Perfect From Now On is sandwiched in-between two classic records of brilliantly quirky indie-pop, There Is Nothing Wrong With Love and Keep It Like A Secret. And Perfect From Now On couldn't sound further from those two records. On their major-label debut, BTS decided to release an LP of eight epic songs, many of them decidely dark and serious in tone. The record opens with the excellent "Randy Describes Eternity," a slow-building epic that represents a significant change in tone for the band. From there, the next two songs are in the same vein, except for their driving ending and mid-sections. "I Would Hurt A Fly" explodes mid-way through into an excellent guitar-workout by leader Doug Martsch while "Stop The Show" becomes an upbeat, though slightly foreboding, rocker mid-way through. Eventually, Built To Spill lighten the mood, yet continue the somber, emotional mood. "Velvet Waltz" is beyond excellent while "Out Of Site" and "Kicked It In The Sun" are drawn-out songs in a more familiar BTS aesthetic. If anything, Perfect From Now On may be Built To Spill's most "mature" effort, although the band has always had a firm grasp on their material. On Perfect, you won't find a "Car," "In The Morning," "You Were Right," or "Sidewalk." But what you will find is one of their strongest full-length works. Not the best place for those new to BTS to start (I'd recommend There Is Nothing Wrong... or Keep It Like A Secret for starters), Perfect... is an essential for anyone who even remotely likes Built To Spill. It will surprise you, in a very good way.