Anna Minard claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we force her to listen to random records by artists considered to be important by music nerds.
BUILT TO SPILL There's Nothing Wrong with Love (Up Records)
I get to do Built to Spill because someone (hey, Scotty!) joked about my column, "What's next? Built to Spill? Hahahahaha..." and then his face realized that I really had never heard those guys. He marveled for a second, laughed again, and said I had to put 'em on the list. So here I am!
I'm sitting in a public place, listening to There's Nothing Wrong with Love. I have one hour to tell you about it—I'm setting a timer. Ready, set, go!
First off is "In the Morning." It sounds like the '90s love you back, like the weather right before good weather, like a bunch of friends in one bedroom laughing. The song ends abruptly, as if someone tripped over the power cord and unplugged the music.