[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Built To Spill — Good Ol' Boredom
Album: There Is No Enemy
Avg rating:
6.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 204









Released: 2009
Length: 6:25
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Break out the water
Kinda celebrate
Welcome back good old boredom
Not so bad seems great

It's nice that it's not that exciting
After all we've been through
When nothing hurts and no one's dying
Most my dreams have come true

And all we see are wrongs to right
They're everywhere, everywhere
The truth is rolling out of sight
And out of mind, out of mind

And all we want is anything
That'll take our minds
Off this nonstop anxiety
For a time

Inside my mind incessant chatter
When will these brain cells cut me some slack?
Maybe I'm not smart enough to think of things to think about that matter
Or afraid that once you think some things, there's no going back
Comments (43)add comment
Hmmm, I like some of their stuff, but this is kinda weak.

This reminds me a little of Brian Eno's 70s rock albums.. :)
The song title is bang on - it surely is a boring song, as are all the other BtS that I've heard on RP, sadly. An auto-rate of Ho-Hum from the sleepy Nottingham jury  {#Sleep}
Pretty good rockin tune.
{#Yes} WayUpNorth wrote:
All I can say is {#Yes}
 
Right!


Reminds me more than a little of Adrian Belew . . . . that's a good thing!
All I can say is {#Yes}
Definitely digging it the more I hear it...
In case anyone is keeping track I raised my rating from a 6 to a 7.  Your welcome.

gdoten wrote: Reminds me of Neil Young playing with Pearl Jam on Mirror Ball.


 
Jelani wrote:

reminds me of Turd playing with Urine on a dull flat surface.
 
Isn't what gdoten wrote the same thing?{#Wink}
 jkhandy wrote:
wow, never realized there were so many self proclaimed musical genius' listening to RP.......{#Moon}   I wonder how many record labels they have???

 

I have 14.....oooops.......13. Good day.
{#Good-vibes}
 jkhandy wrote:
wow, never realized there were so many self proclaimed musical genius' listening to RP.......{#Moon}   I wonder how many record labels they have???

 

we are legion  {#Evil}  and you can't stop us ! {#Arghhh}
wow, never realized there were so many self proclaimed musical genius' listening to RP.......{#Moon}   I wonder how many record labels they have???

i likes it
 gdoten wrote:
Reminds me of Neil Young playing with Pearl Jam on Mirror Ball.
 
reminds me of Turd playing with Urine on a dull flat surface.
OK, enough with the vocal reverb.
 SmackDaddy wrote:


but do we need them 3 times a day?
 
Sure.

 4merdj wrote:

... such as? ... {#Ask} what would you recommend? I like the sound of this band ... thanks!

 
Happiness, Alarmed, The Wait, Conventional Wisdom, Distopian Dream Girl just to name a few.

 SmackDaddy wrote:


but do we need them 3 times a day?
 

do we need them once a year?
I bought their Album "You in Reverse" because of the song "Wherever You Go" and didn't care for it. Very repetitious. I don't see this song as any different.

 sirdroseph wrote:


If you like this, you should really listen to some of their earlier stuff ...
 
... such as? ... {#Ask} what would you recommend? I like the sound of this band ... thanks!

 Giselle62 wrote:
I'm glad RP plays these fellas so much, i always wanted to hear more of them—-this song sounds real good when you want some energy.
 

but do we need them 3 times a day?
 Giselle62 wrote:
I'm glad RP plays these fellas so much, i always wanted to hear more of them—-this song sounds real good when you want some energy.
 

If you like this, you should really listen to some of their earlier stuff; they also do a great cover of Neil Youngs Cortez the Killer. However, from what I have heard of this new album; me no likey.{#No}
I'm glad RP plays these fellas so much, i always wanted to hear more of them—-this song sounds real good when you want some energy.
Reminds me of Neil Young playing with Pearl Jam on Mirror Ball.
Boredom is highly underated, this has some nice sloppy hooks, could get to like this more, 7 for openers.
This is kicking my ass today. Great stuff.

I normally love BTS; but not this one.{#No}


 iam_overlord wrote:
This song is just a lot of noise.
 
YEAH—ain't it great?!

caught my ear playing in the background... I think Iike it.

appropriately titled

I thought it might be limited to their slower stuff, but these guys definitely have a Neil Young sound going. Here it is mostly in the voice of the singer. In any case, I like it.
Can't
Stand
This
Band
 iam_overlord wrote:
This song is just a lot of noise.
 
But it's a good kinda noise (although I've heard better from them).

This song is just a lot of noise.
 dedawson wrote:
Lot of late 60's vibe in here.  Kinda nice.
 
Kinda makes me think of Slade... a little.


 crockydile wrote:
That cover gives me the creeps. (Too many late night horror movies as a child.)
 
Maybe you should stay away from big boy music.

Just heard this in the coffee shop and immediately looked to see if was on Emusic. It's not, but I hope to hear that song again here.
 crockydile wrote:
That cover gives me the creeps. (Too many late night horror movies as a child.)
 
I agree, it is creepy, but I also find it cool. It looks like a painting but I can't find any information about it. Is it something one of the band did or is it by another artist?

As for the song, I find the title ironic, because the music (especially the guitar work) is anything but boring. {#Guitarist}
That cover gives me the creeps. (Too many late night horror movies as a child.)
Lot of late 60's vibe in here.  Kinda nice.

Built to Spill are an alternative-rock band from Boise, based around the songwriting and guitar-playing of Doug Martsch. Despite the seemingly non-commercial nature of their music ("on all our records," Martsch once told Pitchfork, "there's nothing that seems like a single to me"), Built to Spill have remained signed to Warner Bros. since 1995. During that time, they've been hugely influential; Pacific Northwest bands Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, and Band of Horses all citing the importance of Built to Spill's influence.

"I guess I find it flattering that anyone cares about what I'm doing and that bands would point to us and say they were inspired by us," Martsch has said. "I take it all with a grain of salt because if we weren't around it would have been someone else. It has to do with timing and the region. Modest Mouse is one of the best bands ever I think and they just happened to be at the right age we were around and they happened to hear our record."