Monday, February 2 2015
I Sell the Circus, Robert Pollard's first album with his new band, makes a convincing argument for Ricked Wicky as a powerful rock band.
Thursday, June 27 2013
Among July's most compelling releases are the return of the Scud Mountain Boys and reissues of Mountain Goats and White Fence albums.
Sunday, April 28 2013
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.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
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.
Tuesday, September 7 2010
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.
Sunday, February 21 2010
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.
Monday, January 19 2009
Recently, Pollard seems to have been jolted back to life, and that continues with The Crawling Distance, his most consistent and energetically infectious group of songs in a decade.
Thursday, September 18 2008
Robert Pollard's best album may still be in the future, and may be born of the past.
Wednesday, May 28 2008
Rather than spit out 22 short, uneven songs, Pollard focuses on 10 with his new album, and delivers some of his best post-GBV work.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Mining his old tapes for hidden gems is an interesting idea, but Pollard's idea is only as good as its execution.