Built To Spill-Keep It Like A Secret (1999)

My Rating: 90% (A)

Pitchfork Rating: 93%

Rolling Stone Rating: 70%

Metacritic Rating: 79%

Average Rating: 83%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. The Plan
  2. Center Of The Universe
  3. Carry The Zero
  4. Sidewalk
  5. Bad Light
  6. Time Trap
  7. Else
  8. You Were Right
  9. Temporarily Blind
  10. Broken Chairs

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Looking for some laid back summertime/skateboarding tunes.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s great, super unique, love the background colour.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:


Final Thoughts:

It took me a long time to figure out who Built To Spill reminded me of, but I finally put my finger on it: Pinback. It’s an album I wish Pinback could produce, consistently jammy, really fun, just really solid music. It seems to be regarded well critically and I can understand that, there’s nothing on this album to piss you off, only stuff to tune out to while you go about your daily life. Built To Spill probably won’t become one of my favourite bands, but I’ll be happy to hear from them from time to time. I doubt I’ll find another album of theirs that is this good.

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