Class Clown Spots a UFO - Guided by Voices
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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

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  1. Jun 19, 2012
    10
    Any 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
  2. Jun 15, 2012
    9
    their 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!
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. For any fans of the group's 90s material, Class Clown is a highly recommended listen, especially for those put off by Factory.
  2. Jul 26, 2012
    80
    A worthy and wonderful addition to [their] cannon. [Aug 2012, p.98]
  3. Jul 19, 2012
    80
    The former [true gems] are plenty, the latter [filler are] few. [Aug 2012, p.91]