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Spiderland (album) by Slint

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Spiderland
Spiderland by Slint (1991)
Overall rank: 112th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 943 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1991 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (22nd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (112th)

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Slint bestography

Spiderland is ranked as the best album by Slint.

Slint album bestography « Higher ranked This album (112th) Lower ranked (4,115th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, Doolittle by Pixies and Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth.

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Spiderland track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 88 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickBreadcrumb Trail
 91/100 (255 votes)
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2.Nosferatu Man
 88/100 (231 votes)
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3.Don, Aman
 87/100 (211 votes)
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4.Track pickWasher
 91/100 (243 votes)
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5.For Dinner...
 82/100 (198 votes)
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6.Track pickGood Morning, Captain
 92/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Spiderland rankings

Spiderland ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 943 votes)
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80/100
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83/100
 
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90/100
05/16/2019 01:25
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90/100
05/11/2019 18:26
83/100
 
90/100
05/08/2019 17:14
79/100

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Rating:  
90/100
Best math rock album.
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Rating:  
100/100
From wenny
A fantastic innovation serving as inspiration for many bands to come. So raw and dark, with beautiful spoken word pieces. The depressive nature of Washer is an incredible feeling I will never be able to describe.
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Rating:  
70/100
From mdbaxter
This album doesn't have the same effect on me as it does on so many others. I think it's good but I don't see anything about it that makes it one of the best albums of all time. I think Good Morning, Captain is a great track but none of the other really stand out to me. I don't know too much about music theory so maybe it's me that is falling short of appreciating the album instead of the album falling short of my expectations. Either way, I'm glad I came across the album but have no strong desire to continue trying to love it.
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Rating:  
70/100
It's not uncommon to hear a highly appraised album for the first time and to wonder: "Why is this album so highly appraised?". You may have this thought on the second listen, and the third, and the fourth, but eventually it begins to click, you understand the appeal and can enjoy the album.

Much rarer are those albums where you wonder on your first listen: "Why is this album so highly appraised?", and again on your second listen, and your third, and your tenth, and your twentieth. It seems that it doesn't matter how much time elapses, how many times you listen to the album, how patient and open-minded you try to be, it just never clicks.

No matter what album, there will always be people on both sides. Some get it and some don't.

Spiderland is one of those albums that I just don't get. The grungy guitar tones, spoken word vocals, disjointed song structures, drawn-out & drony guitar sections... It seems as though there is a clear lack of direction, as though the band members never really knew what they wanted to create- they just went into this project with a vague idea of being experimental.

And to be fair, it certainly is experimental. I've not heard any other album that blends grunge, math-rock & post-rock to create this kind of sound. It's unique, no doubt. I give the band credit for their originality, but that alone doesn't give an album the legendary status that this one seems to wear.

I respect the album and I can understand why people love it. You may even love it for all the reasons I don't, and that's fine. I'm glad you enjoy the album. This is just one guys opinion: I don't enjoy Spiderland, but I'll keep trying.
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Rating:  
95/100
Better than I remembered, this album is a statement. 9/10.
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Rating:  
100/100
Dark but strangely soothing, the soundtrack of a panic attack. One of the best albums of all time
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Rating:  
95/100
Nothing I have ever listened has brought me as near from the feelings of depression as this has. Outstanding.
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100/100
a bizarre, lonely record that changed the way I look at music. It's uncommon time signatures and dissonant guitar riffs, and whispered or screamed vocals are not like anything that has come before it, but what's most impressive is the very expressive drumming.
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Rating:  
90/100
Had never heard of this album until just a few days ago...It's remarkable!
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Rating:  
60/100
From junodog4
Helpful/unhelpful isn't the same as agree/disagree. I can find an opinion I agree with unhelpful if it's poorly written or insipid. I can find an opinion I disagree with helpful if it gives me a different well-thought perspective.

It seems on this album that if you fall all over it in praise, you're helpful. If you honestly admit you don't like it, you're unhelpful. Sheesh.

I get why people love this. It's really challenging. I struggle with this as much as I do The Swans. Maybe I just don't get it, but it's not my cup of tea.
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