Keep It Like A Secret (studio album) by Built To Spill
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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.
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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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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.
The instrumentation and songwriting are great on this album, the vocals are not as strong. But overall a great experience.
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.
Really good album.
Favorites: Center Of The Universe, Carry The Zero, Time Trap
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.
I love Perfect From Now On, but I think this one may be every bit as good.
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!
I'm not normally a big shoegaze fan, but this album really stands out. Historic, essential and monumental indie for a reason.
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?
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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