Ancient Melodies of the Future is the fifth full-length album released by indie rock band Built to Spill. The core line-up of the band remained as it had for the previous two albums, with singer/guitarist Doug Martsch, bassist Brett Nelson, and drummer Scott Plouf. The album was recorded at Bear Creek in Woodinville, Washington, with overdubs recorded at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, Washington, and Martsch's studio, The Manhouse, in Boise, Idaho. Ancient Melodies was released on the Warner Bros. label in 2001 (see 2001 in music).
All songs written by Doug Martsch.
- "Strange" - 4:00
- "The Host" - 3:55
- "In Your Mind" - 3:46
- "Alarmed" - 5:07
- "Trimmed and Burning" - 4:19
- "Happiness" - 3:41
- "Don't Try" - 3:17
- "You Are" - 3:51
- "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss" - 2:45
- "The Weather" - 4:35
- Doug Martsch - vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion
- Brett Nelson - bass, drums
- Scott Plouf - drums, percussion, bass