Guided By Voices / Cool Planet
Album:Cool Planet Collection:General
Artist:Guided By Voices Added:Jul 2014
Label:Guided By Voices 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-08-01 Pull Date:2014-10-03 
Week Ending:Oct 5Sep 28Sep 7Aug 10Aug 3

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 02, 2014:Meow
Pan Swimmer
4.Sep 05, 2014:In The Year 1000, 8000: Cerati's Edition
Table At Fools Tooth
2.Sep 27, 2014:In The Year 1000, 8000
Pan Swimmer
5.Aug 09, 2014:The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Bad Love Is Easy To Do
3.Sep 06, 2014:The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Authoritarian Zoo
6.Aug 07, 2014:In The Year 1000, 8000
Pan Swimmer

Album Review
Father Tom
Reviewed 2014-08-13 
Sounds like GBV. Better than the bad stuff, not as good as the great stuff. Some (fairly) cleanly produced rockers. The slow ones are slower and less experimental than they used to be. As always, a few standout tracks. Tobin Sprout explores americana, metal, and sad piano pop which was entertaining if nothing else. Recommended: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 18. FCC on 1.

1. (2:22) FCC pissed; mid-tempo repetitive guitar riff and stadium anthem chorus
2. (1:42) "fast crawl," slow song
3. * (1:23) Sprout strikes again! cheesy guitar riff and 60s psych vocals
4. (2:04) Bob gets sappy
5. * (1:32) some dude's hat is on fire! high energy singalong
6. (2:00) heavy riff, heavy drums; does it build? yes, it builds.
7. (1:21) woah 3/4 this feels weird; actually still sounds like rock n roll
8. (3:45) sometimes Tobin Sprout's vocals sound like a bad Dylan impression - this is one of those times; end is sappy
9. (2:08) dramatic acoustic strums, very abstract lyrics
10. * (1:02) reminds me of Glad Girls, which I like and I don't care what you think
11. (2:15) Sprout goes metal? it's called "The Bone Church." at least he's getting his feelings out.
12. * (2:05) they should make a music video where Bob is singing this song while sitting in couples therapy
13. (2:37) slow and not terribly interesting
14. (1:06) Sprout sings over solo piano. I really hope he's doing alright.
15. (1:14) cream of lung? gross.
16. (2:53) mid-tempo, lethargic vocals
17. * (3:04) "Ticket to Hide" sadly not a parody of the Beatles; reminds me of Awful Bliss
18. * (1:56) on "Cool Planet" Bob FINALLY tells us what he thinks about global warming; jk but it's anthemic and fun

Track Listing
1.Authoritarian Zoo 10.Pan Swimmer
2.Fast Crawl 11.The Bone Church
3.Psychotic Crush 12.Bad Love Is Easy To Do
4.Costume Makes The Man 13.The No Doubters
5.Hat Of Flames 14.Narrated By Paul
6.These Dooms 15.Cream Of Lung
7.Table At Fools Tooth 16.Males Of Wormwood Mars
8.All American Boy 17.Ticket To Hide
9.You Get Every Game 18.Cool Planet