You In Reverse - Built To Spill
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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. Apparently revitalized and rejuvenated after a long dead period, Built to Spill pour a glowing display of exploratory zest and energy into the confines of each YIR composition.
  3. More enjoyably organic-sounding than most of 2001's too pristine Ancient Melodies of the Future. [14 Apr 2006, p.86]
  4. You In Reverse is equal parts subtlety and over self-indulgence, and its problems lie with the latter. More often than not, the stretched out jams seems to take up space rather than move the songs forward.
  5. Ultimately, You in Reverse is more a refinement than an evolution of Built to Spill’s sound. Fortunately for those inclined to guitar rock, it’s a great sound.
  6. It is intermittently thrilling, the first record since Perfect to show any of that record’s gleaming promise, but it is nonetheless brought aground by some of the same problems that dogged the last two LPs.
  7. 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
    Solid album!
  2. Capt.Shiner
    Aug 17, 2006
    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
  4. DontrelleM
    Apr 18, 2007
    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
    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
    Easily the best BTS album since Keep it Like a Secret.
  7. JohnM
    Apr 13, 2006
    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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