Reviews // 16 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 100-81
5 Oct 2014 // 9:14 PM
PopMatters' picks for the best albums of the 2000s begins with a series of albums that spans epic metal, ornate indie folk, and a terrifying work of electronic music.
Keep It in Motion: An Interview with Guided by Voices' Tobin Sprout
28 Apr 2013 // 6:14 PM
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.
Guided By Voices: Cool Planet
13 May 2014 // 9:05 PM
Forget "classic". Guided By Voices is a current, working band, history and great past records be damned. And Cool Planet celebrates that more clearly than any of its immediate predecessors.
Guided By Voices: Motivational Jumpsuit
16 Feb 2014 // 9:05 PM
Motivational Jumpsuit may be the most fitful and impatient and exciting album since the "classic" Guided By Voices line-up returned.
Losing My Religion: Revealing the Hollow Reality of Lo-Fi
23 Jul 2010 // 2:00 AM
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.