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February 15, 2008

The Breakdown: Robert Pollard

Filed under: General — Tom @ 7:11 pm

Robert Pollard – Superman Was A Rocker

Since Guided By Voices split on New Year’s Eve, 2004 (and even long before that) some fans have pined for the old days – back when Robert Pollard and company crudely recorded in a basement on cassettes into a boombox, throwing caution to the wind and making lo-fi masterpiecesthat confounded standard song-writing practices. Pollard’s become something of an off-kilter, oddball-pop genius over the years, but he hasn’t forgotten those days, and with his latest album, as always just the first of several this year, he returns to those old techniques to see what turns up. 20 years of old tapes+new vocals and other goodies=a good time for willing ears.

Read more new releases here.


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