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Universal Truths And Cycles ~ Guided By Voices
Universal Truths And Cycles ~ Guided By Voices
3.0 out of 5 stars In a Word: Disappointing, April 26 2004
I am a big fan of Guided by Voices. I started off listening to Alien Lanes, Under the Bushes and Bee Thousand, truly stellar albums, so perhaps I've spoiled myself. But I must say, overall, this album is a big disappointment. There are perhaps only four tracks on the entire CD with really catchy/powerful melodies. They are: Cheyenne, Pretty Bombs, Back to the Lake and Everywhere with Helicopter. And those are spectacular songs. But the rest of the tracks appear to be little more than mediocre poems set to music. It seems as if Pollard hardly even attempts to make a worthwhile melody out of them. Has the jump in production value made Bob a lazy songwriter? I sure hope not. I have faith in… Read more