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Winter 2012 Review Roundup

Let's Go Eat the FactoryLet's Go Eat the Factory available on iTunes

Guided By Voices Let's Go Eat the Factory

Eight years after the band broke up, Jim and Greg are listening to a new Guided By Voices record. Let's Go Eat the Factory comes to us from GBV's 1993“classic lineup”including the band's main songwriter Robert Pollard and guitarist and songwriter Tobin Sprout. Back in the ‘90s this prolific indie band rode the alternative wave, finding mainstream success with their brand of Brit-pop inspired post-punk. What’ve they got for us this time? No surprises here, Greg says. This is a classic GBV record with the band's trademark mix of arty experiments and proto arena rock. There are a lot of songs here, and they're not all good, but the great ones are really great. Greg credits Sprout and says Burn it. Jim agrees; there are a few good songs on this album, but he's tired of wading through all the filler and failed experiments to get to them. It's about time GBV started self-editing. He says Trash it.