Bee Thousand (album) by Guided By Voices

Bee Thousand
Bee Thousand by Guided By Voices (1994)
Overall rank: 398th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (15th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (78th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (398th)

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From Brad1770 06/25/2019 10:24
'Bee Thousand' (the title is nothing more than random words arising from a band brain storming session) is GBV's 7th album release , so the old adage they took 12 years to be an over night success is never truer than here

If you think this album has a real unpolished home made feel to it you'd be 100% correct as the entire album was recorded on four track machines and other primitive home recording devices in the garages and basements of band members , and many of the demo takes of the songs were the ones that were used for the released album

TBH this album is good but no better or worse than any number of albums within the gigantic GBV catalogue , just wondering why this one is considered THE one & so highly rated above others?
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From Tobin76 01/26/2019 22:33
This is the best audio recording ever in the history of recorded music.
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From jhuik 05/13/2017 18:21
@sethmadsen lol. Drunk people on bandcamp are better than drunk people on soundcloud. But no one is as perfectly artfuly weird as this album.
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From ShadowColossi 02/19/2016 04:25
Fantastic, though falters a little in the middle from Mincer Ray to Her Psychology Today. It's an album full of original, abstract, short lo-fi pieces that will make you want to hit replay over and over again.
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From Mozart 02/04/2016 22:32
Love the comment about the artists sketch book. The aesthetic experience of GBV is so different in this respect that I found it difficult to get into for the longest time. Gave a couple listens a few years ago then put it aside. Recently listened to Alien Lanes and it just clicked!
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From sullyt 01/05/2016 08:35
This album reminds me of the end of Abbey Road (my favorite part of any Beatles album), where there are a bunch of short, unfinished but catchy songs that flow into each other, only Bee Thousand is a whole album built upon that idea. Definitely one of my favorite albums ever.
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From jhuik 07/22/2015 03:25
I want to see them play this whole album live, from start to finish. How awesome would that be? This might be my favorite BEA find ever. Like so many great albums, some people get it, others don't. I get this one and not some others that you get.
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From meccalecca 05/05/2014 01:29
Sometimes an artist’s sketchbook is far more fascinating than the overly polished final piece.
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From briggs54 03/01/2014 21:50
Gold Star for Robot Boy. 5 Gold Stars
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Best Albums of 1994
1. Grace by Jeff Buckley
2. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
3. Dummy by Portishead
4. Definitely Maybe by Oasis
5. Illmatic by Nas
6. MTV Unplugged In New York by Nirvana
7. The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
8. Dookie by Green Day
9. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by Pavement
10. Parklife by Blur
11. Superunknown by Soundgarden
12. Ready To Die by The Notorious B.I.G.
13. The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers
14. Dog Man Star by Suede
15. Bee Thousand by Guided By Voices
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17. Throwing Copper by Live
18. The Division Bell by Pink Floyd
19. Let Love In by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
20. Jar Of Flies by Alice In Chains


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