Doug Martsch lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Built To Spill helms There Is No Enemy as skillfully as previous albums.
The new album, the bands seventh and first since 2006s You In Reverse, continues the Built To Spill tradition of producing catchy, guitar-driven alt rock composed of fractured melodies and plenty of guitar solos.
People who complain that the band is too obtuse find evidence in There Is No Enemy with verses like One day I / Come home to find / Covered with ants / Cause youre so sweet. Martsch is above making sense or even using correct grammar, apparently. But it's not really important because fans cherish Built to Spill more for their guitar skills than their sparkling lyrics.