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Guided By Voices / Do the Collapse
Album:Do the Collapse Collection:General
Artist:Guided By Voices Added:Jul 1999
Label:Tvt Records 

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 10, 2018:The Library
Teenage Fbi
4.Sep 28, 2016:The Library
Much Better Mr. Buckles
2.May 31, 2017:The Library
Hold on Hope
5.Aug 03, 2016:The Library
Much Better Mr. Buckles
3.Oct 05, 2016:The Library
Hold on Hope
6.Jun 21, 2016:The Library
Hold on Hope

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-03-03 
GbV's supposed big break, with a bigger label and Ric Ocasek as producer. The results weren't well received by some GbV fans. Where GbV had been lo-fi heroes, Do the Collapse added layers of gloss (Cars-like keyboards on "Teenage FBI" seem just indulgent, e.g.). It's still a nice piece of work, though.

1,3, and 7 are energetic pop gems; 3 became a staple of live shows until the end and is the best track on here.

9,13 - A bit slower, more even-handed, both great.

2- A bit of avant-garde strangeness. Lots of fans hate this track, but it's a slow-burning rocker that's worth a try.

Inexplicably, track 4 (a mediocre ballad) was picked as the "hit single" by TVT.

Track Listing
1.Teenage Fbi 9.Mushroom Art
2.Zoo Pie 10.Much Better Mr. Buckles
3.Things I Will Keep 11.Wormhole
4.Hold on Hope 12.Strumpet Eye
5.In Stitches 13.Liquid Indian
6.Dragons Awake! 14.Wrecking Now
7.Surgical Focus 15.Picture Me Big Time
8.Optical Hopscotch 16.An Unmarketed Product