prior, Guided By Voices were important for the indie rock movement in the early to mid 90's, and they're definitely one of my favorites from that era. Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes are absolute classics. That's why it'll be tough to judge the most recent Factory, and also why it'll fall under heavy criticism. With a band like GBV, the expectations are lofty. Not only are they supposed to be good, but it'll be compared with those timeless LPs they've created earlier in their career. Luckily, the album is pretty catchy. They stick with their usual setup, quick snippets of garage rock, lo-fi pop that barely eclipse the 2-minute mark. The relieving news is that Factory proves lead man Robert Pollard still has some juice left in him. Check a few highlights from it below.
Doughnut for a Snowman