Keep It Like A Secret (album) by Built To Spill

Keep It Like A Secret
Keep It Like A Secret by Built To Spill
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 448th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 416 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1999 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (85th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (448th)
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BUILT TO SPILL - Keep It Like A Secret - Vinyl - Import - BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED
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Time left: 2d 9h 24m 37s
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Keep It Like A Secret
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BUILT TO SPILL ~ KEEP IT LIKE A SECRET. Orig 1999 Ger vinyl LP. M/M.
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Built To Spill bestography

Keep It Like A Secret is ranked 2nd best out of 12 albums by Built To Spill on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Built To Spill is Perfect From Now On which is ranked number 308 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,473.

Built To Spill album bestography « Higher ranked (308th) This album (448th) Lower ranked (850th) »
Perfect From Now OnKeep It Like A SecretThere's Nothing Wrong With Love

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 416 votes)
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05/14/2020 15:16 UnfoldedObject5  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4783/100
 
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03/28/2020 00:05 DanielU  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,44877/100
 
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03/22/2020 17:03 Skerns  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,58478/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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75/100
From 04/16/2020 01:11
The instrumentation and songwriting are great on this album, the vocals are not as strong. But overall a great experience.
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85/100
From 02/20/2020 02:03
My favorite Built to Spill album. Perfect From Now On is great but it’s a little harder to digest. These songs are a little more punchy and less dense, but in a great way. A really great record.
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70/100
From 07/04/2019 14:13
Really good album.

Favorites: Center Of The Universe, Carry The Zero, Time Trap
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Rating:  
95/100
From 05/26/2019 11:56
Bad Light is by far the worst rated song here, and it's my favourite from the album. That speaks volumes of the quality of this masterpiece. Perfect From Now On is still a bit better, but that's just nuances.
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From 03/05/2019 06:41
I love Perfect From Now On, but I think this one may be every bit as good.
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From 02/25/2019 21:45
For me, this album takes the expansive, adventurous sound of Perfect From Now On and compresses it into its most compact, perfect form. Brimming with melodic invention and some of Doug Martsch’s tightest songwriting, every track on Keep It Like a Secret is a knockout in its own way. It hooked me from my very first listen, years ago, and I’m still playing it today. Easily one of my all-time favorites!
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80/100
From 12/15/2018 19:51
I'm not normally a big shoegaze fan, but this album really stands out. Historic, essential and monumental indie for a reason.
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70/100
From 07/19/2018 01:27
When I worked on my crappy college radio show, there were a tonne of indie bands that sounded like Built to Spill. Is that why I don't find this album that interesting?
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65/100
From 05/26/2018 01:34
The best thing one can do is mine the BTS catalogue and 'Keep It Like A Secret ' is another gem to uncover . The tracks here are more concise than previous releases creating a more accessible / punchy listen

Barring "Else" every track here is outstanding and classic BTS

Whilst "You Were Right" quoting Pink Floyd , Marley , Led Zep , Kansas ..... just to name a few plus the 8 minute "Broken Chairs" (with cool whistling section) are modern classics and 2 of the best ever BTS tracks

High , highly recommended album

'Keep It Like A Secret ' should not be kept a secret

70/100
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90/100
From 05/18/2018 13:40
While not being as good as their 2 previous efforts, it still manages to get me so excited. 8.4/10.
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