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  • Summary: The eighth full-length solo studio release for the British experimental singer-songwriter features influences from drone music, science fiction and cosmic horror comics.
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  • Record Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    An album that is constantly surprising, occasionally unsettling, frequently beautiful and always mysterious.
  2. Mojo
    Aug 22, 2019
    80
    Once again Tucker demonstrates his knack of creating simple, incantatory, almost folky vocal lines, which pivot around a few telling chord changes and lodge in the memory long after the music stops. [Sep 2019, p.91]
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    Tucker brings on an overload of tone, overtone and sonic sensation that swirls and eddies like a rough tide, at times nearly picking you up off your feet and tossing you over.
  4. Aug 22, 2019
    70
    Tucker's previous few albums contained some of his most stripped-down, direct material, but here he goes for a bigger, grander sound, and the results are no less powerful.
  5. Uncut
    Aug 22, 2019
    70
    Guild takes a few listens to really seep in, but there are some truly hallucinatory moments here. [Oct 2019, p.39]
  6. The Wire
    Aug 22, 2019
    60
    There's a mismatch between sound and vision here that forestalls true wonder or joy. ... A little more concision and concentration throughout could have made Guild of the Asbestos Weaver more effective. [Sep 2019, p.62]
  7. Sep 3, 2019
    60
    This album is an acquired taste that may struggle to win a larger audience. If you’re a Grumbling Fur fan, though, you might just like this effort more than any of his other solo collections.