get the Joel comparison at all I just think it's an oversimplified look at things. For one thing you always know what Billy Joel is talking about and with Britt Daniel it's way more cryptic.
I've had this argument/conversation a couple times with people, I'll just agree to disagree.
"Spoon sounds like a hipster version of Billy Joel."
Christ, I like Billy Joel so I certainly don't think of it as an insult but it's what everybody says after they hear "the underdog" and it's mainly because of the horns which are all over the new album. I get why Billy Joel comes to mind from that song but to say that Spoon sounds like Billy Joel in general is ridiculous if you've actually listened to a Spoon album. . . .and heard a few Billy Joel songs.
"dude, this is good, but no posters to the venue, c'mon jon!"
What now? I comped the band and the club, I even talked to Brian(Showbox) at the show and told him if for any reason the club didn't end up with their copies to let me know.
I'm gonna Email them dudes now just to make sure.