Ah, gotta love a bit of Built To Spill.
This classic album, first released in 1997 saw the band experiment with a bigger, cleaner, and tighter sounds - courtesy of the luxuries of a well-stocked Warners studio no doubt. Anyway, this is the album that put Bult To Spill on the map. A map that should come in handy as they crank up the tour buses again.
Vinyl LP £20.74 MOVLP1081
180 gram reissue of the Spill's 4th album.
8/10 Penrith Steve 13th November 2014
Somewhere in an alternative universe, Doug Martsch is standing centre-stage in a huge stadium, guitar slung round his neck with his arms in the air as he conducts the 50,000 strong crowd as they sing his anthemic hits back at him in utter adoration. That’s what I like to think, anyway.
“Keep It Like A Secret”, Built To Spill’s fourth album opens with one of those anthems, “The Plan” swells and crashes and twists and turns. “Sidewalk” is the great catchy pop hit of the album and “Centre of the Universe” is typical Built To Spill – sort of a bit Pavementy, but not and a bit of cosmic explosiveness like the Flaming Lips, but not. But never the less brilliant, brilliant melodic indie pop with guitars going all over the place and Martsch’s friendly, strained drawl making you want to listen to what he has to say.
This is bloody brilliant but their best album is the seemingly underrated “There’s Nothing Wrong With Love” from 1994, check that out too!
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