Song of the Day: “Let Me Be Mine”


It’s hard to imagine rocking out for more than twenty years, without much of a respite, but that is exactly what Spoon have done. The difficult-to-label rock group that formed before Kurt Cobain’s death recently released their eighth studio album, titled They Want My Soul. This is a record that refuses to compromise artistically with the demands of so-called stakeholders: not the public, not their peers, and not the record industry either. This integrity suffuses “Let Me Be Mine,” the second to last track on the album, and gives it its audible authenticity. Vocalist Britt Daniel caps off that sentiment and offers advice in response to the album’s title: “Auction off what you love/ it will come back sometime.”

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte,, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →