Alien Lanes (studio album) by Guided By Voices
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The best album by Guided By Voices is Bee Thousand which is ranked number 486 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,999.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.0/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.
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Such a disappointment. So many songs that I'm sure I would like if they weren't 30 seconds long. It's as if Robert gets bored very easily. Don't see the point to writing songs that short. Frustrating.
It's not that I didn't like it so much as it didn't really impress me.
Cuddos to the community here coming up with some great descriptions of GBV. "Broken radio" and "artists sketchbook" for sure, and I love it. This one deserves to be equally well thought of as Bee Thousand IMO.
Every time I hear this album I go through the same thought process: I think it's awful for the first 10 or so songs, and then from Motor Away on I think it's perfect. My favorite GBV album before listening to it is always Bee Thousand, and after listening to it my favorite GBV album is always Alien Lanes. What I'm saying is that it might be the most back-loaded album of all time. It takes fewer chances than its predecessor, but it also crafts some way more catchy songs. Motor Away is probably the band's best song, and Blimps Go 90, Always Crush Me, Game of Pricks, and Striped White Jets are all incredible as well. Not the blissful mess that Bee Thousand is but it's its own kind of fun.
Sending help messages in morse code from the middle of nowhere. Meanwhile on the other end of the line, it sounds like you're browsing channels on the radio. So basically, you're fucked.
My broken radio keeps switching stations, but I can’t complain when every song has been fantastic.
i love the lo-fi sound and the atmosphere it creates. a very good record filled with many good ideas and beautiful tunes.
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