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

Keep It Like A Secret by Built To Spill
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 443rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 465 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1999 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (81st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (443rd)
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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 301 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,340.

Built To Spill album bestography « Higher ranked (301st) This album (443rd) Lower ranked (828th) »
Perfect From Now OnKeep It Like A SecretThere's Nothing Wrong With Love

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 465 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.3/100, a mean average of 81.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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75/100
From 12/26/2021 20:15
This album has always struggled to truly click with me and I feel the same on this listen. I think this is because the choruses aren't as punchy as on other releases and can sound quite repetitive on some songs. Also, I think it is one of the weakest vocal performances on a Built To Spill album with them sounding a bit dull and boring. There is a few filler tracks present as well which could be cut from the track list. Despite this, I do love the instrumentation which is brilliant and is the main reason I get drawn back to this album time and time again. Some songs on here are fantastic as well, such as the closing track which is brilliant. Overall, not the groups best album but it has its moments and well worth a listen so you can be impressed by the musicianship.
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80/100
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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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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80/100
From 07/04/2019 14:13
Really good album.

Favorites: Center Of The Universe, Carry The Zero, Time Trap
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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

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