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There's Nothing Wrong With Love
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This album is unbelievable. There is so much emotion put into every note that Doug Martsch launches from his guitar that the album requires so many listens to absorb it all. "Car", "Fling," and "Cleo" are some of the most beautiful songs ever written. "Big Dipper" is just plain guitar-pop fun. The best song, in my opinion, is the closer "Stab." It starts off simple, gets loud, changes to a mournful string-based session, and closes the album with the most haunting solo I've ever heard. This song, and especially the last few minutes of it, stir something inside of me unlike any other song that I have heard.
Even though I have close to 200 CDs, this one is in my compact disc player every day. Phil Eck did a great job with the production of this album and deserves a lot of credit. A few more notes, though. Brett Nelson's bass playing is unbelievable. Andy Capp's drumming is decent, but Nelson plays the bass like it's a part of him. The last thing I'll mention is the last, untitled track, which still gives me a laugh. This "preview" pokes a little fun at the mainstream punk scene and modern rock radio.
So if I could give this album six stars, I would.
Some random thoughts, in no sensible order...
I'm not particularly concerned with a band's guitar and vocal chops...others have covered that plenty. For me, this whole album just feels so consistently good. Someone said this was a happy record, I dunno about that. I see more of a wistful innocence to some of the songs ("Twin Falls", for instance, just kills me in the same way White Stripes "We're Going to be Friends" does). There's a certain charm and sweetness on this album, for sure, but more than enough edge, maturity and intelligence to keep it interesting and never cloying or obvious.
And to whoever said there was 'nothing going on lyrically', HUH? The lyrics are a big part of the reason why I can listen to this album for days on end. Even in some of its straightforward simplicity, there's always a line or phrase to latch onto and ponder and smile and sigh about...huge ideas distilled to the bare essentials. Sometimes odd, sometimes vague, but never esoteric-just-for-the-sake-of-being-obscure, which was (and is) so refreshing in the hipper-than-thou, indie heyday of the early-mid 90s.
This was my first and only BTS for years (never could get into earlier BTS or Caustic Resin), and didn't buy any of their subsequent releases as they came out, for fear that nothing could match the perfection of TNWWL. Since then I've decided that 'Keep It Like A Secret' probably comes in second. If you're looking for a slightly more polished sound, I would highly recommend KILAS...Read more ›
---This is the definative BTS album... Whether or not their others are better, this is the album that should come to mind when you hear someone say Built to Spill..You can sing along to every single song on this CD and it holds a very cute "Denis the Menece/Calvin and Hobs" youthful quality to it. Musically this album recalls Pavement meets a Flaming Lips jam session...But to compare bands is not completely fair, for BTS has a very unique sound that is very much all their own.. Even Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie (who are often compared) have a much different sensibility and aproach..
---Pure and simple this album has everything an indie rock geek can love about music. Its not overthought yet its not lazy.. Perfect pop album... Buy it now...
Built to Spill is the best band actively putting out music in America. I don't know of many other bands that make it so hard to choose your favorite album, I go back and forth all the time. I think if I had to have one, it has to be There's Nothing Wrong with Love. After repeated listens, it never seems to get old. From skewed perfect pop, to epics with a twist, this album is just perfect; perfect songs, and perfect sequencing. The lyrics are so original and fun. This album is just charming.
Give it a few listens and I'm sure you'll feel the same. The first four songs jump right out, the rest will come after each listen. The last hidden track is hilarious. You need to get this CD.
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GREAT. shipped so fast and is a rare great find and a brilliant albumPublished 6 months ago by zencity
This is the album that bridged the experimental sound from 1993's 'Ultimate Alternative Wavers' and the innovative, epic sound of 1997's 'Perfect From Now On'. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Andrew
There's Nothing Wrong With Love is Doug Marstch's attempt at writing radio friendly pop-type music on about 4/5th the tracks of the record. Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Dylan
If you're a BTS fan, this album is a must-have. Every song will turn into your new favorite.Published on April 27, 2009 by Mamie D. Williams
One of the decade's indie heroes, Built to Spill is a sensible brother in the "good fight" while striding alongside Pavement at the decade's forefront. Read morePublished on February 12, 2008 by Matthew T. Medlock
Built2Spill one of the all time greats in my book. If you want to fill good just pop in this CD and get ready to think and smile through the entire thing. Read morePublished on May 10, 2006 by bryan norman