Built to Spill: Perfect From Now On – 20 Years On
Perfect From Now On was released in January 1997. Whoa.
It’s always been my favorite BtS record, because while their other releases are strong, I’ve a thing for meandering, grand rock songs. I do.
And while Doug Marsch is also a musicians guitar player, he also excels at both writing melodies and arranging. So, despite many people’s desire to categorize it as prog rock or another style I typically associate with bad music, these tunes are world’s away from those technical exercises.
Adding to the glamour is that this was their major label debut. I know few musicians who’d have the grit to release a record with average song lengths above 6 minutes for their debut.
Listen on a good system and take this gorgeous journey. Gigantic tunes about intimacy – that’s the way.