- Summary: This second major-label release from Doug Martsch and company (following 'Perfect From Now On') features shorter, cleaner-sounding songs than that previous release.
- Record Label: Warner Brothers
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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Positive: 9 out of 9
Mixed: 0 out of 9
Negative: 0 out of 9
yarightJan 10, 2005one of the best records of the 90s in my opinion. sounds alot like their first great record theres nothing wrong with love. simply amazing!!
ShafTAug 1, 2003One of the best albums of all time, with Carry the Zero the perfect pop song, not to mention amazing gems like Time Trap, Else, Broken One of the best albums of all time, with Carry the Zero the perfect pop song, not to mention amazing gems like Time Trap, Else, Broken Chairs, the Plan. It's amazing and sad how much of the buying public and the mainstream media don't know about or appreciate Doug M.'s genius and greatness (guitarwork and words and sense of melody).… Expand
BobDoleOct 19, 2005why the heck isn't the rating for this album higher? amazing.
[Anonymous]Nov 20, 2005best cd and yet it didn't receive a high rating. o well i dont want them to go mainstream and sell out so its ok that ppl dont like them.
DaveFeb 7, 2007Truly an outstanding, fully realized, elegant recording. Perhaps the best ever "indie-pop-rock" album. The lower meta score is a bit Truly an outstanding, fully realized, elegant recording. Perhaps the best ever "indie-pop-rock" album. The lower meta score is a bit perplexing. I notice that White Stripes' Elephant and TV's Return to Cookie Mountain have very high scores; I have and enjoy both of those records and do not really understand why this BTS record was not as widely acclaimed. Perhaps critics prefer the edgy punk-metal sound of Elephant or the unusual new sound of Cookie Mountain. Keep It Like A Secret is no less creative, complex, brilliant and moving than those two records, or anything else out there for that matter. Highly recommended!… Collapse
jimhSep 7, 2006The low rating of this album is proof of how jaded and cynical critics can be. This is one of the most quintessential rock albums of the 90's.
Aug 19, 2013It is nice to know good rock music was being made during a time of laughably bad, rap/rock music (Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, etc). Built ToIt is nice to know good rock music was being made during a time of laughably bad, rap/rock music (Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, etc). Built To Spill's 1999 gem "Keep It Like A Secret" is an essential indie rock album and one of the best rock albums to come out that year.… Expand
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