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I stepped out onto the midway . . .
on 9 July 2014
There isn't really any other bands who sound like Slint, sure you can name various post-rock outfits who tip their hat in the general direction, but Slint are/were something else.
Now while the band themselves are head and shoulders above their peers, Spiderland is truly unique. Years and hundreds of listens later it still gets under your skin, it still demands your attention. It isn't an album you put in and skip through, you listen to it from beginning to end and whatever you were doing can wait.
This book captures all of that and more, it dispels myths but also adds to the mystique. It revels in its utter geekery (as do all the 331/3 series) It is a thing of joy.
Now if you'll excuse me I have a record to play.