The Top 10 Built to Spill Songs: #9

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, 11:07 am by Ben Salmon

Today on Frequency, we’re counting down the top 10 Built to Spill songs leading up to the band’s show tonight in Bend. (More details on that show here.)

9. “Traces” from the album “You In Reverse” (2006)
A dreamy cut from Built to Spill’s first album back after a five-year layoff, an album Allmusic calls “melancholy,” “quiet and autumnal,” and full of “midtempo ballads.” I think “Traces” really showcases the band that heavily influenced Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse (even though it was released well after those bands were established).

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2 Responses to “The Top 10 Built to Spill Songs: #9”

  1. Aaron says:

    i REALLY hope ‘Carry the Zero’ makes it on this list! one of my all time favorite tracks!

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