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Spiderland [VINYL]

Slint Vinyl
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Slint established its earliest roots when, in 1981, at the ages of eleven and twelve, guitarist Brian McMahan and drummer Britt Walford began playing together in Louisville, KY. In 1984, Britt Walford and guitarist David Pajo started collaborating musically at the ages of fourteen and sixteen. 1985 saw the origination of Slint itself, the band then comprising Britt Walford, David Pajo, and ... Read more in Amazon's Slint Store

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  • Vinyl (21 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00008FWRW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,949 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Slint was formed in the late 80s and released two critically acclaimed albums that remain unrivaled in their intensity and beauty. "Spiderland" was the second album and the first released by Touch And Go in 1991.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eight-legged gloom machine 10 Jan 2004
By russell clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I bought "Spiderland" on the same day as Codeine,s "Frigid Stars". If you are one of those less enlightened people who equate "depressing music" with being depressed that you,d have thought that was a real bummer of a day. On the contrary i was as happy as Robbie Williams in front of a full length mirror. Two stone cold classics in one day. Memories are made of this.
"Spiderland" shares "Frigid Stars" same wracked emotional landscape but is if anything even more bereft of hope.Skeletal guitars which are fleshed out by sudden squalls of caustic noise adorn this album. The sound is stark and unembellished. The vocals are mostly spoken in a tired resigned voice,dry as autumn leaves after an Indian summer.When the torpor is lifted by guitars that squeal like a stuck pig or the vocals rise to a pitiful howl its startling.
Never is this more superbly illusrated than on the albums undoubted highlight "Good Morning Captain" A plangent guitar motif gives way to a precise rolling drunbeat.The voice is innervated,bled of all emotion. The guitars occasionally morph into discordant streams of uncluttered noise. Then at the songs epoch they surge and seethe and the vocallist screams, and i mean really screams....a howl of such pain and anguish it travels up your spine like a bullet.I kid you not, it,s one of the greatest moments in the history of recorded music.
Needless to say it,s worth owning this album for that track alone and it,s one tiny problem is that nothing else comes near to matching it. In terms of consistency "Frigid Stars" is actually the superior work but at these elevated levels of artistry it,s fairly irrelevant."Spiderland"is a landmark release and listening to it again for the first time in a long time for the purposes of this review has been a draining experience.It remains with you long after the last note has faded and that is the mark of all truly great music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but very Sweet 7 April 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Slint are an alternative rock band from Kentucky, USA. They formed in 1986 and released their first album "Tweez" in 1987. Their second and most acclaimed album "Spiderland" (1991) is a dark and brooding affair. Vocals vary from spoken word to full on shouting and the music is characterised by haphazard time signatures and unusual chord changes. The overall sound is similar to Sonic Youth and Black Flag and is dominated by a pounding bass line underpinning screeching guitars. The lyrics are then often spoken and whispered over the top creating an eerie atmosphere although track 5 "For Dinner.." is an instrumental. The highlight is the final track "Good Morning Captain" and it is alleged that vocalist McMahan made himself throw up during the recording such was the intensity of his screaming in the final chorus. With only 6 tracks "Spiderland" is a real grower. It will appeal to fans of Pavement, Mogwai and even Nirvana. If you want something different and are not afraid to take a chance then give Spiderland a listen.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An expressive, intense masterpiece. 28 Oct 2000
Format:Audio CD
I bought this classic album back in 1991 and am always moved by the depth, subtlety and power of the music. Dynamics are strong throughout, with beautifully constructed, sublime guitar riffs and chords, and expressive, sometimes delicate rhythms. Vocals range from softly spoken renditions of personal experiences to intense, powerful expressions of angst. Understated and played with genuine intent and purpose, a range of emotions are expressed and felt by the listener.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the price for the DVD alone 27 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD
The CDs a masterpiece. No denying. Even if you own it it's worth buying again to get Breadcrumb Trail. A great documentary about who the band were and what they have become.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How did I miss this at the time? 9 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
I stumbled acrioss Spiderland in early 2010 lurking in the bargain bin of an music shop in a small Irish town. Its not where you expect to uncover lost genre-busting classics. The band's name sounded vaguely familiar and the label - Touch And Go - was known to me from my interest in Slint label mates back in my youth when I was keen on bands that included Girls Against Boys, Killdozer, The Jesus Lizard and Mule to name but four. Yet, somehow, this release had never really showed up on the radar. So, almost two decades later, I slipped it into my CD player and pressed play, not really expecting much. What followed left my mouth hanging open. The mood immediately set by this album and maintained with disturbing intensity across six tracks is disconcerting, creepy and almost counterintuitively addictive. Sure, there's imaginative song structures, hypnotic vocal delivery, a complex yet engaging amalgam of chords and intruiging lyrical content. But I still felt confused that this cocktail managed to deliver such a big impact. When I Googled 'Slint and Spiderland' I realised that many regard this release to be a bonafide classic. Now, after listening to it many, many times, I am inclined to agree. Perhaps you've been lucky enough to see the original vampire movie, Nosferatu. If you are a fan of cinema, its worth checking out. The sense of foreboding and dread that this 1921 silent release conveys is astonishing. Spiderland's second track Nosferatu Man is a paen to this very release, a movie that as recently as 2010 was voted the 21st best movie of all time by Empire magazine. And Slint's song actually evokes the movie perfectly. I guess that says it all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 19 hours ago by Robert Krajca
5.0 out of 5 stars Spiderland five freaking stars!
Spiderland is simply the holy grail of alternative music, the Rosetta stone by which all left field music of the last few decades is intepreted.
Published 24 days ago by Matthew Simpson
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Published 1 month ago by Basket Press
1.0 out of 5 stars awful
the band GREAT, this CD AWFUL! not the music but the actual CD.. it is a blank recordable cd not an original CD issue (I believe the copyright may have been infringed by seller! Read more
Published 3 months ago by L. Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn Near Perfect Album
I came to this album after listening to what I found out to be the closing track of this album 'Good Morning Captain'. Read more
Published on 2 July 2011 by Curlysaurus
5.0 out of 5 stars Bare bones
The ability to forge powerful and emotionally evocative music with as little instrumentation and texture as possible. Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2009 by Tom Chase
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ones
Personally I can't see how anyone couldn't like this, then again I also can't see how anyone could think that mullets look good or that Coldplay's new album 'wasn't that bad' or... Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2009 by Mr. D. P. Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential album
One of the few things Pitchfork gets right, Spiderland is both one of the most "important" rock albums (whatever that means) as well as one of the best. Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2008 by Some call me... photoshop
5.0 out of 5 stars So good I own this on 3 formats...
Hell, this record is so good, I got it on cd, lp and a back up copy on minidisc just in case... if my house were on fire I would save the vinyle before my housemates - and I like... Read more
Published on 15 Sep 2008 by Ben J. Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
Going after one of the holy cows of influential 'post-rock' here but just being honest, this is a good album, worthy of a place on the shelf of anyone who likes guitar music but I... Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2008 by Mr. T. Lewis
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