• Record Label: GBV Inc.
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2012
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    70
    Even the lesser songs have enough catchy moments to rank Mouseman Cloud up there with any of Pollard's unending solo material from the decade preceding it, but the strongest songs leave one wondering what kind of masterpieces he could construct if he'd just limit himself to one record a year.
  2. 50
    On Mouseman Cloud, his fifth solo album in the past two years, Pollard's craft runs a bit stale, impressing more with quantity of ideas than actual substance.
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    80
    On Mouseman Cloud, Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard is up to his same old genius.
  4. Apr 19, 2012
    70
    Mouseman is essentially another 17 tracks for completists hankering to mine the singer's ceaseless compendium of songs in search of new nuggets. [#85, p.58]
  5. Apr 3, 2012
    70
    Playful and spontaneous.
  6. Apr 3, 2012
    57
    Flat, rather forced attempts at oddballery give Mouseman a scattered, self-conscious feel it never quite shakes for more than a couple of minutes at a time.
  7. Apr 3, 2012
    70
    Mouseman Cloud isn't game-changing, but it's definitely Robert Pollard's finest collection of songs since Robert Pollard Is Off to Business.
  8. Apr 3, 2012
    75
    This buckshot spray of quick pop tunes is another wild success in his constantly twisting variations on a theme.
  9. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    The 17 loose, grungy guitar-led songs here ... sound full of renewed energy. [May 2012, p.103]
  10. Apr 6, 2012
    60
    The songwriter is in fine form--but it's sometimes hard to suppress doubts over the need for solo Pollard now GBV are back. [Apr 2012, p.83]

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