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Keep It Like a Secret [Vinyl]
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Audio, Cassette, March 4, 1999
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Here's one of those few examples of true gems that can only really be found with a little searching. Think Sonic Youth but cut the abstraction, and make the music poppier and more accesible, and you've got in in a nutshell. In all honesty, I'm completely surprised that Built to Spill hasn't recieved something greater than the (albiet big) cult following they've appreciated over the last 10 years or so.
This album leads off, uh, perfectly from "Perfect from Now On." Where that very incredible album in its own right had sprawling song scapes and drawn out guitar solos that lent it an epic feel, here you get a taste of the epic but also the pop perfection Built to Spill had acheived with its earlier releases.
It starts off with probably the most concise statement of their musical direction yet, "The Plan," which combines sprawling guitar squalor, Doug Martsch's chiming boyish voice, and interesting drum play all into the space of 3 1/2 minutes. The next, "Center of the Universe," is probably their most pop statement, with a loping beat and vocal refections on success. "Carry the Zero" follows with ringing guitar and almost dreampop stylings. It's the best 6 minutes on the album.
The album swings from one spectrum to another, with stomping rock in "Bad Light," fun pop meets hair metal in "Sidewalk," phillosophical ruminations on "Time Trap," gentle harmonies and longing on probably their most beautiful moment "Else.Read more ›
Thanks to Martsch's genius on guitar, these songs are perfectly crafted entities, but that doesn't mean that the album as a whole is perfect.Read more ›
If you like rock music and creative guitar work, don't walk, RUN and buy this album. It's wonderful music.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my favorite records of all time. This is one of my favorite bands of all time. I love this record.Published 1 month ago by john fox
Another great sounding vinyl pressing among the newly released BTS vinyl catalog. Analog is the way to hear this band, the guitar feedback and percussion just jump out at you. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Phil Roberts
How can one to begin to use words to explain such a majestic piece of art. Very influential, it reverberates in the soul. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Damon-Lewis
This is a great album. It is catchy and it is well put together. This band is a great band and has a lot of different albums out and some are better than others. Read morePublished 10 months ago by cerwin2
I bought this item for my teenage son and he loves it.I would recommend it to any one who likes this type of musicPublished on January 24, 2014 by belinda mccarter
Hands down their most radio-friendly and IMHOP, their best album. Seen them many times in concert and Doug is master with the Fender in hand.Published on December 30, 2013 by Alec Leschin