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Built To Spill : Centre of the universe

Pixiesishly shines the pants off every autoflagellating indie pup in Christendom. And beyond.

Right on cue, the Built To Spill single shuffles endearingly to the top of the pile. BTS' Doug Martsch has been a leading purveyor of blithe, yearning quasi-pop for the best part of a decade, and - as Built To Spill and, with Calvin Johnson, The Halo Benders - can be charged

with

writing the book on punkily underachieving melodicism. 'Center

of

the Universe'
isn't even his most appealing hour, but it soars, rattles, harmonises and generally, Pixiesishly shines the pants off every autoflagellating indie pup in Christendom. And beyond.



JAMES OLDHAM

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