CD Review- Built to Spill

Zac Estrada, Zac Estrada, and Zac Estrada

Built to Spill’s seventh album, “There is No Enemy,” is more of the same from the Idaho indie band.

Released Oct. 2, “There is No Enemy” is a collection of melodious tracks. Things do start off with an electric bang of sorts, as the opening song, “Aisle 13,” sounds aggressive but is matched with lead singer Doug Martsch’s quirky vocals and fairly indistinguishable lyrics.

From then on the album starts to cross the line into elevator music with mellow tracks. “Hindsight” and “Life’s a Dream” are examples of the calm sounds that come from the guitar, but there’s a lack of excitement in the overall package.

Unlike past works, such as “Perfect From Now On,” there aren’t enough punchy songs to balance the peaceful ones in “Enemy.”

It’s a solid effort but there’s a lack of anything special to make it great.

“There is No Enemy,” is more of the same from the Idaho indie band.

Released Oct. 2, “There is No Enemy” is a collection of melodious tracks. Things do start off with an electric bang of sorts, as the opening song, “Aisle 13,” sounds aggressive but is matched with lead singer Doug Martsch’s quirky vocals and fairly indistinguishable lyrics.

From then on the album starts to cross the line into elevator music with mellow tracks. “Hindsight” and “Life’s a Dream” are examples of the calm sounds that come from the guitar, but there’s a lack of excitement in the overall package.

Unlike past works, such as “Perfect From Now On,” there aren’t enough punchy songs to balance the peaceful ones in “Enemy.”

It’s a solid effort but there’s a lack of anything special to make it great.