Keep It Like a Secret

Built to Spill - Keep It Like a Secret
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1999 Ratings: #20 / 110
User Score
Based on 182 ratings
1999 Ratings: #13
Liked by 4 people
February 2, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Ah yes...1999. Back when BTS stood for an iconic, inventive indie rock group instead of...what it is today.

Keep It Like A Secret is a gem of a record! Where has this band been all my life? This is absolutely gorgeous, lush, melancholic, enchanting and a beautifully immersive, somewhat noisy indie rock record that is an absolute pleasure to listen to!

This entire record just has a very nice atmosphere to it, with some of my absolute favorite musical moments ever. Keep It ... read more

Lovely mornings, evenings, nights our hearts took flight
Laughing ceased as sighs increased.
Wafts of sensual sweet smells rose.
Bodies, curved in writhing poses glowed

Number 27:

It’s really difficult to talk about average thing. Good stuff you love, bad stuff you hate, but boring? Now That’s a Fate worse than death. For what’s it’s worth the album is competent, it’s just….boring.
Perfect From Now On uses more complex structures than Keep it Like a Secret, more lush instruments, and it implements some post-rock into its indie rock. By all means on paper, Perfect From Now On should be the superior for me in terms of what I know that i like. So the question that I'm asking is, how the heck do i like Keep it Like a Secret so much more than Perfect From Now on?

It comes down to a few things I think. Firstly, the guitar tones on Keep it Like a Secret are gorgeous, few albums ... read more
the plan won't accomplish anything if it's not implemented.

these words speak to me with such gravitas as the likes of religious text. I hang on this lyrics as if they coming from within me. I keep finding myself listening to this and becoming transcended into a state of euphoria, reminiscent of teenage angst and worldly apprehension. Keep It Like a Secret is a special album, one that could act as apocalyptical soundtrack and one that can be used as an inward projection to ones thoughts and ... read more
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Year End Lists


Track List

  1. The Plan 
  2. Center Of The Universe 
  3. Carry The Zero 
  4. Sidewalk 
  5. Bad Light 
  6. Time Trap 
  7. Else
  8. You Were Right 
  9. Temporarily Blind 
  10. Broken Chairs
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Added on: August 14, 2012