Perfect from Now on Import, CD
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(2-LP set) 1997 release.
Built To Spill's third album, Perfect From Now On, was the one that broke the back of Doug Martsch--to all intents and purposes, the man that is Built To Spill--over the knee of the music industry. After an ill-fated tour with the Foo Fighters, which proved that the pierced hordes of the post-grunge generation don't take easily to the subtleties of warm psychedelia, sun-flecked harmony and songs with 'cellos, he gave up on the spirit-crushing world tours, the bland press interviews and the brainless meet and greet merry-go-round. Martsch is alt-rock's Brian Wilson--and that's no fatuous comparison, in the face of the incandescent six-minute rock & roll ceremony of opener "Randy Describes Eternity", or the tirelessly inventive lo-fi psychedelic garage-rock of "Made Up Dreams". Perfect From Now On is an obvious precursor to the modern-day Great American Psychedelic Rock records: the Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin, Grandaddy's The Sophtware Slump or Mercury Rev's Deserter's Songs. --Louis Pattison
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Well, if you want to be grabbed into a song on first listen by simple pop vocal lines and clearly defined guitar riffs, this won't be for you. If you're looking for a little substance, this is definitely for you. Upon subsequent listenings, you will hear and appreciate the double helix-like guitar riffs, interweaving into each other and away from each other, the balance between the ethereal tenor voice of Doug and the throbbing guitars, you will hear it what it is: Music, Rock Music, done about as well as it can possibly be done. Innovative, challenging, complex.
Hurt a Fly is probably the most known song on the album, as it made rounds on college rock stations across the nation. The use of strings to back up Doug's speed riff harmonies at the end of the song is one of the most exciting pieces I've heard in rock. Stop the Show is probably my second favorite song, one that grows on you once the overlapping guitars sink in. Untrustable, which ends the album, is hypnotic and rewarding, an example of the album as a whole. This is one of those albums that you'll be listening to for years...if you are patient.
I bought this album two years ago because I had heard of BTS and because it had interesting song titles. Two years after buying the album, I know that this album better sums up the summer I bought it than anything else. This album is very easily BTS's best - it is the best written, the best mixed, and the most emotional of all their releases. The song's are all over 6 minutes, and the sound of the record is so cohesive that it's like traveling into your own heart when you listen to it. The more you listen to it, the more feeling the album conjures.
And I didn't get it at first. Now I've seen BTS live and I have some of their other releases (look at "Keep It Like a Secret", their second best) but "Perfect From Now On" is very easily one of the greatest albums I've ever heard in my lifetime, up there with "The Beatles" (White), "A Love Supreme", anything by Iron & Wine, or "Transatlanticism."
Doug's multi-layered guitars and cryptic but moving lyrics should speak for themselves.
Most recent customer reviews
On one hand, there's nothing bad about any of the songs. All of them are good. However, there are only three or four that I really got into and enjoy... Read morePublished on June 21 2004
To make a long story short, I borrowed "There's Nothing Wrong With Love" from a friend and then decided I had to hear more. Read morePublished on May 12 2004 by Example: Mark Twain
I just recently got into some indie music ala Modest Mouse. My friend got this album and I listened to it for a little while. My god this album is freaking awesome. Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by N. Rocha
Fans of the guitar, this is an album for you. BTS has improved over the years and found their niche, and this is a classic. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Scott Fendley
I heard Velvet Waltz and it was probably the most amazing thing I'd ever heard. I haven't even got the album (yet) but from what I've read the rest is just as good. Read morePublished on April 24 2004 by Clifton Santiago
Eight tracks. Each track is roughly seven minutes or more long. I don't know what 7 multiplied by 8 is, but I'm sure it equals something along the line of awesome. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by Reid Faylor
I hate red heads. Just like I hate television shows that use monkeys when they need more laughs. You see, monkeys are easy laughs and red heads are ugly; nothing in the past two... Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2004
Combines some of the best parts of Sonic Youth (one crucial band that I don't think has been mentioned in these reviews but is no doubt an influence), Pavement, Frank Black and/or... Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by S. R Robertson