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Guided By Voices

Space Gun

Guided By Voices Inc.

Mar 27, 2018 Guided By Voices Bookmark and Share

It must be tough to keep everything fresh when it’s your 26th album. Guided By Voices sidestep this onerous task by making the same one over again, bringing out different facets and refining it, until it’s time to have a rethink. When that rethink will occur, is anyone’s guess. Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it? Well, in the case of Guided By Voices, it’s pretty good, actually.

Guided By Voices are the living embodiment of alt rock. Throughout Space Gun, the guitars clang and jangle, the rhythm section goes “boom” and the lyrics are the usual charming gibberish. “Space Gun” and “See My Field” are both great examples of what they do besttight, concise, melodic pop rock that manages to be simultaneously mainstream and alternative.

The bad news is that Guided By Voices fans may have to wait until 2019 for record #27. Space Gun should keep them more than happy until then. (

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