Dominic rated this
I've been meaning to listen to this for years, but I never got around to it. I finally gave it a proper listen a few days ago and I wish I had sooner. This is the kind of album that I believe requires complete focus to appreciate. The way it moves between quiet and loud is something that had only really been seen in classical music before this, from my experience. Spiderland is beautiful, haunting and raw. Each instrument, including the vocals stands out as its own entity, while still remaining to come together as one coherent piece. There isn't really a need for tracks on this album, it's not something that I would be able to select an individual track from, it's definitely works mainly as a complete experience. This album is not something that everyone is going to understand, enjoy or appreciate, but I think anyone who has had the feelings the album presents can relate to the music to some extent. Beyond the album itself, I love this album simply because it inspired so many bands that I enjoy today, mostly in the emo, post-rock and math rock scenes. It's part of a collection of bands in the 80s and 90s who may not be the most well recognised, but they reshaped the idea of what rock is. Any piece of music that can be ground breaking but still remain an amazing piece of music beyond this should be celebrated. This is a perfect example of where less is more.
William rated this
Gr8 album m8, I r8 it 8/8+2, no deb8
Lewis rated this
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