Slint - Spiderland CD
A classic album from 1991, although this Kentucky combo had a short lifespan.
Its influence has been extraordinary, presaging the underground 'math-rock' revolution and spawning spinoffs such as The For Carnation and King Kong, with members playing with Palace Brothers, Tortoise and a multitude more. But don't go thinking that the foursome is a mere footnote: the bracingly dense, dizzyingly complex songs that vein this, their second full-length release, perfectly capture the smarter face of early-'90s thug-rock. Yes, Slint's sound is descended from punk, but its members - particularly guitarist Brian McMahan - never subscribed to the 'keep it simple, stupid' philosophy.
"Spiderland" is so rife with breakneck tempo changes, off-kilter chord progressions, and bizarro-world themes, you'd be hard-pressed to go a listen without discovering something new. an immense album that every home should own.
1. Breadcrumb Trail
2. Nosferatu Man
3. Don, Aman
5. For Dinner...
6. Good Morning, Captain
About this product: this reissue comes in a jewel case.