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Spiderland

Slint

1991

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Spiderland

Rating

2.97

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3358

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5

The musical equivalent of a snuff film.

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5

I had never heard of this album before today, though the album cover looks vaguely familiar. It has that strange "more than the sum of its parts" feeling that a lot of great albums that come out of nowhere have. It certainly presages a lot of the music that will come after it. A lot of what made Slanted and Enchanted feel unique is also present here. It develops so slowly, appropriately like a spider crawling across the wall. The lyrics are dark, but not maudlin. Nothing feels overdone. There's this tension that hangs over the album that, like most aspects of this album, is very hard to define. Halfway through, it feels like the album is just getting started. When it ends, I feel like there should be so much more, but I'm not disappointed. Timeless. 5/5

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I’ve listened to it twice and I still have no idea if I like it or not.

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This gives me anxiety

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5

They're like a grungier american radiohead -- almost touching on this this mythical 'chatterfolk' genre I tried to invent. This album (and band) is amazing - reminds me of getting stoned in high school late at night and watching skate videos and shitposting on Slap Magazine's forums.

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5

If Slint's debut, 1989's Tweez, was one of the earliest salvos in what came to be known as post-rock, their second album, 1991's Spiderland was where the band pushed their most radical ideas forward and created a touchstone, working with dynamics that made the silences every bit as much presence as the guitars and drums, manipulating space and time as they stretched out and juggled time signatures, and conjuring melodies that were as sparse and fragmented as they were beautiful.

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Oh, man. The sound of this album sends me way back. I was in an indie band once and the main guitarist absolutely LOVED this album which had a huge impact on the songs he wrote. Weird time signatures, amusical vocals, mid-song shifts in tone... all so familiar. David used the word "pretentious" to describe this album and it's 100% on point. While that band stretched me musically, I didn't actually enjoy the music we made. Nor do I enjoy this album. It almost got 2 stars anyway because the punk roots are strong... but every song is AT LEAST a minute too long and I can't abide bands who don't know when to shut up.

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5

I love this album. It's so bizarre, even a little creepy at times with the unsettling atmosphere created by the spoken word lyrics and off-kilter melodies, but it's an amazing experience overall. The quiet-loud dynamics carry such a powerful punch, my favourite example being in 'Good Morning, Captain'.

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5

I've heard this once or twice in the past, but it was good to give it a couple of listens with more attention. Super influential on a bunch of the genres that make up post-rock, you gotta love that quite/LOUD dynamic. I was already thinking 4 stars, but an extra listen or two, including all the demos, has pushed me up to 5. Fave track - maybe "Don, Aman", maybe "Good Morning, Captain". Kinda feel like I want to listen to this album while reading the lyrics, which is not something I experience very often!

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5

SPIDERLAND is one of those albums that’s been with me for so long it’s like it’s woven itself into my musical DNA (and maybe even my sense of self). It’s hard for me to review objectively, and I’m not even really going to try. While some of the lyrics are (as noted by at least one other reviewer here) kinda cringeworthy, so much of the album of so good - the soft-loud dynamics, the use of interesting time signatures, the energy at the album’s high points - that I’m more than willing to give them a pass.

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Highly influential post rock. Filled with tension and proper moody. Just brilliant!

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4

This album was fantastic. Moody, beautiful, unsettling compositions, evocative of early Black Sabbath and Sonic Youth. There is a tension to this sound you could cut with a knife, a sense of real foreboding lurking in every song. The subject matter of the songs speaks a great deal of alienation, social awkwardness, despair. "Nosferatu Man" seems a little out of place thematically, but most of the other characters feel very grounded in reality and emotionally authentic. It's a shame the band didn't create more music after this. Favorite songs: Breadcrumb Trail; Don, Aman; Good Morning, Captain

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This album taught me calculus.

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4

I had never heard Spiderland and on first listen it seems a pretentious affair - especially the iTunes version with 15 minutes of field noises from the quarry the cover image was taken at - but it starts to grow on you with repeated listens as a moody, dramatic, menacing soundscape. There’s no real theme, the lyrics offer us no clue, the spoken word isn’t even poetry and yet there’s something compelling here. What the band were done playing these proto-Radiohead/Mogwai tracks in 1991 is anyone’s guess. Four stars for now but I could see it getting five with repeated listens.

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uhhhhhhhh. This is very much Dan Hart music. roomy, heavy, weird. Don, Aman is a great, unnerving ride of a song. Good Morning, Captain feels so weird and strange. like walking through swamps with muddy boots

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I really don't like looking at the cover. These guys make me nervous. I don't trust 'em for some reason. I really didn't like this the first time through and liked it even less the second time through. Couldn't really distinguish from track to track, lyrics are more speaky and shouty than singy, nothing really to grab onto. But I kind of got into the groove of it the third time through and really enjoyed Breadcrumb Trail, Washer, and Good Morning, Captain. If I were a different person, I can imagine listening to this late at night in a low-key hang with friends. But my friends and I are old and that would be past our bedtimes.

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Thought this was going to be too weird on the first listen through, but actually it's the right amount of weird.

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I feel like there is music that music theorists love that I just don’t get and this album is it.

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5

Post rock orignator

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5

Incredible album. Obvious influence for Godspeed, mewithoutyou, etc... Post-hardcore.

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5

What a record.

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5

Really like their combination of spoken word and singing and the quiet loud dynamics.

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5

Holy #$$&@! Awesome album - stripped-down pre-grunge, I'd call it - be willing to bet Nirvana had heard them as they were becoming Nirvana

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5

great

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5

Loved it, hooked me from start to finish. Dissonant and odd. Apparently the granddaddy of the Math Rock and Post Rock genres which I'm a fan of so no surprise I enjoyed it

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5

Muziek met meerdere complexe ritmes, en post-rock uit de beginjaren. Het eerste nummer knapte ik wat af op de vocals, maar bij de rest waren de gesproken lyrics meer op hun plaats. Een ontdekking!

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a very entertaining post rock album

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5

Haunting, gorgeous, and math rock-y album. The lyrics are poetry!

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5

It's great, like diet Shellac

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It's great, like diet Shellac

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I'm not really into Post-Rock, but this is fantastic

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5

Brilliant album - ground breaking when it was first released and it more than stands the test of time. The influences are apparent but it is what is done with those influences which makes this such a special album.

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amaaai wat een ontdekking! I love this. lekker donker sfeertje. 100% iets dat ik vaker ga opzetten. Een band met 1 (2) albums, nooit getourt met dit album, kleine initiele lp release..groot geworden door word of mouth (cult classic) . De documentaire staat op youtube, maar mooiste is om de mystiek te laten en de muziek te laten spreken.

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5

Like a friend said. A sonic snuff film, in the best possible way. All jokes aside, really good instrumentation, and the meandering spoken word really works.

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5

One of my all time favorites and I won't pretend not to be biased. a billion words by a quarter million hipster music writers have said just about everything that can be said about it, so I'll just say it gets better every time I hear it and I listened to it 5 times since last night.

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Truth be told, I wasn't really feeling Slint's vocalist at first; he came off like if the dude from Cake needed someone to talk to. He eventually won me over big time, though, because as the album went on I found his intense, expository drone to be a fitting companion to the music and a crucial piece of the simmering tension that builds up through the entirety of the album. There's a thick layer of unease found all throughout Spiderland, and it pays off in spades, as the most cathartic moment in any of the music this website's thrown my way so far is easily the incredible closing minute of Good Morning, Captain, where everything finally boils over. There are tracks on here that I wouldn't really listen to on their own, but I see myself listening to Spiderland start-to-finish plenty more times in the future. Key Tracks: Breadcrumb Trail, Don, Aman, Good Morning, Captain

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Unbelievable. Washer one of my favourites ever.

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After the first two songs I was unsure how to feel about this. It was interesting and unique, I was surprised these lyrics were coming from these young guys, but I wasn’t totally into it. “Don, Aman” changed that. I really liked it. Then “Washer” absolutely blew me away. Really beautiful surprise. This song is incredible. I liked “For Dinner…” a lot. Then “Good Morning, Captain” closed the album with a stunningly good song. This is dark, moody, introspective with widely varying dynamics. It also helps to focus on the lyrics. On subsequent listens, the first two songs still haven’t really connected with me. But those last four songs are really remarkable and I keep thinking about them. Spiderland leaves me feeling haunted.

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5

Loved it!

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5

A landmark album - great experiments in sound, beautifully crafted.

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5

Perfect tbh

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5

I stepped put into the midway I was looking for the pirate ship

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I imagine this is what heroin addiction sounds like.

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5

Incredible pre grunge sound. glad to have been introduced.

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5

Really cool album. You either love or hate it -- and I love it. Some incredible guitar riffs and drum work. 9-10/10 1. Nosferatu Man 2. Breadcrumb Trail 3. Good Morning, Captain

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5

Half the albums I love probably wouldn't exist without this album. Even setting that aside, it just rocks.

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5

Wow! I LOVE this! I'm not very familiar with post-rock, post-hardcore and math rock but I hear this bands influence on alternative rock. The spoken word and rhythms remind me of Nada Surf. This is definitely my first 5 star album.

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5

One of those cult albums Iv heard of but never got round to listening to. Can see what a big influence this album had on bands like Mogawi, feels like it invented the whole post rock genre. A brilliant atmospheric masterpiece that takes a few listens to really get, but keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through.

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Prachtig hoe divers de reacties op dit album zijn! :-) Ik vind het echt ge-wel-dig! Een van de beste albums die ik ken. Echt heel bijzonder en het raakt me elke keer weer vol op mn harses als ik deze plaat luister. Bril-jant! En zoals Nieke al zei heb ik om mijn bewondering voor deze band te tonen zelfs een t-shirt! :-)

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5

I have no idea why I haven't heard this before!? It's really really good. I will be listening to it a lot in the future. Really enjoyed the tension, the dark atmosphere and the spoken lyrics. The album feels like he's on the brink of breaking down all the way through and the tension is finally released in a Wagnerian manner with the screamed "I miss you" at the end of the last song "Good Morning, Captain".

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5

So good. Early post-rock, vocally reminiscent of the LOUD-quiet-LOUD technique of The Pixes. Lyrically dark, touching on depression, alienation and abandonment. Hard to pick standouts, but loved Breadcrumb Trail; Don, Aman; and Good Morning, Captain. Breathtaking album that spawned a thousand others.

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very cool

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This thing moves lumberingly, but its reputation of coldness seems undeserved. So it's not particularly glacial after all. The dynamic contrasts are what keeps the ear engaged. Otherwise there's so much unfolding here that depths are promised. What is deserved is the assertion that nothing since has sounded quite like this.

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Yo, I quite enjoyed this. I don't know if I'd listen to this when I'm not working, but it was interesting.

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Amazing album, not too short so you should definitely give this a listen

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pree good

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A pleasant surprise!

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They are good. Too short of an album!

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Dark, moving, vocal. I love their easy but powerfull style, it's really well put together

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I prefer this to Velvet Underground

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So this is kind of unexpected. I don’t hate it. It’s not at all what I expected. It’s sort of a whole mood type of album.

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Bängeri Jännä rock/grunge/metal? Kova feel

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Quite enjoyable.

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Sehr nett, bisserl krachte

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Love this record.

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Surprisingly excellent. Bit of radiohead and chroma key feel. Definitely will listen again.

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incredible!! super heavy and unique- love the quiet speaking voice over the foreboding guitars.

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I liked it, feels a little pretentious at points with their monologues, but I really like the instrumentals and the overall feel.

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Obscure, but interesting guitar riffs, tempo changes and somehow moving. Very interesting style. (7/10) Favorite Tracks: Don Aman, Washer

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So strange… I truly enjoyed it but it also put me to sleep.

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Difficult…but good…

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Loved how atmospheric it was in between the bursts of loud music, I feel compelled to revisit this.

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Rubbish

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Very low production quality, but I love the level of creativity by a bunch of young rockin dudes.

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Not heard of this one before. Really enjoyed it but want another listen when I can give it my full attention. I think I enjoyed the first half more than the second but that might change on repeat listens. I'll give 4 stars

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yes!! kingigt album, barapapapa i'm loving it

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Det är mörkt och gitarrdrivet så jag måste väl dela ut en fyra. Gillade detta!!

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first listen is quite rough, there are some high pitched noices that i dont think belong in music. As you listne more though the spoken word stories combined with heavy ominous bass instrumentals create and interesting experience

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Fuck! This is amazing & I wish I'd been listening to it for the last 30 years. I'll make it up to you from here Slint, promise. Love the dissonance, the mood, the entire album.

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I would agree with the reviews that describe this album as "greater than the sum of its parts" and "before its time". You can really hear a direct line to bands like Ought, Old Country New Road, Parquet Courts, and so on. Favorite track: Nosferatu Man

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Interesting, had never heard of them but this grabbed me from first listen

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Weird but good. This was the kind of album I could sit and listen to again.

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4

Gnarlyyy

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kinda cool some good vibes not really sure

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With only one exception (which might or might not come up later in the challenge) I have mixed feelings about post rock records in general, including this one. I admire the ideas and the purpose behind it, I appreciate the compositional and executive skills of the band, but I also get the impression that it drags in places only to have a few other, and more rare, exciting moments. Or maybe it's only a moody record and I never listened to it in a more appropriate context.

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Fugazi and Sonic Youth had a sweet baby with this one!

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So strange… I truly enjoyed it but it also put me to sleep.

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Essentieller Postrocker. Etwas in die Jahre gekommen aber immer noch sehr gut.

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Another album I "get" more than anything. Does a great job of creating a listless mood. The drumming is impressive. Favorite tracks: "Nosferatau Man" and "Good Morning, Captain".

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Imogen: "I appreciate it as a good post-rock experimental album, and I like the song Good Morning, Captain, but it’s not something I’d personally listen to that regularly"

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3

Interesting album. Didnt grab my attention but it's not bad at all.

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I liked the more melodic songs like the first or the fourth one. The other songs were not really it for me. I also thought that the album was missing some variation and some of the songs were sounding quite similar. Overall I liked the vibe of the album but 1-2 songs would be enough for me.

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Eh

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Not bad but not great. Some really good guitar and overall instrumentals, but not too engrossing.

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Seit 7 Alben habe ich keine 3 Sterne oder mehr vergeben. Das Gespreche auf dieser Platte nervt leicht. Dafür hat die Musik aber auch was zu sagen. Musik, die mit elektrischen Gitarren gemacht wird, sollte häufiger so klingen. Und nicht wie 'The Fall'… Die Platte wird im Nachhinein - für mich unverdient - mythisch verklärt und über den grünen Klee gelobt. Ob es wirklich wegweisend ist oder folgende Bands nicht auch ohne dieses Album zu neuen Wegen gefunden hätten, sei mal dahingestellt.

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Better on a second listen - most of the songs here are slow burns but worth the wait.

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Instrumentally I like all that's going on, but vocally is where it breaks for me. Spoken word parts are fine but some of the singing is... not great. Very dynamic though. I can see why other bands were influenced.

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esquisito, gostei mas é bem médio

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As partes de guitarra são interessantes mas não gostei do vocalista, só fala, não canta

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Didn’t get it at first, but after reading some context, it does capture the feeling of “emptiness” quite well.

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Not entirely sure what to think of this. Wasn't easy listening, and have heard this album before actually. Not sure it grew on me either. Certain aspects of the songs reminded me of Jeff Buckley, nice motifs and certain chord progressions but then a whole load of intense dissonance I couldn't get on board with

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No notes, a fine listen.

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Un bon album rock, les tounes sont bien cosntruites et le son est bon. C’est plus une experiemce d’ecoute qu’un album rock a ecoute dan 7ne soriee. 3.5

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Midwest grunge

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This was OK. Not my favorite music style consistently. Some songs were better than others

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I remember being very excited to get a copy of this in college. I was a huge post-rock fan and this kept coming up as a foundational album. I didn't dislike it, but it seemed overhyped and not that connected to the post-rock scene I was so into. Feel the same after a relisten. Not a bad album, but feels more like a decent indie bank and a post rock milestone.

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Reckon it would go up to a 4 with more listens. Can see how it's influential for Mogwai and others

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HOWEVER! I like the album better than Joy Division's _Closer_ from yesterday. _Spiderland_ is a pretty good early 90's...music like what my friends played in the mid 90's. It probably did deserve more recognition than it got when it got released, but that's kinda what happens when you don't tour and barely sell. I don't think it is any more impressive than a whole host of music released around the same time though, it is definitely only here because it was a "hidden gem" that only the people "in the know" are aware of.

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Not feeling it. Sounds very moody

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Tämä onkin hankala arvioida, sen verran taiteellista tavaraa. Läpi levyn oli tehokeinona tarinan kerronta hiljaisella äänellä, kuin runoa lausuen. Se alkoi kyllästyttää jo toisessa biisissä, mutta toisaalta se pakotti kuuntelemaan myös soittimia tarkkaan. Unenomainen, painostava tunnelma säilyi läpi levyn. Vaihtoehtoina arvosanaksi oli 2, 3 tai 4, mennään peruskolmosella!

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3

That first track hits different. Have listened to this before and didn't fully get it. I still don't, but I'd listen to this again

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3

Interesting but all a bit samey.

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Decent. Some very good bits, am always surprised by amount of talking / singing. Doesn't sound 30 years old.

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Spiderland is a solid emo rock album. Very intense vocals paired with intense change of dynamics throughout each track. A lot of really beautiful instrumental sections. Lots of really nice guitar work.

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Very cool! Had not heard of them before (kind of the point of the whole 1001 albums project, I know, which is why I love this). Intriguing sound, can hear the punk and post-rock style, and I like their mix of styles (e.g., some spoken-word stuff that sounds kind of Beatnik and art-rock-y). Not something I'd listen to often, but I definitely appreciate the work.

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na koncercie ich bawiłabym się przednio to na pewno. niektóre dźwięki bolą w uszy. w don, aman i washer początek ładny, ogólnie fajny koncept takiego mówienia. troszkę ciężko się słucha, niektóre piosenki tak na słuchawkach, ale na koncercie super by było. i okładka fajen.

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Punk and grunge and asmr

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I heard about this album on some music nerds tiktok. Not really my style

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This album influenced Pavement and the similarities are clear. Interestingly in the math rock genre. The band broke up before album became critically acclaimed. It’s moody, grungy - feels like Seattle scene music but they’re from Louisville. Good album.

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Certainly not an easy album to approach. Lots of spoken word... some strange bastard between a psychedelic Doors song and In Utero from Nirvana. It's best when it has it's dark noisy groove on... i particularly liked parts of Washer and the angry end of Good Morning, Captain.

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Wasn't too impressed until one of the middle tracks that had a very tasty minor key hook. Vocally uninteresting

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Good instrumentals but just lacking the singing to make good rock sonvsz

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Good chunky punk.

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It feels like an album of ambient strummy guitar "secret tracks" from 90s rock albums. Ok, not amazing

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Talking over hard riffs

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Better for listening to it.

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Hmmm…I don’t know…I kind of appreciated the moodiness of the instrumental music, but the vocals did not capture me at all.

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For me personally, Spiderland suffers from being the third album of its genre in the last four days--and not a favorite genre of mine. But I will learn what there is to learn, and appreciate what there is to appreciate. I thought the first song was a respectable representative of its ilk, and I liked enough the back and forth of spoken word with soft music to angry shouting with a hard rock backing. It does take a while to settle into this one, and I still struggle with 8-minute tracks, but I got into it a bit more as the day went on. Interesting vocals and lyrics pushed it up a notch.

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6/10

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They seem into it

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Very interesting album. Having been recorded in '91, sounds very influential for alt/post-rock to come. Not something I would listen to everyday, but I appreciate it's significance.

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I tried. I get the influential aspect, but it was a bit repetitious for me.

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Not a bad grunge album. Probably wouldn't listen again

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Don’t get why you would close your album with a 16 minute ambient nothing track but otherwise a pleasant surprise. Love the long track run times.

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Enjoyed this- especially love the rhythm section. Felt like a young, creative and free project. Quite an intense and direct listen as well- good!

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5/10. Utterly forgettable. Fun cover art though.

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6/10 had some interesting moments but overall pretty boring

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I found it to be pretty interesting. The songs have a way to pull you in and keep you engaged, even with them being quite long. The instrumentals complement the themes of the songs as well, being harsh and mysterious at the same time. The mix of soft spoken and shouted vocals plays very well too. 6/10

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I’ve listened to ‘Spiderland’ several times now, and I still can’t decide whether it’s sheer genius or utter rubbish.

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Every once in awhile, some music theory nerds sneak in through a propped open studio door so they can make and release a record, and for some reason, every time that happens, a new entry is created on this list. It's creative, but is it interesting? The answer in this case is a huge meh. Best track: Nosferatu Man

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Ik heb veel sympathie voor deze band, maar ik heb nog nooit een heel plaatje uitgezeten en nu weet ik waarom; Gewoon geen kut aan, behalve dat briljante geschreeuw van Goodmorning, Captain. Vandaar deze minzame 3 sterren.

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Zeker leuk om dit eens te luisteren!

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Definitely one for listening with headphones and no distractions. Lyrically wonderful.

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What a great story; the unheard album that becomes a cult classic and effectively establishes a genre. Loving this album becomes a shibboleth of "you wouldn't have heard of them" coolness. I worked in an independent record store in Australia during 91/92 and was totally and completely unaware of this record. And it was my job to be across stuff like this. No reviews, no advertising, certainly no touring. I did not hear of this album until the early 2000s. I had dipped my toe into post-rock, but generally, I like a steady driving rock and roll beat (that I can bug out too), so the stop-start nature of post-rock gives me the irrits. I think that was always my problem with this record; the first song, Breadcrumb Trail, is particularly stop-start, changing time signature, far too clever-clogs for my taste. But listening to the rest of the album, I found much more tolerable as that aspect was much reduced. And by the time you get to the closer, Good Morning Captain, we are into driving two chord rock. The whispered, occasional screamed, lyrics are almost inaudible and completely devoid of tune, which makes hem seem a little superfluous. I think that, if I listened to this about 25 times, I would learn to love it (it sounds great; really immediate and un-fussy). But does it fill me with the desire to run out and form a band, or even just buy a copy of this album? Sadly, no. I am generally too old and settled to buy records just because they make me look cool and knowledgeable, and so, Slint, I will, with regret, walk past your record and purchase something else. PS- I do appreciate that CD copies of this album have "this recording is meant to be listened to on vinyl" printed on the back. Especially at a time when vinyl was basically wheezing its dying breath, this is a cool gesture.

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I liked this better than I expected to... after reading about the band I expected to hate it. The creepy murmuring vocals got old quick. Didn't find the rock all that math-y. It was all right.

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I liked it. I didn't love it, but I did like it.

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lite väl knepigt

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vette album cover klonk zoals nirvana wel leuk niet fantastisch

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a narrated rock album. Almost like the doors with a modern sound. This was divergent from Slint's punk rock origins.

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1.5

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Nah, didn't get much from this.

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Ankeaa, tylsää ja huonoa musiikkia. Liekö sitten jonkinlainen oman genrensä edelläkävijä? Tosin 1991 taisi jo eräs Nirvanakin olla lähes uransa huipulla.

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Not the biggest fan of the style. I’m sure it’s not bad for those who like this kind of music

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I had never heard of Slint. Some parts were intresting. But don't think I will ever pay this album again.

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Never seemed to find a consistent groove

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Eh

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Didn’t finish it. There’s probably a reason for that

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Props for finding a song and sticking to it, but unfortunately I got sick of it pretty fast and just wanted it to end about 20 minutes before it did. Makes me think of Pavement, I wonder if they were influencing each other.

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i remember playing this on my radio show back in about 1993 or so. it was a request. i didn't care for it then, and i don't care for it now. like, go take some vitamin c or something, guys. fuck's sake.

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6 Lieder - Laufzeit 40 min - 2

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Liked the harder elements of the album, the soft whisper bits would go on a bit too long.

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Els coneixia pel nom però no els havia escoltat mai. Precursors del post-rock, una etiqueta indefinida on s'hi sol posar allò que no encaixa en les altres. Per una banda he trobat interessant que un grup d'estudiants apostessin per una música com aquesta, però per l'altra l'escolta de l'album se m'ha fet eterna. No hi he entrat. Hi ha moments interessants, bons jocs de guitarra, girs estructurals... però no he connectat amb la proposta. Tot i així en el futur li donaré una altra oportunitat.

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Some nice jams but yeah not for me

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This was largely okay. Nothing standout. Nothing great, nothing bad. Not quite sure it is on this list. Just didn't click with me. Singers voice was okay. Musicianship was okay. Songs, yeah, okay.

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It was ok, didn't really get anything from this album, wasn't horrible to listen to though just forgettable.

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Ik word er niet warm van.

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2/5 didnt really like them

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Very pretentious, some decent guitar

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Started off like Arab Strap, but boring. Then some shouty bits, but still boring. Will give 2/5 because it isn't as appalling as the albums I've given 1.

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Look, it may have been influential but fuck your 8 minute experimental noise rock.

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Some interesting arrangements but felt rather slow to me.

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Proto post-hardcore music with a touch of darkness. It is easy to see the future groups it would influence, but as a watershed album, it doesn't offer much.

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Background music at best. Otherwise not good

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😪

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Not a hit.

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I'm not sure I know about the whole spacial sound thing that they are good at. Didn't really resonate with me.

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1,8 Stem te veel op de achtergrond, te lange nummers, en te repetitieve instrumenten. Zeker niet must listen aka niet goeeed

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Kind of droney and samey the whole way through

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Garagey, grungy, emo rock. It was fine. Very forgettable.

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Weird, just a guy talking and then some good music overall didn't dig it

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This album was hard to understand and it felt like it was the far end of the grunge alt spectrum. The instrumentals were good at times and sounded familiar to other alt bands but the lyrics were tough to digest. 3.5/10

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Everything I said about Jah Wobble applies to this album, too, but even more, I think. Anyone could write this. It's not horrible, it's just nothing. There's no talent behind this that I can see. Practically random music. Choose a key, write some chords on pieces of paper then pick them out of a bowl. Get a competent guitarist to play them repeatedly in a variety of ways in the order they came out. Speak earnest sounding nonsense over it. There's your top 1001 album.

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eh, 2.5.

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Never heard of this band or this album before this posting so a brand new experience! Not a lover of Math Rock, but I quite like Breadcrumb Trail, reminiscent of Dark Side era Pink Floyd in some places. I can see the influence this band had on others, sad to say it isn't something that appeals to me greatly. I find it at times monotonous and repetitive but I suppose that is the point. Tch You Millennials what are you like! I would link this to bands like Fugazi and GSYBE. As I say not something that I would personally add to my collection, but I do see merit in the Album.

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It deserves to be on this list as it’s a pretty unique sound, even now. The spidery guitars and unnerving vocals make it all very tense and atmospheric. But do the spoken vocals really need to be so quiet?? It takes physical effort to hear what’s being said, which is annoying. 2.5 stars.

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Oh, cheer up lads.

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Proto grunge. Cant hear the lyrics.

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All the songs sound the same

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Mostly instrumental rock/metal tracks with a heavy emphasis on guitar (mostly distorted, sometimes clean). Overlaid with hard-to-make-out spoken word passages which don't change the fact that this for all intents and purposes is an instumental album. Not bad, but no standouts either, and tries a little too much to sound raw and edgy. 2/5

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When this started out I thought it was pretty interesting, but the longer it went on the more bored I got. Every song sounded the same, and every song just kind of droned on with a sort of slow burn that rarely came to any sort of climax. 2 stars.

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passed me by

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Argh, es demasiado experimental y buscándole innecesaria complejidad a las cosas. No lo odio, tiene momentos que me alcanzan a pasar, pero no lo volvería a escuchar. Quizá es de eso que hasta pone de malas estarlo escuchando.

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Al escucharlo pensé que era ruido monótono y sí, además de indie están catalogados como post-rock. Guitarrazos decentes sin nada más que agregar, supongo en su momento nadie sonaba como ellos y por eso están en la lista aunque no son de mi completo agrado. 2.5 estrellas que bajo a 2 porque no tengo ganas de volver a escuchar este disco

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22nd March 2022 Listened while working in the front room. Chilled evening reading and watched an episode of twin peaks. Annoyingly read who the killer was. Not for me. Extreme 90s grunge but quite forgettable.

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Boring. Only will listen to it when husband puts it on.

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Dit album schijnt een soort underground status te hebben, maar voor mij is dit allemaal net iets te weird en onsamenhangend.

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Kind of Minutemen meets grunge with a little Fugazi mixed in. You'd think I would like it but I found it grating and was waiting for it to be over. The instrumentation was sometimes interesting and complex but sometimes veered into repetitiveness. The vocals were really irritating and had me hovering over the skip button numerous times. Won't revisit.

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j'étais de bonne humeur avant de l'écouter

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No thank you, not for me.

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Best Song: Nosferatu Man. Nice and noisy grunge rock. Worst Song: Don, Aman. The reliance on whispering for dramatic effect really just comes off as melodrama. Plus, the whispered bit sounds like the introduction to a song that never comes. Overall: This album is angst personified. It isn't necessarily bad, but I think you might need to be pubescent to get its full effect.

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guitar #2 sucks.

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1.75

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Shocker. The talking bits were very cringe

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Garbage. Almost no vocals, just grunge strumming a guitar. Waste of time listening.

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Not my thing

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Nej, lyssnar hellre på creepypodden än så här skum musik.

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Not a huge fan. I get it and I understand why it was influential to some genres that followed but overall I couldn’t get through the entire album.

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Torture

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Nope

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I hate it. Makes me feel sick and sad inside.

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Shit

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I think they're trying to torture us now

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Nah bro.

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Only liked the song Washer. This style had no appeal to me whatsoever. Maybe if I was 40 years younger. Could barely hear the lyrics.

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Boring. Not my style of music at all.

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Meh

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Spiderland is zoals een combo proberen tussen disneyland en spiderman gebouwd Het resultaat is echter plopsaland met mega Toby. It's a no for me

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Not a good album. Sounds like they’re drunk and sloppy when playing. No songwriting present, and the spoken word vocals are terrible. Not for me.

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Weird. This album is weird. And it's also weird how a weird album is categorically considered great. Lots of spoken lyrics, mostly mumbled, alternating with screechy screaming. Mixed rhythms, dissonant chord structures... Sorry, this gets a solid 1 star from me.

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Spiderland is the second and final studio album by the American rock band Slint. Formed in 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky, having met as teenagers playing in the Midwestern punk scene, they soon diverged from their hardcore roots. By the time they recorded Spiderland in late 1990, the band had developed a complex, idiosyncratic sound characterized by atypical rhythmic meters, harmonic dissonance and irregular song structures. McMahan's vocal delivery alternates between spoken word, singing and shouting. The lyrics are presented in a narrative style, covering themes and feelings of unease, social anxiety, loneliness, and despair.

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False

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October 13, 2021 Just a lot of grungy background noise. The vocals are too quiet. I get this would be influential but I just think what came after is less fucking boring.

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Edgy spoken word and whispering over droning, monotonous, and lazy riffs. Tracks are six to eight minutes long. Way too long. Garbage.

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If you enjoy listening to all the worst sounds of the 90s than this is the album for you. The worst of dropped D tuning, a lot of talking with words when they were (I can only assume) wasted out of their minds. Sounds like a bunch of stoners jamming in their basement. Not that there's anything wrong with that I'd just rather not be listening to it. Some of the guitar tones were ok but that does nothing to save the album.

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Some of the instrumentals were pretty cool, but this album was not for me.

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mumbleing nonsense.

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Only made it a few songs into the album and decided to stop - It's a very grungy kind of rock album with a great feeling of moodiness but just a bit too depressing and monotonous for my taste. Not too fond of the vocal style in the songs either but that's just my taste.

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Ljudet är platt och dåligt balanserat,, sången är för låg på hälften av alla låtar. Inte jättespännande, känns som de finns bättre band om gör den här lite storytelling-punk-grejjen. Pluspoäng för viss punkkänsla. Väldigt oinspirerande, låter som ens polares 'Fryshuset band' istället för en av artisterna bakom ett av 1001 världens bästa album? Kommer ha glömt att dessa existerar om 2h. Dock inte direkt dåligt? bara väldigt tråkigt

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Unlistenable

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couldn't listen to that all the way to the end... What a boring crap. Why is that a top 1000 Album?

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Forstår ikke hvordan dette er på 1001

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Nope

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Oef. Ik kende dit tot nu toe alleen van een T-shirt van Arjan (zwart met een wit spinnetje erop), maar ik vond het echt zwaar deprimerend.

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So, as Jane was saying... "The music is so bland that it drowns out the monotony of itself. In addition, how pretentious of a band to think anyone would want to listen to something so dull". (0.5/5) Kind of reminded Shannah of Smashing Pumpkins. Enjoyed aspects though probably wouldn't listen to again. (1/5) Self-indulgent and boysy. (1.5/5) Conor thought it was ok... (2.25/5) (1.05/5)

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For something experimental it is quite monotone. Like all the six songs resemble each other. And the music in general is not to my taste. I like rock, this is just garbage

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