Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
JohnLFeb 20, 2006Created from cold corpse and surgeon...American Superdream Wow!
BenJan 26, 2006Zillionst masterpiece of uncle Bob.
KyleDJan 26, 2006Enter the Kingdom Without.
ToddRFeb 7, 2006I guess the overused line with Pollard is that he needs an editor, but each album he releases has enough gems to keep me interested.
aaronMay 5, 2006great album, although i would strongly reccommend the "fiction man" album first, if you havent heard it... same production style, but that great album, although i would strongly reccommend the "fiction man" album first, if you havent heard it... same production style, but that album is built more around immediately gratifying hooks. this one will definitely take a bit longer to sink in, not just because its a 70+ minute disc, but most of the songs themselves are pretty strange... for various reasons: production, more mid-song change-ups, more complex hooks...etc.etc.etc.… Expand
CulleySFeb 8, 2006I may be biased in my review, because I am (admittedly) a very big Robert Pollard fan. I first heard GBV back in 1995, when a friend made me I may be biased in my review, because I am (admittedly) a very big Robert Pollard fan. I first heard GBV back in 1995, when a friend made me a mix-tape. I immediately went out and bought "Bee Thousand" and about three other LPs featuring stuff from "Forever Since Breakfast" and some live/rare lps. Since that time, I haven't taken on everything Pollard has put out (who could!), but have made an attempt. I've acquired over 50 Pollard-related works including live shows, LPs, EPs, singles, solo albums, DVDs, side projects, and the book "Hunting Accidents." I think "From a Compound Eye" is easily the strongest solo album Pollard has put out. I first heard the album almost a year ago when copies were running around the Internet. While I thought the album was a bit long (even by Robert Pollard standards), I was very pleased by a great number of the tracks. "Love is Stronger than Witchcraft," "Dancing Girls and Dancing Men," "I'm a Widow," and "Gold" were all standouts. Pollard proves he still has a talent (and a lot of skill) as a lyricist and songwriter. Whereas some releases can be passed over, "From the Compound Eye" is likely essential for any GBV or Robert Pollard fan.… Expand
BrianMFeb 20, 20067.5 really. Like most of Pollard's albums, this one will take some time to digest, and even then, not all of the hidden gems will be 7.5 really. Like most of Pollard's albums, this one will take some time to digest, and even then, not all of the hidden gems will be evident until many months or years later. That's the general feeling I get from the album. With every spin, I find something else to appreciate. It's not a masterpiece, but one of his strongest solo albums. The only downside is the legnth of the album.… Expand
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