Guided By Voices - 'Let's Go Eat The Factory'
Their finest work since ‘Isolation Drills’
8 / 10
This is unmistakably a Guided By Voices
record. Twenty-one hard-bitten, melody-powered scuzz missiles fired at whim with nary a thought given to what it is exactly they’re volleying into the ether. It was recorded by the reconvened class of ’93-’96, and the men behind ‘Bee Thousand’ have done it again: made a glorious, frayed-at-the-edges patchwork of bristling garage pop (‘God Loves Us’
, ‘The Unsinkable Fats Domino’
), stadium rock racketeering (‘Imperial Racehorsing’
), saloon-bar tenderness (‘Doughnut For A Snowman’
), and nightmarishly ramshackle dirges constructed from shoddy time-keeping and distortion alone. It’s also Guided By Voices’ finest work since 2001’s ‘Isolation Drills’.