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The Normal Years


Download links and information about The Normal Years by Built To Spill. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 39:04 minutes.

Artist: Built To Spill
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 39:04
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No. Title Length
1. So & So So & So from Wherever Wherever 4:36
2. Shortcut 1:29
3. Car 3:07
4. Some Things Last a Long Time 5:11
5. Girl 2:48
6. Joyride 3:37
7. Some 4:09
8. Sick & Wrong 4:04
9. Still Flat 4:30
10. Terrible/Perfect 5:33



The Normal Years strings together Built to Spill's loose ends: outtakes from each of the band's first two albums, three independently released singles, and two tracks recorded for compilations. Given bandleader Doug Martsch's penchant for exquisite production and extensive arranging on his later albums, this mix-and-match release is certainly the least desirable full-length the band released. The sound is sparse, and Martsch is still learning the intricacies of his craft. But the innocence in songs like "Girl" and "Joyride" is an aural treat, and The Normal Years works as a good illustration of Built to Spill's humble beginnings.