- Audio CD (Feb. 5 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import, CD
- Label: Warner Bros
- ASIN: B000002NC4
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
|1. Randy Described Eternity|
|2. I Would Hurt A Fly|
|3. Stop The Show|
|4. Made-Up Dreams|
|5. Velvet Waltz|
|6. Out Of Site|
|7. Kicked It In The Sun|
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.