Let It Beard - Boston Spaceships
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  • Summary: The side project of Robert Pollard release a double album of power pop, the ninth album in three years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 1, 2011
    If many of Pollard's post-GBV albums have suggested a man tossing out whatever tunes he came up with this week, Let It Beard is an ambitious, clearly focused attempt to create something out of the ordinary, and it succeeds well enough to feel like a game changer for Pollard and his partners.
  2. Jul 18, 2011
    Boston Spaceships is his most accomplished musical vehicle working right now, and Let it Beard is one of the finest releases in his endless discography. Period.
  3. Aug 9, 2011
    Let It Beard's 26 songs shoot a bleary-eyed glance at GBV's past with snatches of four-track caterwauling, even as they hurtle into previously unexplored territory like "Chevy Marigold," with its soulful backing vocals.
  4. Aug 4, 2011
    Let It Beard's structure, its scope, its knowing nods to an earlier era's excess.
  5. Sep 8, 2011
    Studded with occasional gems...it's also weighed down by a handful of jokey throwaways and partially realised pop numbers among its 24 tracks. [Oct 2011, p.94]
  6. Aug 22, 2011
    It's very long and the songs don't really relate to one another, despite the band's description as "a subconscious concept album about the sorry state of rock n' roll." But Let It Beard certainly seems like a strong statement about something.
  7. Aug 19, 2011
    It's just painfully mediocre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 2, 2011
    Another great album from Uncle Bob. The SPIN reviewer must have listened to the album just after his puppy was killed...this is fantastic. Boston Spaceships has set a high benchmark for themselves. Track 26 is all you need hear to know that you will want this album in your collection. Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2011
    this is another step forward in the already impressive Pollard's discography! A real "no filler all killer" record, accurately conceived (varied but not disjointed) and admirably played (the musicianship on it is remarkable, thx to unmistakable axeman like J Mascis and others). If you liked "our cubehouse", you will love let it beard! Expand