Podcast Episode
Season
Eight
number
406
Type
Album Review
Post Date
10/23/2018

Built To Spill

Keep It Like A Secret

Label
Up Records, Warner Bros. Records
Release year
1999
Producer
Phil Ek, Doug Martsch

On Keep It Like A Secret, Built To Spill attempt to make a record that indulges the indie rock guitar while keeping melody at the forefront

Built To Spill have remained an anomaly in a number of ways throughout their career - a band steeped in classic rock conventions that seamlessly integrates 1990s indie rock guitar shredding, but does so without sacrificing vocal melodies, and doing in on major label Warner Bros. for twenty years. On 1999's Keep It Like A Secret, Doug Martsch shortened the length and kept the six plus minute long jams to a minimum, but still manages to concoct his stew of six string wizardry and even throw in a kitschy tune (You Were Right) that would have sounded at home on a Ben Folds Five album.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Carry The Zero
  • 19:49 - The Plan
  • 22:49 - Time Trap
  • 29:55 - You Were Right
  • Outro - Center Of The Universe

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