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Guided By Voices / English Little League
Album:English Little League Collection:General
Artist:Guided By Voices Added:May 2013
Label:Guided By Voices 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-05-05 Pull Date:2013-07-08 
Week Ending:Jul 7Jun 23Jun 16Jun 2May 26May 19May 12

 Recent Airplay
1.May 13, 2021:Alphabet Soup
Xeno Pariah
4.Jul 10, 2013:Meow After Midnight
Know Me As Heavy
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Reflections In A Metal Whistle
5.Jul 05, 2013:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told To Hervey Okkles
Xeno Pariah
3.Jul 11, 2013:The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Xeno Pariah
6.Jul 05, 2013:Tunes
Crybaby 4 Star Hotel

Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2013-05-06 
Straightforward rock n roll / power-pop from the reformed "classic" lineup of the world's greatest indie rock band. This one's a charmer. Seems more akin to Pollard's solo stuff than any of the three GBV albums from last year, falling into the power-pop-lifer genre occupied by Minus 5, Posies, Steve Wynn et al. Lots of slower songs and playing up of the classic rock influence. Not my favorite, but a good number of solid, reasonably interesting songs. FCC clean. -Andy

**1 - (2:04) jangly, spacey intro into determined power pop
*2 - (2:50) building, happy, talky rock
3 - (2:16) quiet start, wispy but driving Steve Wynn-esque pop
*4 - (3:31) last-call bar-rock
5 - (3:19) theatrical midtempo rock
*6 - (3:19) steady groove, vaguely snotty vox Robyn Hitchcock style, scratchy rhythm guitar takes center stage, flows into 7
*7 - (3:24) monotonous riff, interesting production, head-scratching refrains
*8 - (2:26) slow acoustic moping with some serious lo-fi crunch
9 - (1:53) really fun, swinging rock
**10 - (3:36) slow horizon-gazer with big power chord pulls
11 - (2:12) nice but unexceptional pop rock
12 - (2:45) calm, momentum-shifting
13 - (2:16) slow, saccharine Tobin Sprout number with piano and strings, lots of Jesus in the lyrics
*14 - (1:47) sparse, dreary, lo-fi piano and voice; anthemic guitar moans come in for last half minute
15 - (3:55) concert rocker; stutters and jolts in and out of rollicking chorus
16 - (2:01) more piano rambling, this time with guitar, tons of vocal delay
17 - (2:20) glimmer of punk; uptempo aggressive rocker

Track Listing
1.Xeno Pariah 9.Crybaby 4 Star Hotel
2.Know Me As Heavy 10.Biographer Seahorse
3.Islands (She Talks In Rainbows) 11.Flunky Minnows
4.Trashcan Full Of Nails 12.Birds
5.Send To Celeste 13.The Sudden Death Of Epstien's Way
6.The Quiet Game 14.Reflections In A Metal Whistle
7.Noble Insect 15.Taciturn Cave
8.Sir Garlic Breath 16.A Burning Glass
 17.W/ Glass In Foot