Perfect From Now On

Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1997 Ratings: #14 / 77
User Score
Based on 259 ratings
1997 Ratings: #11
Liked by 8 people
January 28, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros / Label
Indie Rock / Genres / Website
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CFCE 87.8 FM Weekly Genre: Indie Rock

Most likely, one of the most grandiose and lavish iterations of indie rock to ever exist is found on Built to Spill's third studio record "Perfect from Now On."

"Perfect from Now On," comes after the band struck a deal with the major label Warner Records and subsequently received all the perks that come with that accord. Now at their disposal was expensive equipment and significant promotions. However, no one expected them to make ... read more
In my Opinion, This could be the best Album ever. I got this CD in, after buying it for $2.99 on an Air Force Base in South Korea and literally listened to it for 8 months non stop. What was ironic was years later, the first opportunity I had to see BTS was in Boston '99... and what do you know, they played the entire Perfect From Now On album... and not to mention Dinosaur Jr. opened for them. This album is to me what the White album was to Manson...Except it does not tell me to kill ... read more
Often Built to Spill zone in on a herky-jerky kinda rhythm when they get riff-heavy, and the second half of 'I Would Hurt a Fly' is not only the epitome of this particular style, it's the approach in excelsis - the band's very own Sistine Chapel.

That the rest of the album doesn't sound like a huge leap down in comparison says very good things about the consistency on display - again, 'Velvet Waltz' builds up to something gargantuan by the half way point, 'Kicked it in the Sun' is one of ... read more
Describing Built to Spill's music is a really, really tough task. Their earlier records stood in the middle of a midwest-emo and a Pavement-influenced sort of thing with some depressing, more reflective lyrics and themes, but after Perfect from Now On, the band took a complete left turn from an aesthetical point of view. On this album, the group delivers these lenghtier, incredibly detailed rock songs that would influence many acts years later (Modest Mouse being one of the biggest names to ... read more
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Track List

  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 
  8. Untrustable/Part 2 (About Someone Else)
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