Episode 23: Guided by Voices Pt. 3 (Post-Reunion Era)

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We’ve had a good time with Bob Pollard over these last three weeks, but alas, every Julyded by Voices month must one day come to an end. Fret not though, for we’re celebrating the holiday’s end with Guided by Voices new beginning, exploring the 8 (!) albums they’ve released since reforming back in 2012. Yep, Bob brought the classic boys back together again, and we’re here to guide you through their awkward first steps, their power pop triumphs, and eventual re-dissolution. And the story doesn’t even end there, as we continue through a mysterious “solo” album and a massive double album monument from a reformed hi-fi lineup. How do these myriad forms of Guided by Voices stand up to their past selves? Well, it’s messy, but it’s also marvelous, much like this episode, which left quite a few PBR tall boys in its wake. Also: winking poets, parental beer snobs, silver badgers, and the debut of Desert Island Dinner tips!

Music:

Class Clown Spots a UFO (Suitcase 3 Version)
The Big Hat and Toy Show
The Unsinkable Fats Domino
Chocolate Boy
Doughnut for a Snowman
Forever Until it Breaks
Fighter Pilot
Keep It In Motion
King Arthur the Red
White Flag
Everywhere is Miles from Everywhere
Xeno Pariah
Noble Insect
Flunky Minnows
Planet Score
Record Level Love
Shine (Tomahawk Breath)
Authoritarian Zoo
Males of Wormwood Mars
Fast Crawl
Kid on a Ladder
Come on Mr. Christian
Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean
Overloaded
Deflect/Project
The Littlest League Possible
Biographer Seahorse
Class Clown Spots a UFO

One thought on “Episode 23: Guided by Voices Pt. 3 (Post-Reunion Era)

  1. David

    Just finished listening to all 3 Guided by Voices parts and what an epic journey that was. Great listen. Max’s opinions on all the classic reunion albums aligned eerily well to my own. If you’re really interested in moods like English Little League, then I’d definitely recommend Pollard’s solo album, Waved Out. Andrew is more into consistency, so the solo album Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department would be more to his liking. After that I’d also recommend From a Compound Eye and Not in My Airforce.

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