Untethered Moon

Built to Spill

Untethered Moon

Eighth studio album from the Boise, Idaho indie rock act and first featuring a new rhythm section

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  1. 9.0 |   The Music

    Warm and reliable like those old Ugg boots that won’t die, full of fantastic memories but still so much to offer
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  2. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Untethered Moon, the band’s first album in six years, wastes no time in reaffirming what Built To Spill does
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  3. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Another excellent record of big hooks and guitar wizardry
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Despite the overwhelming blues, Martsch and co. turn out the right kind of guitar-tistry to keep it from falling into sad-sack territory
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  5. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Musically, and even with the inventive melodic twists led by Martsch’s chameleon-like guitar sounds, Untethered Moon may be the most straightforward album they’ve made since There’s Nothing Wrong With Love
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  6. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    Untethered Moon is a humble gift to fans
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  7. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    Aside from the band completely embracing its long-running theme of nostalgia, Built to Spill has rarely felt so focused
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  8. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    If you’ve loved Built to Spill’s music your whole life, Untethered Moon will have this same comforting, classic feel
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    They show no signs of age or of slowing down, and if they keep cranking out records this passionate and powerful, there's no reason they can't keep going forever
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Déjà vu all over again in the best way, Untethered Moon ends up being a set of new songs that remind you of those old Built to Spill songs you liked, ones that sound like they’ve been here forever
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  11. 7.0 |   Spin

    On Untethered Moon, the crew sounds as taught and lean as ever
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  12. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    The work of a veteran musician who continues to tweak the same kind of song with the adventurousness of a curious young man
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  13. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    There should always be one good band that lives perpetually in the grungy pop '90s, and Built to Spill do it wonderfully
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  14. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Untethered Moon might not be the last will and testament of Built To Spill, but if it were, it’d be a damn fine epitaph
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The album's consistency is a testament to Martsch's perfectionism (he scrapped a whole album in 2012) — and for that, we salute him
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  16. 6.0 |   Mojo

    These guys are in fine form again. Print edition only

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