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Thursday, June 27 2013

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.


Reviews

Sunday, December 8 2013

Robert Pollard: Blazing Gentlemen

You'd think we'd run out of fresh things to find in Pollard's music by now, but Blazing Gentlemen assures us that not only is that hunt still on, but it's also still satisfying.


Wednesday, July 17 2013

Robert Pollard: Honey Locust Honky Tonk

As always, Pollard often accomplishes the most in the shortest periods of time, in under a minute. Given twice that amount of time, he can spin out an entire story, a deep mood, or a tune that’s half the length of most people’s hits but nonetheless feels like more of a complete statement.


Sunday, October 28 2012

Robert Pollard: Jack Sells the Cow

Pollard's second solo outing since Guided by Voices reformed is tight and loud, but uncharacteristically light on hooks.


Tuesday, March 27 2012

Robert Pollard: Mouseman Cloud

Mouseman Cloud manages to sound up-to-date while still being warm, sincere and nonchalant, and Pollard of all people should recognize that those things simply transcend recording aesthetic.


Wednesday, January 11 2012

Guided By Voices: Let's Go Eat the Factory

Everything about this album -- from the murky sound to the youthful energy -- feels "classic", but in the end the material itself is merely solid.


Blogs

Friday, July 23 2010

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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