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Pollard, Robert / Honey Locust Honky Tonk
Album:Honey Locust Honky Tonk Collection:General
Artist:Pollard, Robert Added:Jul 2013
Label:Gbv Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-08-04 Pull Date:2013-10-06 
Week Ending:Oct 6Sep 29Sep 15Sep 8Sep 1Aug 25Aug 18Aug 11

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Album Review
Conor Doherty
Reviewed 2013-07-31 
Hook-heavy rock n roll with trippy, clever lyrics. Most songs are mid-tempo, guitar, bass and drums. At this point, you probably know what Robert Pollard (of Guided By Voices) sounds like. This album sounds like Robert Pollard. True to form, the best songs are the short ones that grab your attention and then abruptly end. Ephemera, dust in the wind, etc. On the whole though, the songs feel fuller, less fractured than the GBV you know and love. FCC clean.

1. (2:39) jangley guitars and atmospherics, bursts of muscular power chords
2. (1:24) batshit lyrics, guitar noodling, some funky chords
3. (2:12) stripped down lo-fi piano and vocals
*4. (0:51) classic short GBV rocker, fun bass riffs at the end
*5. (1:44) sounds like a psychedelic cartoon train
6. (2:26) "who buries the undertaker?" ugh
7. (2:43) uptempo, off beat strumming, psych bridge
8. (2:33) minor key organ and big distorted guitars, crashing cymbals
9. (1:27) croony vocals, drums and chords sound like Pavement
*10. (0:44) short ode to drinking
11. (2:09) fast rock, lots of guitars, echo vocals
12. (1:38) light, distorted guitar, shallow cymbals, sounds like he's singing into a shoebox
13. (1:13) slow acoustic guitar, intelligible lyrics
14. (1:53) feels like a ballad but isn't. Kind of menacing.
15. (2:25) plodding, theatrical, turns into drunken singalong
16. (2:31) eighth note strumming, confusing grammar
17. (3:36) jangley power pop, cool bass bends

Track Listing
1.He Requested Things 9.Find A Word
2.Circus Green Machine 10.I Have To Drink
3.Strange And Pretty Day 11.Flash Gordon Style
4.Suit Minus The Middle 12.Igloo Hearts
5.Drawing A Picture 13.Shielding Whatever Needs You
6.Who Buries The Undertaker 14.I Killed A Man Who Looks Like You
7.She Hides In Black 15.Real Fun Is No One's Monopoly
8.Her Eyes Play Tricks On The Camera 16.It Disappears In The Least Likely Hands (We May Never Not Know)