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|Built to Spill|
There Is No Enemy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
When making the new album There Is No Enemy, Doug literally lived in the studio working all day and night. He spent hours and hours laying down guitar tracks he realized he couldn't use since the first live takes had the b... more »
When making the new album There Is No Enemy, Doug literally lived in the studio working all day and night. He spent hours and hours laying down guitar tracks he realized he couldn't use since the first live takes had the best tone and feel. He had to undigitally remix the record. It has the sound and feel of the album that every Built To Spill fan has been anxiously awaiting.
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Adam B. (Cavemanmusic) from NORTHAMPTON, MA
Reviewed on 4/29/2011...
Another great record from this indie rock staple. I give it 4 stars as the back peaked with perfection on Keep it like a secret. Albums after this were very good especially their foray into shorter songs and poppier territory in 2001 but this album is more in line with BYP's 90's releases. Flourishing guitar solos, paranoia in the lyrics with subtle hints of rage and plenty Neil Young/Crazy Horse-isms. I know it's been said countless times about countless bands but this band should be bigger!
Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy
Andrew Vice | Plano, TX | 10/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There Is No Enemy is something of a return to form for a band that practically invented that form in the first place. Built to Spill's 90's albums pretty much set the standard for what indie rock could and should be: sprawling, elegant, aggressive. At the turn of the century, the band seemed to lose their way, producing a couple of decent albums in 2001 and 2006, but ultimately failing to achieve the sheer perfection that they did on their earlier works. Fortunately, it seems like Doug Martsch has found some new inspiration, because this is an excellent set of songs that sound like classic Built to Spill, with all the riffage and confounding lyrics that go with that.
The album on a whole is a really strong set of indie rockers, but one of my particular favorites is "Hindsight," which is something of a midtempo ballad that manages to cover a ton of ground in its mere three minutes and some seconds. I think it's safe to say that Built to Spill fans will love this record and the lack of indulgent sprawl that marred some of You In Reverse's best moments."
Break Out The Water. Kinda Celebrate.
Aaron Nevins | Somers Point, NJ | 10/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Built to Spill is back with another great album. For a band that his existed coming up on twenty years, the quality of the music they continue to produce is astounding. There Is No Enemy features some of the best songs the band has ever recorded (Life's a Dream, Tomorrow, Pat, Hindsight), as well as what are quite possibly the best lyrics Doug Martsch has ever written. And Tomorrow is probably the finest album closer in Built to Spill's history, and this is a band with a history of great album closers (Broken Chairs, The Weather, et al).
Built to Spill's There Is No Enemy has my highest recommendation, and is without a doubt one of my top albums of the year."