User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. S.E.Johnson
    Oct 3, 2002
    10
    If Robert Plant played Appalachian folk tunes, it would probably sound like this.
  2. ChristopherN.
    Oct 8, 2002
    9
    A great album, clearly Martsch is expanding on his ambitions here. Bluesy and down-straight slide guitar riffs are entertaining and dynamic enough to keep the album fresh and interesting.
  3. Bryan
    Oct 9, 2002
    9
    Doug never fails to amaze me
  4. PhilP.
    Sep 22, 2002
    10
    It has a neat sound.
  5. KatrinaM
    Jan 10, 2003
    9
    Now You Know is an inspiring creation. I would expect nothing less from Doug Martsch.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Now You Know has the same quiet majesty that drew music fans to Built to Spill in the first place.
  2. Now You Know is full of the stuff BTS fans love: angular melodies, expansive nods to prog-rock and that droning, nasally voice that makes indie-rock geeks stand up and cheer.
  3. Now You Know is most definitely a departure, but the source is completely, wonderfully recognizable.