Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston

Built to Spill - Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston
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Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #321 / 358
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Based on 29 ratings
2020 Ratings: #574
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June 12, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ernest Jenning Record Co. / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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N0stalgia
80
2020 MUST HEAR ALBUM #20

Indie rock legends, Built To Spill, bring us a very earnest and cordial tribute to fellow indie icon, the late Daniel Johnston. While nothing groundbreaking, Built To Spill play all of these songs with the same charm and innocence that Johnston did which in turns keeps the spirit of each song alive. Daniel Johnston's footprint on the world of indie music, as well as music at large, cannot be understated and I'm glad Built To Spill decided to tribute him in such a ... read more
snowman
40
4/10
Very disappointing. I actually found out about Daniel Johnston from Car Seat Headrest and I had been discovering some of his music these last few months.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Built to Spill. Their 2009 track Hindsight is one of my favorites and that song has gotten me through a lot.
But something about this covers album feels unnatural. I don’t hear a lot of energy or enthusiasm which is what a lot of Daniels music is based off of.
Also, the mixing just makes this ... read more
Valeyard
60
Is it only me or is this seriously that boring?
65
Fav Tracks: Bloody Rainbow, Honey I Sure Miss You
NR
Love that they didn’t over complicate these songs and let the beautiful simplicity of them shine through.
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Track List

  1. Bloody Rainbow
  2. Tell Me Now
  3. Honey I Sure Miss You
  4. Good Morning You
  5. Heart, Mind and Soul
  6. Life In Vain
  7. Mountain Top
  8. Queenie The Dog
  9. Impossible Love
  10. Fake Records of Rock & Roll
  11. Fish
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Added on: February 3, 2020