Articles tagged guided by voices

Ricked Wicky: Swimmer to a Liquid Armchair

On its third album of 2015, Ricked Wicky still sounds like a productive new outlet for Robert Pollard's ever-working pop muse. But it's also clear that we still can't pin Ricked Wicky down yet.

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Keep It in Motion: An Interview with Guided by Voices’ Tobin Sprout

Tobin Sprout has been one of the most important songwriting voices for a long while, part of Guided By Voices' "classic lineup" if you will. Now, with the band's fourth post-reunion album just getting released, Sprout talks to PopMatters about why he left the band to begin with, being inspired by Brian Epstein's death, and his surprising side-career with children's literature.

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Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold

For Parquet Courts, "slacker" isn't just a lifestyle, it's a full-blown worldview and in Light Up Gold, they play like revolutionaries.

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Robert Pollard: Space City Kicks

This album continues a now long and impressive run of solid records, but it might be remembered more as a curious companion piece to this classic GBV tour.

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Boston Spaceships: Our Cubehouse Still Rocks

Our Cubehouse Still Rocks is a record of propulsion, something that can be defined not only in the fast-paced, fist-in-the-air anthems that Uncle Bob has penned for this album, but in the lyrical concerns as well.

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Losing My Religion: Revealing the Hollow Reality of Lo-Fi

This whole lo-fi thing, in its current form, is an affectation—a performance, a pose, the indie community’s response to “Vogue”. And this upcoming Guided By Voices tour will only enhance the performative aspects of the supposedly authentic aesthetic they have been championed for canonizing.

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The Devil Went Home and Puked: Robert Pollard’s Rock Show

Sorry Guided By Voices fans, but there's no nice way to put it: this tedious, bewildering, and often unwatchable collage of rare home video footage of Dayton's favorite indie rock heroes is just flat out terrible.

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Times New Viking: Born Again Revisited

From Columbus, Ohio ("where people drink beer and smoke cigarettes"), Times New Viking continue the war against fidelity on their fourth album.

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15 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Robert Pollard: Crickets

In typical Pollard fashion, Crickets is overstuffed with filler, but sifting through the mess will yield some classic tracks, and even a few lesser-known gems.

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	Guided By Voices: The Electrifying Conclusion [DVD]

Guided By Voices say goodbye with a four-hour finale full of fans, friends, and inebriation.

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21 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Drunken revelry, a brewery's worth of beer, and a solemn so-long to my crazed, party crashing uncle.

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Guided by Voices: Half Smiles of the Decomposed

Half Smiles of the Decomposed feels like Pollard making peace with GBV’s legacy and taking steps in the direction of progress and reinvention.

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	Guided By Voices: Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere

“I am a collector of things / And all of the pain it brings”, Guided By Voices mainman Robert Pollard sang two GBV box sets ago,

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	Guided By Voices: Human Amusements at Hourly Rates

By the time this page fully loads, Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard will have probably composed, performed, mixed and pressed yet another tightly coiled pop-rock

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Guided by Voices: Earthquake Glue

Steeped in big rock history, steadfastly tenacious, perversely, refreshingly uncool, Bob Pollard has written a fine collection of songs, for the most part, and his band, in their execution, have matched him every step of the way.

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	Guided By Voices: The Pipe Dreams of Instant Prince Whippet

Guided By Voices’ 10-song EP The Pipe Dreams of Instant Prince Whippet is release #24 in The Fading Captain Series, which GBV captain Robert Pollard uses

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23 Jul 2002 // 10:00 PM

	Guided By Voices: Universal Truths and Cycles

It’s Robert Pollard’s world; we just live in it. Widely known as the highly prolific singer-songwriter for indie-rock heroes Guided By Voices, Pollard

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Guided By Voices: Isolation Drills

Although the band’s 12th studio album continues in the more polished vein of Do the Collapse, its surface is nicely tarnished and scuffed so its indie-rock roots are always audible.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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