Guided by Voices
Class Clown Spots A UFO



Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: ~a true gem~

kids, in 1994 ted mosbys everywhere with their unfiltered weed cigarettes fell in love with guided by voices on their (however many it took)st/nd/rd/th listen to undisputable gem album bee thousand. wow what a year for those guys, a true gem. later on, in 2004, robin smith and idk maybe 6 other people were upset to hear that guided by voices were disbanding. bummer robin =[ dont get too down big guy it was barely even guided by voices anymore lol. but then 2010 comes around and matador records let loose a nice information gem that guided by voices were reuniting with their classic lineup (from gem album bee thousand) and that guided by voices would record a new album! ted mosby continued being a boring architect and robin expected "crushing, horrible disappointment" and well, let's just say 2012's let's go eat the factory was no architect

understandably, interest in the reunited guided by voices dove (dived?) drastically which sucks because their followup is so dense with gems it hurts. it's got gems of every shape, size, color! the title track is a big yellow gem with sunglasses and handclaps it dances around you with this grin OH MAN THIS GRIN!!! you cant help but grin back! and then it suddenly stops and "uuuuup uuuuup we go now" omg thats no gem, that's the sun! still a gem though

and then the one-two punch of "hang up and try again" and "keep it in motion" are magic gems with the power of possession in that they possesses you to shake your booty, rapidly during punch one and then on punch two, when directed, "in time, walk(ing) it down the line" haha it's good excercise!

there are quick and dirty gems too. take "roll of the dice, kick in the head" for example: a 46 second burst of fuzzy garage rock that wouldnt sound out of place on alien lanes. if there was a superhero that kicked heads this would be his hastily thrown-together theme song which really only makes it more charming. one of those gems that pass you by ten times before you realize how gem it is. and then theres "be impeccable" which towers above me in such a weird way that i cant even write about it; this one is special and must be experienced

here is a gem of an album that came out so quickly after the comparatively lifeless let's go eat the factory that it went unnoticed by many fans of the band; swept under the pile hastily by robin smiths everywhere

as reagan famously said once, and i paraphrase: "mr robin smith, dig up this gem!"


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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

im proud of this one

Digging: The Smith Street Band - Throw Me In The River

ethos
January 10th 2014


1838 Comments


haven't gemmed this lil gemmer yet

so proud of u

YoYoMancuso
January 10th 2014


11173 Comments


review of the year

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

love u guys

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2014


6182 Comments


za best

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

youre cute

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i think someone accidentally negd lol be impeccable bud

tommygun
January 10th 2014


24992 Comments


oh my god

adarkishman
January 10th 2014


550 Comments


omg

adarkishman
January 10th 2014


550 Comments


its just basic math

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thx for the omgs guys =D

zakalwe
January 10th 2014


8582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This review rules harder than the album which is almost impossible cos it rules so hard

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nicer dicer bro thx1

i spruced up the conclusion a little bit yay

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

am i staff yet

Cygnatti
January 10th 2014


21395 Comments


mmm foxycontin

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dont even think about listening to this cyg even if u like it youll 2 it i kno you

youre still great tho

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

big thx to wayne 4 constructive criticism

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i just ate a vocellis mexican pizza review is digs

Rowan5215
January 10th 2014


27284 Comments


pos'd dude how could you not tell me about this review I had to find it myself

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 10th 2014


13383 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i already bothered u once today about gbv =]



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