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Universal acclaim- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Doug Martsch-led band returns with its first album in five years, and its first in 13 years not to utilize producer Phil Ek. Recent touring guitarist Jim Roth makes his recorded debut with the band, and Quasi's Sam Coomes returns to help on keyboards.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 93
    May be the band's greatest achievement yet. [#20, p.90]
  2. More enjoyably organic-sounding than most of 2001's too pristine Ancient Melodies of the Future. [14 Apr 2006, p.86]
  3. It’s not rocket science, that’s for sure, but there are tunes here that most million-selling bands would give away all of their mansions for.
  4. It's not an intrinsically triumphant album, and in part that's why it's a triumph: comfortable, well-adjusted rock by and for aging erudites, a bit greyer, a bit wiser, but no less creative or inspiring.
  5. 75
    You in Reverse... rejects the pithy pop of their 1999 breakthrough, Keep It Like a Secret, for spacey, stretchy tracks that emphasize their unique, virtuosic musicianship.
  6. For the first time in their career, Built to Spill have made an album that is both lyrically and musically indifferent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Kirby
    May 3, 2007
    10
    Solid album!
  2. Capt.Shiner
    Aug 17, 2006
    10
    It's been a couple of months since this was released and I wanted that much time to see how much staying power it had. As you can see, I It's been a couple of months since this was released and I wanted that much time to see how much staying power it had. As you can see, I think it sticks like KrazyGlue. Every once in a while I need to take a frivolous road trip to destroy my eardrums with sound without dragging anyone else down with me. PLAY IT LOUD! Expand
  3. BobS
    Apr 11, 2006
    10
    Yay!
  4. DontrelleM
    Apr 18, 2007
    10
    Built To Spill are without a doubt the most underrated band right now in music. Every album they've released has been amazing and a real Built To Spill are without a doubt the most underrated band right now in music. Every album they've released has been amazing and a real labor of love from them. With this album they once again prove why there one of the most reliable bands around. YIR is probably there best work of there career. I love this band! Expand
  5. EricS
    Apr 16, 2006
    9
    Built to Spill is my favorite band. So I may be a little biased. However, this CD was overall a good CD but compared to their previosu CDs it Built to Spill is my favorite band. So I may be a little biased. However, this CD was overall a good CD but compared to their previosu CDs it just doesnt compare. It is a success while at the same time being a failure if that is possible. But as I said Im baised they get a 7 and an additional 2 for being them. Expand
  6. JuanG
    Jun 4, 2006
    9
    Easily the best BTS album since Keep it Like a Secret.
  7. JohnM
    Apr 13, 2006
    1
    the only thing good about this album is the artwork. stop the jammy guitar solos and get back to sweet poppy tunes!

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