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Alien Lanes (album) by Guided By Voices

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Alien Lanes
Alien Lanes by Guided By Voices (1995)
Overall rank: 1,086th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 188 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1995 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (227th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,086th)

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Guided By Voices bestography

Alien Lanes is ranked 2nd best out of 47 albums by Guided By Voices on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Guided By Voices is Bee Thousand which is ranked number 396 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,750.

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Members who like this album also like: Bee Thousand by Guided By Voices, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by Pavement and Slanted And Enchanted by Pavement.

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Alien Lanes track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Salty Salute
 80/100 (36 votes)
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2.Evil Speakers
 79/100 (31 votes)
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3.Watch Me Jumpstart
 81/100 (36 votes)
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4.They're Not Witches
 78/100 (33 votes)
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5.As We Go Up We Go Down
 81/100 (38 votes)
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6.(I Wanna Be A) Dumbcharger
 78/100 (29 votes)
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7.Track pickGame Of Pricks
 88/100 (63 votes)
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8.Ugly Vision
 75/100 (28 votes)
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9.Good Flying Bird
 80/100 (28 votes)
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10.Cigarette Tricks
 74/100 (28 votes)
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11.Pimple Zoo
 75/100 (27 votes)
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12.Big Chief Chinese Restaurant
 76/100 (27 votes)
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13.Closer You Are
 78/100 (31 votes)
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14.Auditorium
 75/100 (27 votes)
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15.Track pickMotor Away
 86/100 (48 votes)
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16.Hit
 74/100 (29 votes)
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17.My Valuable Hunting Knife
 84/100 (43 votes)
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18.Gold Hick
 75/100 (28 votes)
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19.King & Caroline
 77/100 (28 votes)
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20.Striped White Jets
 80/100 (31 votes)
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21.Ex-Supermodel
 74/100 (28 votes)
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22.Blimps Go 90
 82/100 (30 votes)
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23.Straw Dogs
 76/100 (28 votes)
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24.Chicken Blows
 77/100 (31 votes)
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25.Little Whirl
 78/100 (28 votes)
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26.My Son Cool
 78/100 (28 votes)
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27.Always Crush Me
 78/100 (29 votes)
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28.Alright
 77/100 (27 votes)
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Alien Lanes rankings

Alien Lanes ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 188 votes)
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90/100
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84/100
 
70/100
04/30/2019 01:20
78/100
 
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03/26/2019 22:03
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65/100
From Johnnyo
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.
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It's not that I didn't like it so much as it didn't really impress me.
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95/100
From Mozart
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.
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95/100
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.
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55/100
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.
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My broken radio keeps switching stations, but I can’t complain when every song has been fantastic.
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