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Jun 19, 2012Any new Guided by Voices album is cause for celebration. Class Clown Spots a UFO is a nice combination of folky meandering, raucous rock, and the usual Bob and the boys weirdness. Tobin Sprout is back in the band and has more influence on this one than on Lets Go Eat the Factory. That's a good thing, and these old cats just keep getting better. Saw them twice last year live, and it's amazing the power and exuberance and beer and sweat these guys consume and generate. They outpunk all the punks, outprog all the progs, and outdrink all the drunks. One more brilliant album from the best American rock band.… Expand
Jun 15, 2012their best release since Alien Lanes. Heady music for heady people. It covers almost every square inch of powerpop. Powerful fuzzy and wah wah guitars smashing against Pollard's melodic wit. Mr. Sprout gloriously lost between R.E.M. and New Zealand. GBV in a blessed state!