Have You Heard The New…Guided By Voices Album?
The new Guided By Voices album, the very Pollardian-ly titled Let’s Go Eat The Factory, is, like every album Pollard has seemingly ever put out, another solid collection of songs. Some are better. Some are worse. Take it as it comes. Despite the fact this marks the long awaited return of the classic 90′s lo-fi rockers – and the first with the “classic” lineup in quite some time – in Pollard’s discography it is not significant. It does not mark a return to form – Pollard’s been back in fine form for a couple years now – nor does it mark a new chapter in it as albums like Bee Thousand and Isolation Drills did. It really only differs from recent Pollard solo and Boston Spaceships releases in the name it is being released under, the lineup it was recorded with, and a minor emphasis on more collage-esque album assembly – maybe not even, considering that was sort of the deal with last year’s Space City Kicks.
But anyway. It’s got some great songs like “Doughtnut For A Snowman” and “Waves”. It’s nice to hear Tobin Sprout in the fold again. So whatevs. Fellow Pollard fans: you know the deal.
p.s. Can someone explain the album cover to me? I like…don’t get it…