Posted in music | tour dates on December 19, 2011

GBV

In case there was any doubt as to whether Guided By Voices were still a band:

After a fifteen year hiatus, the "classic line up" of Guided By Voices finished off its year-long reunion tour by recording an album of 21 new songs, making a deliberate effort to return to what bandleader Robert Pollard calls the "semi-collegial" approach of iconic GBV albums like Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes. Let's Go Eat The Factory is some kind of return to form: sprawling, variegated, and yet still recognizably and coherently Guided By Voices in both its literal and mythic senses. To celebrate the release of Let's Go Eat The Factory, Guided By Voices will be making a rare appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman on January 3, 2012.
'Let's Go Eat The Factory' is available by mail order from Rockathon on January 1, 2012, and will be in stores nationwide on January 17. The record will be available digitally from iTunes at midnight tonight (12/20). Listen to the album now at NPR.

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Comments (289)

This band is so bad. Stupid hippies need to retire...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 10:41 AM

Epic Suck.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 10:43 AM

Yes!

10:41 and 10:43 are too young to rock and too stupid to get it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 10:43 AM

This sounds like the laziest piece of crap album. even for GBV!

Time to hang it up grandpa. The hippies are bored :-)

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 10:47 AM

worse than cancer!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 10:52 AM

This is LuLu bad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 10:59 AM

How is this any different or better than any of Pollard's dismissed solo albums? Seriously. This is garbage. Sounds like they spent 2 days making it. At least Phish can make a good album.

A donut for the snowman? These hippie bands get away with the stupidest lyrics by calling it art. Bee Thousand was ok, but this just sounds like a poor attempt at recapturing their old sound. None of the songs stand on their own. It's insulting to hard working bands like Radiohead.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:07 AM

sounds like Phish, if they made a album on Garageband 4.0

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:10 AM

^^

hate to say it...but this really is half-assed. Been a fan since 1993, and this is without a doubt the worst lp to carry the GbV name.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:11 AM

"hard working bands like radiohead" lulz

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:12 AM

Worse than Lulu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:12 AM

11:07 Radiohead a hard working band?! Thom could fart into a microphone and put a casio keyboard beat to it and retards like you would eat that shit up. Hard working band?! What an asswipe.

Gotta be from Tulsa.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:19 AM

I assume all the people here saying this album isn't good haven't even listened to it. What motivation does one have to come on here and anonymously trash a band for no reason? This album is great!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:25 AM

GBV are hippies? what the fuck are you people talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:49 AM

TAKE YOUR MEDS AND GO TO BED OLD MAN. THIS ALBUM SUCKS.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:53 AM

There are thousands of terrible musicians and dirty hippies that will pretend to like this band. I don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:55 AM

is this hippy thing a bad meme ? it makes no sense... furthest thing from a hippie band..

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:20 PM

11:49 & 12:20 - It's really funny that people think that. I don't get it at all. I'm sure half of these jokers would rather talk about how awesome it is to fall asleep at a national show.

Your loss.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:31 PM

Shit. Now I have to watch Letterman.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:38 PM

gbv caused 911

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:49 PM

Bob's songs keep getting worse while Toby's keep getting better...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:51 PM

I love GBV... but this album really is kind of a letdown. A few really good songs surrounded by a bunch of boring, slogging songs.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:52 PM

It makes me so proud that hipsters hate this band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:28 PM

Anyone associated with Trey Anastasio is a Hippie band. Hippie bands are not "Rock & Roll".

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:52 PM

Right on 1:28!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:52 PM

I like GBV, but nearly EVERY album suffered from being a rushed, self indulgant mess with five or six really good songs surrounded by 15 awful ones. You'd think they'd learn by now being so overly prolific rarely yields great results, but, eh, Pollard never made any effort to hide the fact they did this largely for money.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:14 PM

Maxwell's has been holding off announcing shows for the 29th and 30th and now I wonder if GBV is going to be performing there before the Letterman show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:23 PM

Regarding the rudeness coming from you snot-nosed brats who hide behind your computer screens spewing your nastiness at someone's art; piss off. Let's see what you can do. Go listen to some Coldplay and keep your garbage to yourself. I'll bet you wouldn't say those words to Bob's face.

Good on you Bob! Keep rocking on! I still appreciate your talent.

Posted by Shawn Marie Hardy | December 19, 2011 2:28 PM

^You are spewing nastiness to Coldplay, no?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:33 PM

Well, Coldplay is worse than cancer

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:35 PM

If you said it to Bob's face he would be to drunk to respond! If you get in a fight and swing at him it would hurt as he screams "I am a Tree"!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:35 PM

2:35 first one...just proving a point

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:36 PM

"Stop saying shit about this band while allowing me to say shit about this other band"

Posted by Dave | December 19, 2011 2:36 PM

We can all agree though that The Hold Steady is worse than cancer.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:38 PM

this album is fantastic, these guys are still great songwriters. the sloppiness is a big part of the charm,

Posted by dan | December 19, 2011 2:44 PM

Creed are sloppy too!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:48 PM

But Creed believes in the lord, Jesus Christ.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:51 PM

CCCCCCCRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:27 PM

I am a tree and Hot Freaks are my favorite GBV songs. Yeah, they're faggy hippies, but you have to admit, those are great songs! This new album is total bullshit. It was probably made in 1979 in Pollard's garage. Sounds like crap. Major disappointment.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:28 PM

GBV are total hippies! They've always been noted along side Phish, Widespread Panic, they're not even classic hippie like The Dead. New hippie music is the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:30 PM

Why do people hate hippies on this blog??? GBV is a decent band. Phish is great. You're all snobs with no taste for real music!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:33 PM

Just like Fleet Foxes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:33 PM

Why can't hipsters and hippies get along?

(this band really sucks either way you label them)

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:42 PM

WORST

BAND

EVER.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:47 PM

Worseter than Neon Indian?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:59 PM

I like a lot of the new songs. GBV is one of the greatest bands ever. Be nicer dummies

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:18 PM

do any of you know what a hippie is? Seriously, I'm totally confused about the usage of this word in this context.

Posted by jed | December 19, 2011 4:38 PM

..its a bad joke . the hippie thing.. its never been funny but some moron just keeps saying it over and over to be annoying..
..go die in a hole somewhere

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:41 PM

all of their shit sounds the same

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:01 PM

they playin maxwellz on the 29th+30th? PLZZZZ B TRU!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:13 PM

all of their shit sounds like guided by voices

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:18 PM

Someone needs to tell these fucks that L1p1tor is now available generic and Fl0max doesn't justify having to keep this tired shit up.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:43 PM

Van Halen fans hate hippies - Uncle Bob refused to blow Sammy for tequila at some 90's Australian festival and now we have all this BV backlash. Folks it's been years. Let it go.. new album has some sweet tunes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 7:13 PM

new album is great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 7:46 PM

Pollard was better with Cobra Verde. This line up sucks terribly. That's why they were fired before.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:30 PM

I love Guided By Voices because they mix unintelligent lyrics that make no sense like Phish with Punk rock influences by not being competent at their instruments. That's what makes them unique! All you haters can go die.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:33 PM

yeah they are definitely incompetent musicians. sounds like shite!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:35 PM

you mean all of the 1 and half years he played with the Cobra Verde line up out of 25 years of GBV ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:35 PM

Their whole style is hippie rock. I hate when people try to blame the truth on a meme, or posting that 1 person is saying it because they don't want to admit they like a hippie band. Bob Pollard loves The Beatles, The Doors, The Who, all hippie bands. And I've met Pollard many times, he would admit to being a hippie. You hipsters think you're above a certain style or culture if it's not exclusive to hipsters. Screw off...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:40 PM

Their lyrics are strikingly similar to Phish. I like both bands. Would love to see a GBV/Phish tour in 2012!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:53 PM

why does he sing with a british accent? isn't he from Ohio?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 9:11 PM

I like GBV, except for when they sound like Phish.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 9:14 PM

Bulldog Skin is a good song. other than that, couldn't care less about this band.

Posted by Tim | December 19, 2011 9:20 PM

this is exactly why you should never get a band tatoo.

Posted by anthony | December 19, 2011 9:22 PM

Id like to set fire to the idiots who comment on this site..GBV was great on NYE last year..thank you for existing

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 9:29 PM

GBV are mods, not hippies. You poseur hipster kids need to study your rock and roll. Many years from now, you'll look back on this and realize how foolish you were.

Posted by Beer Thousand | December 19, 2011 10:19 PM

this band is as lame as this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 12:22 AM

How is this band a "Hippie" band? Phish and all the other jam band faggot crap are Hippie bands.

GBV has always been sloppy lo-fi indie rock. Like it or not its not noodle-ly jam bullshit. Phish don't have songs, they have drawn out bullshit jam sessions for retards. It seems like the new batch of young hipsters are actually accepting of this shit.

Hippies are the enemy. Always have been. Fuck em.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 3:48 AM

Man, I was totally prepared for another phoned in Pollard thing, but this is probably the proper follow up to Alien Lanes that we never got. The songs are tight, slightly more mature, and I'm really glad they brought back the playful, experimental sound of the mid-nineties. A killer.

And GBV is not a hippie band in any shape or form. The Grateful Dead would play 12 songs in 4 hours. GBV plays 80 in three. Pollard certainly likes sixties stuff, but is just as influenced by punk, prog,and post-punk as much as anything else.

It seems like 3 or 4 dudes with shitty new bands write this crap because they can't get anyone to listen to their garbage.

Motherfuckers be jealous. Go get another tattoo and pour my coffee asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 9:54 AM

Clearly the meaning of hippie is completely unknown to those of you who call Guided by Voices hippie music. Geesh! I lived in a commune in San Francisco in 1970. My parents were hippies. We listened to plenty of hippie bands and hung out with hippies day in and day out. Bob & the boys are NOT hippies.

Posted by Shawn Marie Hardy | December 20, 2011 10:59 AM

I bought the album last night on itunes. Major disappointment. Not a hater, I love GBV my whole life, but the new album is crap. They could have spent a little time on the songs. The whole album is unfulfilled.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:37 AM

The new record is very political. "A donut for the snowman" is obviously a metaphor for Obama's relation with Russia. "Chocolate Boy" is about Obama's time as a senator in Chicago. Listen to the words and read between the lines. It's simple.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:44 AM

sounds like a lo-fi Phish album without the jamming. fuckin hippies make me sick. GBV is the worst of all hippie bands.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:45 AM

I like the 4 songs on the album that aren't 30 seconds long. The rest is boring nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:51 AM

there are jamssss on the new record

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:56 AM

Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell are pathetically incompetent. Both useless. All of Pollard's solo albums are better.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 12:02 PM

about 2% of the people posting here really know anything about GBV or rock music in general..

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 12:22 PM

who cares this band is retarded

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 12:45 PM

I get the feeling that only one guy who's convinced that GBV is a "hippie" band posted 50 of these comments. This idiot posted a real funny one: "sounds like a lo-fi Phish album without the jamming. fuckin hippies make me sick. GBV is the worst of all hippie bands".

Wow, I never realized unrepentant rockers who write two minute songs, jump around like eternal teenagers on stage, drink copious amounts of beer, and talk shit about every other band in existence are hippies.

I could see making the case that Animal Collective are the Brooklyn version of Widespread Panic, but beyond that you've lost me.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 2:20 PM

Long time GBV fan here. New album is really bad! Seriously!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 2:30 PM

^ Let's pretend to like it. Make Grandpa happy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 2:31 PM

I'm convinced there's one fan on here that's pretending to like this piece of crap that keeps posting about it. There's not much to like. It's barely a decent EP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 2:34 PM

I am a tree is the only good song this shitty band ever made.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 2:40 PM

all of the hate filled comments you see here were clearly made by members of surfer blood.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 2:46 PM

Bee Thousand is overated...there I said it!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 2:55 PM

Back on topic, this lp is a HUGE disappointment (yes, I bought it and listened to it multiple times, and am extremely familiar with all GBV,Bob and side project releases)

It feels kinda useless. I would say that maybe there are 5 songs that are worth releasing...everything else is just wannabe abstract field recordings with no spark to them

D- and that's being kind


Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 4:56 PM

GUIDED BY VOICES SUCK IT.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 7:47 PM

I love Guided by Voices but the new album is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 9:07 PM

I listened to the new album and think it's their best in years. I like the variety and general weirdness. That's what made those Scat and Matador LPs so exciting. The "heavy duty guitar rock" of their later years was fun, but got kind of bland sometimes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 9:45 PM

LET'S GO EAT THE FLOMAX!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 9:53 PM

album is greattttt

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:44 PM

clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:46 PM

haha GBV fans = comedy. fuckin hippies...

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:49 PM

Anyone who thinks GBV are a hippy band is an ignorant boob. Educate yourself, GBV and Phish are about as alike as chalk and cheese. Pollard's music is WAY too complex for children to appreciate.

You're obviously just some know-nothing troll out to ruffle feathers, but there is so much more to rag on GBV about than making up something like them being "hippies". Pollard has been putting out around three records a year for the last 30 years and a ton of them are utter crap. Each and every disc he has ever put out has a bunch of unlistenable filler, but when he gets it right, like "Glad Girls" or "Echoes Myron"he reveals an enormous talent. Even if you have to wade through the junk he is easily one of the greatest, most prolific songwriters in modern history.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 9:27 AM

I've been a fan since 1994 and this new album is so bad. Never heard anything by Pollard this bad. The last Pollard solo album was much better.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:14 AM

Bob Pollard is just a lazy, boring songwriter. The band can jam. No doubt there. Just like Phish, The Dead, hippie bands are great musicians but they can't write a decent song.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:17 AM

Anyone that thinks Guided by Voices are "great musicians" needs a guitar lesson or two. Get a clue hippies!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:21 AM

I think the anti-hippie guy is more annoying than Phish. And I HATE PHISH!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:28 AM

hey anti-hippie guy,

You do realize this band has opened for and toured with Widespread Panic (hippies) and The Strokes (hipsters) Bob Pollard has also toured with Pearl Jam (hippies or hipsters?)

What's a hippie? A hippie is someone who stands for peace, liberal politics, and takes mushrooms and cocaine at dirty music festivals. The only noticeable difference is the color clothes they wear.

Who cares what they are labeled? The new album sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:55 AM

"I am a tree - I show my age when I don't cry
I have the leaves that will fall off when wind blows by
Don't strip off my bark - I have been stripped of it before
Yesterday's gone and tomorrow has so much more in store !"

yeh, this is true punk rock poetry. i'm sure john lydon sings this one in the shower.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:58 AM

^Well screw that...I am a Scientist!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 11:05 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV1fPyh53Ik

ugh sounds like the allman bros

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 11:05 AM

I am trying to imagine just how musically uneducated someone would have to be to think "I am a Tree" sounds like the Allman Brothers(must be a joke?). I've never seen anyone mistake avant garde for hippy before. Calling GBV "hippy music" is probably the most direct way to exclaim you know nothing about music.


And to the guy who thinks the guys in GBV can't play their instruments, your head is firmly up your a@@. I've been playing guitar and bass for close to thirty years and the majority of GBV's stuff is incredibly difficult to play. Some of it because of its incredibly unintuitive structure and some of it from its oddball chords.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 11:25 AM

Do GBV's politics match their music? Do they eat meat? Are they concerned with Tibet?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 11:54 AM

11:05 spot on. Sounds like Allmans mixed with a little Widespread.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 11:57 AM

Not all art is easy or accessible, GBV has plenty of accessible songs but with over 2000 of them some aren't going to be so catchy, and that's okay. Thats what Pollard was going for. These records aren't made to be hits, they're artistic expressions, if you like'em, great, if you don't, f'off.

To the guy who says he has met Bob Pollard plenty of times and he calls himself a hippy? You're a straight up liar. If you called Bob a hippy, he'd punch you in the mouth. I grew up on Needmore Street, around the corner from Bob and his brother Jim. The two of them were a couple of absolute lunatics who would consider being called a hippy the same as being called a p@##y. Bob's the kind of anti-hippy who used to whip full beer cans into the crowd at shows! Not just at shows, he would do it at parties too. Great musical talent and fun guy, but he is completely compulsive and somewhat mentally ill.

Little known fact, he and his brother are two of the greatest athletes to come out of Dayton,Ohio

Posted by Johnny | December 21, 2011 12:09 PM

"These records aren't made to be hits, they're artistic expressions,"


if it walks like a hippies, and talks like a hippie....

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:12 PM

I happen to know Bob well, and Bob Pollard is a stone cold hippie!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:14 PM

You can't call Pollard prolific when %90 of his songs are 30 second psychedelic snippets for pot heads!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:15 PM

I hear hints of the Dead and Phish in some of their songs, don't you? Government Mule, Black Crowes too if you listen close enough.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:15 PM

HAHAHAHAHA

I'm the anti-hippie guy, and I pissed off the GbV fans on here! LOL

stupid fuckin hippies! you're too easy!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:17 PM

So, if I go on a Disco Biscuits website and call them a Hair Metal band, and someone corrects me, I've pulled off some masterful trick and they're all butthurt, huh?

Get a life, weirdo.

Posted by Johnny | December 21, 2011 12:29 PM

the real question in all of this is why anyone in the world would live in Dayton, OH

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:29 PM

"LET'S GO EAT THE FLOMAX!"

Best. Post. Ever. lulz!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:30 PM

a roommate of mine in college was in GBV for a minute. He was a bit of a hippie and smelled like banana wine.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:34 PM

The banana wine smell must have made blowing him a little more enjoyable.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:37 PM

Bunch of hippies here...lulz!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:37 PM

We need 500 posts to get Trey's attention! If Trey sees this, I'm sure we'll get a Phish/GBV 2012 tour! We need to make this happen!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:42 PM

If the new album came out in between Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes, it wouldn't even be talked about. It's terrible. Bob Pollard can fart into a microphone and stupid hippies would buy it up.

Love the band, but new album is CRAP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:08 PM

Yo, fyck Phish! I want to see Pollard and Pearl Jam tour again. That tour was out of control awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:11 PM

^^ True. I don't see the Phish comparison. But Pearl Jam does share the same DIY aesthetic and Mod influence. Both bands fit right under the Punk Rock category as much as the Hippie guise. I'd love to see that tour happen again.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:20 PM

I want to play Shoot The Freak with these old geezers.

Now, c'mon, how much fun would that be?!??!! You know that you'd want to shoot one of these fucks in the head with a pink paintball. You know you would.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:26 PM

it's funny how some GBV threads get absolutely no attention while others get the one poster who incessantly calls them hippies. i assume this phenomenon occurs only when said poster fakes being sick to his mommy so that he can stay home from school.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:28 PM

^^ I'm convinced this anti-hippie jerk works for the band. Perhaps they're trying to change their image now, but listening to the new album, they're as shitty as they used to be.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:30 PM

ONLY 400 MORE POSTS TILL TREY SEES THIS!

GBV/[PHISH TOUR 2012!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:32 PM

I want to drinks bananna wine w/ frohawk

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:42 PM

Best gbv/Bob Pollard albums are Vampire on Titus, Bee thousand, Propeller, King shit and the golden boys, Tonics and twisted chasers, Alien lanes, Under the bushes under the stars, Not in my airforce, Kid marine, and Waved out. That's ten great albums. It does not matter that crap like Lets go eat the factory is released.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 1:47 PM

^Ha ha yes it does...former great bands release crap albums then fade into irrelevancy...Ie U2, GNR

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 2:00 PM

What the hell would anyone care if GBV faded INTO obscurity? They barely ever faded out of obscurity! They are extremely relevant to their fans, but never had any mainstream success. This doesn't diminish their artistic importance, but busting balls by saying they're BECOMING irrelevant is just stupid.

Very few of their records knock it out of the park on the first listen. I hated GBV when I first heard them, it took me several years to develop an appreciation of them. When I finally saw them live, I was hooked.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 2:19 PM

^I went the opposite way..I liked them..saw them live and realized they were like a frat band and stopped caring...sure they were fun but not worth any more of my money.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 2:32 PM

Their live shows could be very surprising. The meathead fans were real strange, I never would have expected lunk-headed, thick- necked college football players to like them so much, but most shows had a ton of them. The level of intoxication by the band is pretty astounding too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 2:41 PM

"A child did rumble went kicking loud trash but the unbaited vicar of scorched earth knows that."

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 2:45 PM

Whomever keeps talking about "I am a Tree" and posting the lyrics, that's not an original GBV song, that's a cover. Doug Gillard wrote it and released it, and then GBV covered it after he joined the band.

Posted by Dave | December 21, 2011 2:51 PM

Gbv songs mostly sucked during the Gillard era but the live show was better. Its funny how Sprout and Mitchell can still barely play guitar. Kevin Fennell sounds like a non drummer trying to play drums. However, the songs from the "classic" era are great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 3:03 PM

Hey grandpa could you then down freedom rock please?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 3:13 PM

the above 10 comments were written by the same guy. Get a job loser.

Posted by IP Squad | December 21, 2011 3:35 PM

What does "then down freedom rock" mean,dummy?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 3:35 PM

GbV sound like Lynyrd Skynrd. They're a hippie band, aren't they? Same bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 3:36 PM

Gbv!!! Gbv!!! Gbv!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 3:42 PM

Jobs are for losers.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 3:50 PM

gbv definetly listened to freedom rock. They're into that hippie shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 3:54 PM

I agree that most of these comments are from the same asshole.

I listened to the new record on NPR. It's got some great stuff, and is a creeper like most of their best albums.

Don't stop now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:05 PM

love tha new record

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:08 PM

There's 4 decent songs. If the new album came out back in the 90's, no one would care. It's sad. If they spent more time on it, and didn't intentionally produce it like shit, those 4 songs would be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:20 PM

Clown shit. All of it. Have the decency to retire Grandpa.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:24 PM

^so true. These guys need to go play bingo or something.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:28 PM

Every comment on BV is the same person commenting over and over and over. All of them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:38 PM

What's up with the cheesy new year's eve song by sprout?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:40 PM

Teenage FBI is one of the most perfect rock songs ever made! Just perfect. If Rob hadn't written a single other song, he would still belong in the R'R hall of fame.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:43 PM

I hear Sprout is a right wing conservative. What's up with that?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:45 PM

I can think of at least 200 Pollard songs better than teenage FBI.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:48 PM

Kevin Fenell is a non drummer's drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:52 PM

!! Name em, 448!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 4:55 PM

Smothered in hugs, big boring wedding, my impression now, wished I was a giant, as we go up we go down, fair touching, tractor rape train, wrinkled ghost, seventh level shutdown, over the neptune/mesh gear. Do I have to get to 200? I'd be here all day.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:03 PM

Just kidding, I do love all those songs but every band I've ever been in we always covered T FBI. It's one of the only songs they made that really should have been a mainstream hit...pure pop magic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:09 PM

Pollard's best songs have a mixture of triumph and melancholy that teenage fbi lacks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:18 PM

Ugggh, alright

Personally I don't think it's lacking anything, triumph, melancholy, whatever.
Teenage FBI
Echoes Myron
Glad Girls
As We Go up
Girls of Strawberry
Gold Star
Valuable Hunting knife
Songs For Sound Checks
These ones are some of my favorites. They are probably some of the least challenging, most accessible songs Bob's written. The worst stuff they do I just find self indulgent and lazy
A lot of what you have written down as superior GBV songs I just find a little too trite. Tractor Rape especially reminds me of a dad blooze band, with only superior singing making it remarkable. That's one thing, no one ever mentions Bob's singing (only his drinking) I think he's the most underrated singer in rock.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:42 PM

I disagree with some of your favorite songs but you are right on about Bob's vocals. One could argue that gbv is all about the vocals.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:48 PM

I think the new album really sucks.

My favorite GBV albums are -

Bee Thousand
Under the Bushes, Under the Stars
Do the Collapse
Mag Earwhig

Those are amazing records!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:56 PM

Yeah, I always thought Teenage FBI was the best GbV song.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 5:57 PM

I really don't think their records can be judged like most other bands. They go to such lengths to be experimental I try to give the records more time than I give others. I'll buy every one (every GBV, if you start buying every Pollard, Boston Spaceships, Cum Engines and all the other projects, we're talking thousands of dollars!) and give it several listens before trying to decide how good it is.

I can also say pretty much none of my friends, my wife, no one I know likes GBV very much. You really can't put on a GBV album at a party without encountering a serious clunker about a song in. Try it, you'll get a lot of weird looks very quickly.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:09 PM

Disc 1 of their Live in Austin album is probably my favorite live record of all time. Bob gets loaded pretty quickly on disc 2 and he thoroughly ruins the performance. It's too bad, the strength of his performance elevates some pretty mediocre songs on the first disc and conversely, his sh!t faced slurring drags down the superior songs on disc two. It's incredible he wouldn't stay sober for that ONE show!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:21 PM

Gbv! Gbv! Gbv!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:35 PM

I mentioned the song "songs for soundtracks" earlier what I meant was the fantastic song," I write music for soundtracks now" which appears to have someone snoring through the entire song

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:44 PM

Big boring wedding is the best song of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 6:51 PM

I am the hogman. I came before the pigman.

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Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 8:25 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 9:56 PM

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EVER.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 11:44 PM

Best GBV albums:

Alien Lanes
Propeller
Vampire on Titus
Bee Thousand

I love, love the new album. A return to the messy, cryptic, art-damaged, almost stream-of-consciousness style of the aforementioned albums, but it still seems like a mature, modern statement and it isn't trying to only recapture a lost moment in time.

Remember: those classic records were odd and challenging and they revealed more and more on repeat listens.

I loved the later GBV stuff, but I never found it as exciting as the weird years, which they're thankfully focusing on now. It seems like a lot of fans (around here at least) preferred the straight ahead guitar rock that started on Under the Bushes, Under the Stars, and were hoping for something along those lines, which is unfortunate, because I never found that era as exciting (but it was still pretty great).

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Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:05 AM

Sucks

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:53 AM

Fuck british accents.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:02 AM

Hippies and Hipsters share one common trait...
Their undying love of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:21 AM

Anyone that has seen em live knows how good they are. The new years eve show last year at Irving Plaza was insanely good. A bunch of the new songs would blend into that set list perfectly.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 9:10 AM

^I did and was not impressed

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 9:38 AM

^Then clearly sit you are a moron

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 10:38 AM

^wow...so if I give them a chance and don't like the show I am a moron...great so if you see this band YOU MUST LOVE THEM! Why are you so brainwashed? Everybody listen up YOU ARE A MORON IF YOU DON"T LIKE GBV...10:38 said so.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 10:58 AM

I walked out of a GBV gig faster than I did a Black Keys gig.

Posted by Bob Pollards Sister | December 22, 2011 11:01 AM

I have been on BV for years and seen tons of moronic comments...but I think 10:38 takes the cake for top moron!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:04 AM

GBV knows how to rock. People who don't tend not to be fans.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:12 AM

god the new album really sucks.

Posted by 185 | December 22, 2011 11:23 AM

Nobody actually likes this band. Just crappy hipsters in crappy bands pretend to.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:24 AM

stupid hippies never shut up about this band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:26 AM

Kenny G> GBV

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:27 AM

GbV made 1 good album. Isolation Drills. That's a tremendous album.

Posted by 189 | December 22, 2011 11:38 AM

1 album out of thousands of songs...if you can only release one good album after all those tries you should hang it up.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:40 AM

I'm

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:43 AM

members of this band or people working for them are definitely posting most of these comments to keep the thread going. The new album is not good.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:46 AM

11:40,

Hippies never give up! Go die.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:50 AM

11:46: I think the trolls and haters (of which I firmly believe are only one or two posting here) are keeping this thread going.

Don't listen to the Brooklyn Vegan teenage posters: the new album is great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:52 AM

GBV=Prince....

Both have an inane amount of released songs and very few good ones..

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:52 AM

Every time I listen to the new GbV, it gets worse. I've been a fan since the 90's, but this is garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:57 AM

GBV sound like a really bad Todd P band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:59 AM

Grandpa should never leave Ohio.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:03 PM

Bob is the greatest songwriter of all time. Absolutely relentless.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:05 PM

I hate Phish. I hate Guided by Voices. I hate hippies.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:08 PM

why would anyone listen to this hippie crap when they can listen to NEON INDIAN

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:10 PM

I hate phish. I'm indifferent to hippies. I love gbv.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:11 PM

11:59 Nailed it!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:11 PM

Who is Todd p?

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:16 PM

Put your teeth back in your mouth Grandpa and stop making bad records!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:17 PM

12:05 what does Dylan have to do with GBV!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:27 PM

GBV likes hippes and they Smother Them in Hugs! Peace, yo!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:32 PM

Every time I listen to the new GbV, it gets better. I've been a fan since the 90's, and this is amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:38 PM

Pollard could write more great melodies in one week than Dylan could in his entire career. Dylan is just a great lyricist not a great songwriter.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:40 PM

I'd rather listen to the Dum Dum Girls than this bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:44 PM

The cool thing about GBV is they're a hippie band with punk rock roots. They are one of the only hippie bands like that. I'm all for it!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:45 PM

WHY DOES 1 PERSON KEEP INSISTING GBV ARE NOT HIPPIES? GET OVER IT!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:48 PM

Bob Pollard can fart into a microphone, and stupid hippies would pay to listen to it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:57 PM

Wow 12:40. I have heard it all..Please start over. You need a music education. Start with Dylan..after you are done you will realize what an idiot you were.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:57 PM

Traveling Wilburies?

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:03 PM

Listening to the new GBV album reiterates my general feeling that most new Brooklyn "underground" bands are interchangeable and forgettable. There's actual personality here.

Thurston Moore recently posited that rock 'n' roll is young and that old people are capable of making really radical music. The baby boomers have mainly proven otherwise, but stuff by lifers like Sonic Youth and GBV may prove Thurston right.

Oldsters have Billy Childish, youngsters have Zooey Deschanel...

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:03 PM

I agree with 12:57..to be a good songwritter as you suggest pollard is he needs to be able to filter the crap. Dylan has a couple of duds but even his terrible songs the lyrics are pretty good. Pollards lyrics and song titles are inane most of the time and there is nothing wrong with that but to call him a good songwritter is disingenuous.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:04 PM

1:03 I would put the Willburies against Boston Spaceships...That wasn't driven by Dylan that was a Jeff Lynne project

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:08 PM

Not a good songwrite. A great songwriter. Wake up!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:12 PM

The problem with Dylan is that he sounds bad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:16 PM

^That I can not argue with and I am a Dylan fan...at least live his voice is bad but on record it is good.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:17 PM

Phish would mop the floor with this band. GBV aren't good enough to call themselves hippies!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:18 PM

The best part about GBV is live when they just take the songs and keep the structures real loose so they can jam.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:21 PM

^yeah I saw them once and they played a 30 minute version of Hardcore UFO's..

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:23 PM

This band is as lame as this thread. Both need to be killed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:24 PM

Comparing Dylan to Pollard is pretty silly.

Dylan's a household name; an extremely mainstream figure that was once associated with the counterculture.

Pollard's a fringe figure, with a fairly sizable cult following, but is ultimately an arty garage rock weirdo.

Although both have written some amazing stuff, both have take some head scratching musical detours, and both seem to have an almost religiously devoted fan following.

But ultimately, Pollard's preaching to thousands while Dylan reaches millions.

I don't see this new GBV album changing that (although I personally love it), and it honestly seems that Pollard's embracing his obscurity as opposed to courting (and failing to attract) those mainstream listeners like he did in the late nineties with those TVT albums.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:25 PM

I want to be cynical about these reformed nineties acts, but in a time where "Pumped Up Kicks" seems to represent indie rock, GBV is a breath of fresh air.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:28 PM

Long live this thread!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:29 PM

I love how the repeating commenter has now turned the thread into a Pollard vs. Dylan thing, just to get to 500 posts. Way to waste your life loser!

GBV = Crap.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:30 PM

space jam!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:31 PM

Bob Pollard has proven to be more influential than Bob Dylan, John Lennon or Neil Young. He is the greatest songwriter ever! Neil Young cries tears of embarrassment when he hears the new GBV album. When Pollard makes a record, all hippies rockstars cry. lulz!

Posted by REPEATING COMMMENTER | December 22, 2011 1:32 PM

Neil Young never wrote a donut for the snowman. He couldn't write lyrics that good if he tried...

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:35 PM

Pollard>Dylan......Jakob Dylan that is!

BWAHAHAHAHAH!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:35 PM

How sad would your life have to be to get a kick out of miscategorizing music? Then thinking it's some kind of victory when you are corrected?

Hooray, I know so little about music I think GBV is hippy music! And I got several grown-ups to correct me

What a weird little loser.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:35 PM

freedom rock? turn it up!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:38 PM

Life is waste. Winning and losing are the same.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:39 PM

1:35 needs a life. You're more annoying than the anti-hippie guy!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:41 PM

GBV fans are self-righteous hippies

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:42 PM

Neil Young is the shittiest Hippie of them all! He has nothing to do with Bob Pollard. Pollard is Punk! And Pollard's written 1000 better songs. This blog is for clowns that need to learn the history of rock and roll.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:43 PM

you hippies are delusional. nathan from wavves has written ten times more good songs than bob pollard.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:46 PM

Britney Spears is the greatest songwriter of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:47 PM

just finished the new record, I wouldn't call it a home run right out of the box, but I'm sure by Christmas I'll be loving it......and it's got absolutely nothing to do with "hippy music". The bizarre part is the dope who keeps saying that obviously knows there is no connection between GBV and hippies because he can operate a computer. Anybody who was damaged enough to think there was some hippy aspect to this music wouldn't be banging away on a keyboard in his mom's basement, he'd be wearing a hockey helmet while licking the windows on his little yellow bus and sh!tt!ng in a diaper.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:48 PM

1:46 so true. GBV = poor man's Wavves

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:51 PM

1:47..You're Crazy You just can't see...That thinking is really Toxic!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:51 PM

1:51 yeah more like kiddie pool than a poor man wave's

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:52 PM

Picard was a better captain than Kirk.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:56 PM

Who are the Wavves?

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:02 PM

Neon Indian wipes the floor with this band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:05 PM

^ rich man's GBV

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:05 PM

"Neil Young never wrote a donut for the snowman. He couldn't write lyrics that good if he tried..."

lol

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:06 PM

Then I don't wanna be rich.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:13 PM

Ha ha at 250...half way to LCD!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:14 PM

Who is Neon Indian?

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:18 PM

Radiohead was a good band

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:25 PM

GBV can't hold a candel to Twin Sister or Lana Del Ray

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:31 PM

Warrant was a good band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:36 PM

^ I can't Warrant any further conversation on that point.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:47 PM

I like Rick Springfield.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:19 PM

......and this is why the internet sucks, one relentless retard.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:29 PM

Hey Hippy Chick, could you just shut the fuck up? The grown-ups are talking.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:31 PM

this band really sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:39 PM

a hippie wouldn't know a good song if bob pollard farted into a microphone.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:52 PM

This thread needs to get to 1000. Come on hippies!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:54 PM

"If the guy next to you has ever bought Counting Crows album punch him in the face"
-Robert Pollard

If only he said Phish album

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 4:20 PM

This album kicks ass but it's no Let It Beard...

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 5:20 PM

"Junta was a good album, but Lawn Boy is the one that I listen to everyday"
-Robert Pollard

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 6:17 PM

This band is so embarrassing. There's nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 6:30 PM

"The Dum Dum Girls are the greatest songwriters in the world"
-Robert Pollard

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 6:33 PM

""Hey Man, is that freedom rock? Yeah man! Well, turn it up, man!"
-Robert Pollard

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 6:46 PM

The gigantic fagdom that is New York.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 7:02 PM

"I shit myself on stage"
-Robert Pollard

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 7:11 PM

"I make crappy music for lousy musicians that think I'm British"
-Robert Pollard

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 7:15 PM

I'm a dylan fan! Hope to get his album real soon!

Posted by Delivery service singapore | December 22, 2011 11:21 PM

Gbv!! Gbv!! Gbv!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 1:35 AM

This is the worst hip-hop album I've ever heard. Fucking breakdance music for hippies. I'd rather listen to Boston Spaceships, at least they had Snoop Dogg produce their first EP, and he's cool for a goddamn hippie. Smokes lots of doobie. Also, my ass itches--who wants to scratch it...with their tongue?

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2011 10:35 PM

I am not too young, I am not a hipster, I am not a jackass, I just do not like gbv at all. I am not invested enough to hate them, too much passion in hate, but I have never once liked this band. The only way I will compare gbv to phish is in the way I feel about their fans.

Posted by Anonymous | January 1, 2012 4:53 PM

GbV = stupid hippies music.

Posted by Anonymous | January 1, 2012 6:00 PM

Phish killed on new years!

Posted by Anonymous | January 1, 2012 7:09 PM

Phish ruled! But they didn't play much from Rift. Slave to the traffic light was awesome, and Stealing Time from the faulty plan was killer

Posted by Anonymous | January 1, 2012 7:12 PM

Guided by Voices > Phish > Clown Shit

Posted by Anonymous | January 1, 2012 7:37 PM

I believe Phish played Scent of a Mule and Golden Age as well.

Posted by Anonymous | January 1, 2012 7:45 PM

GBV is great.
This new record isn't.
Hippies are OK.

Fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 1, 2012 9:39 PM

Unfortunately, I can barely hear the music above the screeching din of grinding axes. Hippy, not hippy, as good as this, not as good as that...WTF? Have any of the haters out there actually listened to the record? If you have and don't like it, I challenge each and every one of you tossers to express why in clear, logical terms, because that is not at all in evidence here. Instead, it sounds like some kind of FOX news whine fest. F all of you.

Posted by Liker of Songs | January 3, 2012 10:12 AM

I've listened to the record, and I hate it. It sounds limp. Sorry, I'm all out of "clear logical terms" to explain my personal preferences-- it's just how I feel at this point.

Posted by Dave | January 3, 2012 10:49 AM

Thanks, Dave! That works for me, as long as your reason for hating it has nothing to do with an imagined "hippyhood" or that they're "old" or something stupid like that. If the record stinks, it stinks. I haven't even heard it yet, which I'll bet is the case for most of the critics here. That's just so lame.

Posted by Liker of Songs | January 3, 2012 12:12 PM

I only read BV for the comments.

Posted by Burris | January 3, 2012 3:42 PM

PS - GBV rules.

Posted by Burris | January 3, 2012 3:43 PM

how can you compare it to cancer

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 1:45 PM

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