By Brian M. Raftery
Updated March 09, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

Austin’s Spoon is all about stealth, allowing hooks — whether a fuzzy guitar squiggle or jaunty piano plunk — to creep into each song. And though Spoon’s approach can feel calculated, Girls’ melding of new wave and indie pop literally sounds timeless — it could’ve been released at any point in the last 25 years and still sound contemporary. B