Spiderland

Slint - Spiderland
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1991 Ratings: #1 / 408
User Score
Based on 499 ratings
1991 Ratings: #1
March 27, 1991 / Release Date
LP / Format
Touch and Go / Label
Post-Rock, Math Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Alternately spectral and overwhelming, Spiderland is a singular achievement; plenty of bands would follow Slint's creative example in the years that followed, but few of them came close to the mysterious power and forbidding beauty of this music.

100
Pitchfork

Spiderland’s greatest legacy is not that it motivated a cluster of semi-popular bands in the late-90s and early 2000s to adopt its whisper-to-scream schematic. It’s the boundless inspiration it perpetually provides for all the bands that have yet to emerge from the basement.

100
Under The Radar

Spiderland was merely one artifact among many, gleaned from basement after basement, from bands you may or may not have heard of, from a specific time and a place that culminated in Slint's second album. And it was an artifact swiftly left behind, with the group disbanding upon its release, unaware they'd crafted a bona fide Landmark Album.

Atrocityblubber
98
Don stepped outside
PreeMo
100
The most disturbing part about this is the cover...never listened to Slint in general and you don't mind it...

Then you play the album and it gets uncomfortable af
fakeplasticrose
100
Edit : holy fuck I was gonna keep this until midnight but i couldn't it hurt too much ily favourite album

This album is the worst thing to ever happen to the human race. Not a single redeemabke quality, every moment is pure pain. I'd rather listen to Angelic 2 The Core and Emoji Raps simultaenously for 3 weeks straight than hear another second of this.
amw100
97
FINALLY! it clicked the way i wanted it to!

this fucking album man... you gotta appreciate it when an album takes your headache, intensifies it and then somehow makes it a "good" experience. I wouldn't say i enjoy this album more than i revere it as an artistic statement, meaning i do obtain substantial enjoyment from listening to this album but it's more from appreciating what twisted minds were needed to create this thriller flick, rather than praising it's beautiful landscapes.
zachthesnack
100
This album makes me feel uneasy and it makes my skin crawl so much, but it's such a good thing for some reason.

Slint left a haunting, harrowing experience for any listener wishing to brave the journey through Spiderland. The listener is instantly encapsulated in a mad and mysterious world, deprived of all positive emotions. All that is left is the distortion of reality and the madness and sorrow that accompany loss. It makes you feel so wrong and churned up inside, like something horrible is ... read more
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Track List

  1. Breadcrumb Trail 
  2. Nosferatu Man 
  3. Don, Aman 
  4. Washer 
  5. For Dinner... 
  6. Good Morning, Captain
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