Spiderland

Slint - Spiderland
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1991 Ratings: #2 / 423
User Score
1991 Ratings: #2
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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
Sputnikmusic

Spiderland doesn't sound like a hybrid of genres but rather something new, a breed of dark, brooding rock music that wasn't afraid to be abrasive or even confusing.

dlspslb2
100

Imagine blind-buying this in '91. Like, seriously. Record store nerd, looking for new stuff. You grab this black-and-white LP with four heads reaching above water. Remember this album had NO publicity, which is amazing. People would find the album ocasionally and just bring it home due to the curiosity caused by the album cover. If that isn't what describes a fantastic cover, I don't know what is. You (obviously) bring your new discovery home and then get to see if it was money lost. But I'll ... read more

Inglume
86

The album cover for some reason really gives me the chills, just like this album. I'm not criticizing this album for how it makes me feel, because it's one of the most unorthodox, sombre, chillingly potent and atmospheric albums ever recorded in rock music.

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.

Lugga02
100

first time since OK Computer or To Pimp a Butterfly where I am impressed with the music that it is more than a masterpiece

SnowyFighter
97

AHHH SPIDERS

Video reaction out in bio :))))

CLASSIC TIME BABY. The first thing I think about when I think of this album, is how the fuck was this made in 1991. Imagine buying this album and putting it on when it came out in the 90s and your head just flying off the top of your body. It partly makes sense that it was apart of the grunge boom that happened around that time, but still this sounds completely unique when compared to any of that. This album sounds so dark, and it has a really ... read more

tommy_lindsey
90

There will never be another album that will make me as uncomfortable as this album did when I first heard it. It's shocking and still great over 30 years later.

Best: Breadcrumb Trail, Nosferatu Man, Good Morning Captain, Don Aman, Washer
Worst: For Dinner

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Track List

1Breadcrumb Trail
5:55
97
2Nosferatu Man
5:34
95
3Don, Aman
6:28
92
4Washer
8:50
96
5For Dinner...
5:05
88
6Good Morning, Captain
7:39
97
Total Length: 39 minutes

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Added on: October 13, 2012