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Spin (p.116) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'The Blondes' opens with elegantly strummed acoustic guitar before shifting to regal, synth-backed verses and precisely played lead lines."Alternative Press (p.163) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'The Original Heart' sets the tone with an anthemic chorus about how Pollard's generation is losing it bad and a swagger that's equal parts '70s Who and the Clash's 'Train In Vain.'"54.5063

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CMJ (p.44) - "[W]ith flourishes reminiscent of Robert Pollard and James Mercer. The slow-building title track alone will keep this one at the top of your stack."0.7852417

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Rolling Stone (3/29/01, p.63) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Finds the balance between frazzled serendipity and melodic luster that has long eluded them....making the case more persuasively than ever that these indie-pop godfathers should matter to more than just loyalists..."Spin (6/01, pp.152-3) - 7 out of 10 - "...Shamelessly charming, even bashfully moving....Pollard reveals sentiments more earned and earthbound than anything before..."Magnet (12-1/02, p.56) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2001".Magnet (4-5/01, p.75) - "...One of the band's best....reconciling Pollard's idiosyncrasies with the track-to-track consistency great rock albums demand..."CMJ (3/26/01, p.4) - "...Brilliant....it may be less esoteric and winkingly absurdist, but he's a markedly more openly honest songwriter....striking a fine balance between arena-rock and indie jangle..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.131) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[B]oasting some of Robert Pollard's most polished and sober pop."0.2944657

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Alternative Press (p.152) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "A scrappy but loveable collection of power pop, BROWN SUBMARINE essays uncomplicated riffing you've certainly heard before, but usually suggests excellent sources..."Magnet (p.100) - "Boasting sharp lyrics and plenty of strong songwriting, BROWN SUBMARINE may be Pollard's most entertaining start-to-finish record since 2006's double-whammy of FROM A COMPOUND EYE and BLUES AND BOOGIE SHOES."Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Less proggy than Pollard's recent solo material, at times the songs sound like lost tracks from his legendary mid-'90s purple patch....With beat band ballast, horn-laden soul, orchestral gloom and pleasingly weird mini-epics."Clash (magazine) (p.114) - "[A] typically glorious off-kilter pop punk gem. The title track is joyous psych pop....Robert Pollard remains stubbornly true to his underground roots -- and for that, may we be truly grateful."0.2944657

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Robert Pollard and Tobin Sprout toss off minute-long power-pop goofs that make intermittent blasts of real-rock transcendence..."Spin (p.77) - "[I]t's downright bizarre how effortless and welcome it feels....'How I Met My Mother' and 'The Unsinkable Fats Domino' are 'Glad Girls'-caliber classics..."Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "Like previous efforts, FACTORY seats shining riffsters alongside hypnotically inscrutable interludes..." -- Grade: B+Paste (magazine) - "[A] 21-track burst of classic Guided by Voices lo-fi production, trashy garage-soaked guitars and songs that could only come from Pollard's near-obsessive approach to songwriting."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]traightahead rockers such as 'The Unsinkable Fats Domino' and 'Chocolate Boy' rank among their most immediate, melodic moments..."Uncut (magazine) (p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The three-minute 'Imperial Racehorsing' -- an epic of GBV's former standards -- is a thrilling psychedelic churn, complete with sizzling guitar wig-outs."0.245388

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Rolling Stone (8/11/94, p.66) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...BEE THOUSAND is a tour de force by a good old-fashioned American basement genius....the real miracle of BEE THOUSAND is that it not only celebrates the power of rock music, it also embodies it..."Spin (12/94, p.78) - Ranked #10 in Spin's list of the '20 Best Albums Of '94' - "...a thousand hooks, offering perfect distillation of...basement tape aesthetic....sloppily records immaculate melodies capable of breaking your heart...they're so insistently catchy and so fleetingly brief..."Spin (7/94, p.69) - "...Guided By Voices hides absolutely shattering melodies that call to mind a thousand reference points..."Entertainment Weekly (6/3/94, p.56) - "...Whether he wants to or not, Pollard and his loose-knit gang may be the logical successors to Beck in the up-from-the-underground poster-boy category..." - Rating: B+Alternative Press (9/94, p.72) - "...Wish I knew the names of the voices guiding...Robert Pollard and his friends to make some of the most hazily gorgeous records being made today..."Magnet (p.96) - "[I]t does show the amount of thought Pollard puts into making and sequencing a record."Option (Sept-Oct/94, p.89) - "...the band's basic folk-pop melodies come straight from art-rock England circa 1967-1969. Through no fault of GBV itself, the critical hype has obscured the subtleties in the group's music..."Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #8 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.57) - Ranked #80 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]hey peak with a batch of tunes that sound like long-lost Beatles and Who demos."Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Rarities galore make this a must for any self-respecting fan."New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Neil Strauss' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "...The most consistent album of quickie tunes yet from this 12-year-old Dayton, Ohio band."NME (Magazine) (8/13/94, p.46) - 7 (out of 10) - "...Exactly why the indie-rock world hasn't yet gone as misty-eyed over Guided By Voices as it did over Pavement and Sebadoh is one of the great mysteries of our age..."0.1963104

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"It holds us because the story has a creepy fascination. Soderbergh zeroes in on an unusual crime of passion." Movieline's Hollywood Life "[A] devious and fascinating feature....The acting in BUBBLE is powerful enough to shame many of the performance in Hollywood movies." -- Grade: A Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Soderbergh deserves kudos for the note-perfect performances he gets from non-actors....[A] potent and provocative look at life unhinged." Rolling Stone "[A] fascinating exercise....A series of loosely strung-together episodes that have the flavor of real life, seen through a glass darkly." New York Times0.1678007

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"It holds us because the story has a creepy fascination. Soderbergh zeroes in on an unusual crime of passion." Movieline's Hollywood Life "[A] devious and fascinating feature....The acting in BUBBLE is powerful enough to shame many of the performance in Hollywood movies." -- Grade: A Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Soderbergh deserves kudos for the note-perfect performances he gets from non-actors....[A] potent and provocative look at life unhinged." Rolling Stone "[A] fascinating exercise....A series of loosely strung-together episodes that have the flavor of real life, seen through a glass darkly." New York Times0.1678007

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