Articles tagged robert pollard

Ricked Wicky: I Sell the Circus

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.

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27 Jun 2013 // 11:14 PM

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for July 2013

Among July's most compelling releases are the return of the Scud Mountain Boys and reissues of Mountain Goats and White Fence albums.

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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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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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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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Robert Pollard: The Crawling Distance

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.

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Boston Spaceships: Brown Submarine

Robert Pollard's best album may still be in the future, and may be born of the past.

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Robert Pollard: Robert Pollard Is Off to Business

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.

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Robert Pollard: Superman was a Rocker

Mining his old tapes for hidden gems is an interesting idea, but Pollard's idea is only as good as its execution.

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Robert Pollard: Coast to Coast Carpet of Love

Pollard inevitably releases two albums on the same day, one of which is worth your time.

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15 Jul 2007 // 11:00 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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Robert Pollard: Silverfish Trivia

Uncle Bob is back, err, still around with Silverfish Trivia, his new, mostly disposable mini-LP.

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Robert Pollard: Normal Happiness

Far from giving up the grape, Dayton, Ohio's greatest rockstar opts for consistency on sixth effort of the year.

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	Robert Pollard: From a Compound Eye

Pollard, the debauched saint of indie rock, releases his first solo album post-GBV. Yes, you still have a legitimate reason to sit at home and drink alone. Thank you, Uncle Bob.

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EAT II: A Collection of Words and Pictures by Robert Pollard

It's hard to find any meaningful distinction between Pollard's poems and his songs, other than the latter generally work, and the former generally don't.

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23 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

Robert Pollard: Fiction Man

It’s rare to find someone in the rock world who is essentially a human jukebox of songs. What else can one say about the front man of Guided by Voices?

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Robert Pollard: Motel of Fools

The more time you spend with Motel of Fools, the more all of these feelings of incompleteness begin to make sense.

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//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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