From A Compound Eye - Robert Pollard
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  • Summary: The first post-GBV solo outing for the prolific Pollard was produced by Todd Tobias.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. It doesn't sound substantially different from what Pollard has done before... but the record cycles through Pollard's disparate influences in songs as charged-up and fully realized as anything he's delivered in maybe a decade.
  2. 83
    Twisted, quirky pop gems. [Feb 2006, p.86]
  3. GBV fans should definitely check this one out – there's a lot to like.
  4. What you will get with From A Compound Eye is your typical gourmet spread of Pollard delicacies from the modern eras of Bob.
  5. 60
    As ever: endlessly clever, utterly inessential. [Feb 2006, p.81]
  6. Contains all the usual suspects: a few great songs, a few throwaways, a bunch of head-scratching song titles and indie rock's best take on the Who. [Mar 2006, p.124]
  7. While Pollard's nothing if not prolific, if ever he needed an editor to cut some passages and refocus others, it's here on From a Compound Eye.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7