Perfect From Now On Review

artist: Built to Spill date: 07/30/2004 category: compact discs
Built to Spill: Perfect From Now On
Released: Jan 28, 1997
Genre: Rock
Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock
Number Of Tracks: 8
The length of the songs allow the band to create uniquely post-everything mantras, blending psych trances and drones, post-punk airiness and flow.
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 6
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 8
Perfect From Now On Reviewed by: *Truly Ninja*, on july 30, 2004
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Sound: If you play guitar, and you have never heard of Doug Martsch, you are missing out. Doug, accompanied by his band Built to Spill, is the guitar wizard of the indie rock revolution. Quite simply, he is one of the greatest guitarists I have ever heard. His guitar greatness comes not from flashy speed-metal solos or wanky wah pedals (well maybe it does come from wah pedals occasionally), but it comes more from his excellent sense of songcraft. The song "Stop The Show" gives me chills; it builds up tension for the first three minutes before launching into an exuberant pop riff - excellent. "I Would Hurt A Fly" matches a dark progression with that awesome wah pedal I was telling you about accompanied by some great lyrics. "There's a mean bone in my body/its connected to the problems that I/won't take for an answer/I wont take that from you/because I would hurt a fly..." // 8

Lyrics: Reading those lyrics, nu-metal springs to mind, so I suggest that you listen tot he song rather than judging it on those lyrics. // 6

Overall Impression: Stretching 8 songs over an ambitious 50-something minutes, Perfect from now on is a guitar-heavy, somewhat jammy, indie rock masterpiece. // 10

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