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Map and Key

By: Ricked Wicky Appears on:  Nick Mitchell brought some tasty guitar work to Robert Pollard’s table throughout their collaborations on Pollard’s solo album Of Course You Are, the three Ricked Wicky albums, and the 2016 Guided By Voices tour. One of the finest guitar solos he contributed, in my opinion, was on the King Heavy […]

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Office of Hearts

By: Guided By Voices Appears on:  Here’s a simple, wonderful tune from the 1996 Guided By Voices album Under the Bushes Under the Stars, an album that gave us nothing but hit after monster hit. This one is “Office of Hearts,” and it’s nothing but verse, chorus, wordless verse, chorus. Like I said, simple and […]

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Please Be Honest

By: Guided By Voices Appears on:  When Robert Pollard dropped Please Be Honest on us in 2016, some felt that it could just as easily have been released as a solo album instead of under the Guided By Voices moniker. Of course, Pollard did play all the instruments on the album by himself, so this was […]

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Slick As Snails

By: Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard Appears on:  I don’t know how to properly explain it, but there’s a certain kind of magic that occurs when Robert Pollard teams up with Doug Gillard. You can hear it all over the Guided By Voices records that feature Doug as lead guitarist, on the insanely great ESP […]

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Cold Joker

By: Circus Devils Appears on:  With an output as tremendous as that of the Guided By Voices catalog, it can become a little overwhelming at times to keep up with all of Robert Pollard’s solo and side projects. I believe it’s totally forgivable to not listen to everything he churns out as soon as it’s released; […]

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