Going for a more atmospheric sound than Lightning Bolt (I just had to plug those guys again), Slint also manages to displace a lot of the tension.
Simply put, if I wanted to listen to someone reading from his diary, I probably would choose someone with a more interesting life or who at least could convey his everyday angst to the listener.
So, the reason the album's on the list is the music then?
But here too, it's a frankly boring piece of work. Sure, they are skilled, and there's a lot of detail, but still no feeling.
They've obviously influenced a lot of postrock bands, but that just shows that the originals aren't always the best.