January 13, 2012
Guided By Voices - 'Let's Go Eat The Factory'
Their finest work since ‘Isolation Drills’More on Guided By Voices
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’.
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