Monday, October 29 2012
Pollard's second solo outing since Guided by Voices reformed is tight and loud, but uncharacteristically light on hooks.
Wednesday, March 28 2012
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.
Thursday, January 12 2012
Everything about this album -- from the murky sound to the youthful energy -- feels "classic", but in the end the material itself is merely solid.
Thursday, June 2 2011
Guided by Voices' end was a retirement of sorts for Robert Pollard, and like my parents, he seems even busier in retirement than he was in his “career”.
Wednesday, January 19 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.
Friday, July 23 2010
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.