Remember the part in the John Cusack movie <I>High Fidelity<I> where Cusack puts on that 'Beta Band' CD to a head-bobbing reaction from the customers? Well if you got the point of that scene, then you'll hate the new Built to Spill CD, like most who enjoy quality music should. But if you're in that majority who actually thought the scene showcased a great tune, then you'll love this recording, and you have our sympathy. Glam-rock band Built to Spill's latest CD 'Ancient Melodies of the Future' represents what happens all too often in the music industry: a band starts off at an independent record label, gains a fan base then sell-out to a big record label, proceed to write five songs in a couple months and use five B-sides to make up a forty-minute record, release it, sell a million copies but it turns out to be amazingly bad, but who cares as long as the band and the record label make money, right? But getting back to the actual album, Built to Spill's latest offering has virtually nothing at all that's enjoyable, or even thought provoking. Every song on the CD sounds the same as the previous one, making it feel like its just one overlong tune, not one song on the whole CD sounds original at all. The enormously dull "You are" shows this extremely well with its lyrics "Everybody/Everybody/Everybody Knows/Everybody Knows/Everybody Knows That/Everybody Knows That" which just drags on and on for four minutes. The band steals from great groups like Radiohead and Oasis, trying to recreate their tunes, but only accomplish falling flat on their face and failing miserably. However, the album is redeemed with "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss" which goes back to their original glam-rock roots that made them so great in the beginning, and showcases what they could've been. This is where we say farewell to the great independent band named Built to Spill, and welcome in the tedious, repetitive sell-out band by the same name.