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Old 05-10-2009, 09:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I've been on a huge Alien Lanes kick lately. The melodies are delectible. Alien Lanes is like if Pavement packed their terrific melodies in 30 1 minute songs as opposed to somewhat normal length rock songs.

But yeah, Alien Lanes is quickly becoming one of my favorites I've discovered this year.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:01 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I guess I should have been more specific when I said 'alternative rock', since that label encompasses practically everything. I was thinking more in the vein of Pixies and Pavement. I like those bands. I do not like any band listed in your post.

Post-punk is probably under alternative rock too, and GBV was supposedly influenced by that movement. I am listening to bands like The Sound, The Chameleons and Wire. They all have a musical hook that I don't hear in GBV. I just find it boring and I don't think I can get over that.
Guided By Voices make great music. It might be that you need another listen or two. Or you're looking for people who have a more poppy sound and have hooks that are more evident.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:47 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm just getting into these guys, and Alien Lanes is already one of my favorite albums of all time. I'd been looking for something like this for a while, and everyone keeps telling me how great Bee Thousand is, but I prefer Alien Lanes.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:17 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I got into this band not too long ago and they've definitely become one of my favorite bands due to having a catalog of albums where nearly every one is really great - but I've discovered I'm very much in the minority of GBV fans, my personal favorite album is Do The Collapse, which alot of people seem to hate. Also it seems I'm one of the few fans who loves ANY of their albums other than the trilogy of Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes, and Under The Bushes Under the Stars

Bee Thousand is easily the most essential and best album they ever did though, and the one I would recommend. It's got a vibe about it that just screams "this is one of those life changing records I'm hearing right now"...to those new to it: the first time you hear it, the unprofessional (to put it lightly) recording quality can be somewhat off-putting, but then a day or two passes and so many hooks are floating around your head, it just takes over you. It's a grower, but it grows quickly and once it does you're hooked forever.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:17 AM   #25 (permalink)
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If anyone was wondering where I've been for all these weeks, I'm constantly listening to GBV until I waste away.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
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can anyone hook me up with Propeller and Vampire on Titus, plz?


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Old 07-08-2009, 01:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm a big fan of Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes, and after that the albums are hit or miss for me....The best of Jill hives is an amazing song though
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I got into this band not too long ago and they've definitely become one of my favorite bands due to having a catalog of albums where nearly every one is really great - but I've discovered I'm very much in the minority of GBV fans, my personal favorite album is Do The Collapse, which alot of people seem to hate. Also it seems I'm one of the few fans who loves ANY of their albums other than the trilogy of Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes, and Under The Bushes Under the Stars

Bee Thousand is easily the most essential and best album they ever did though, and the one I would recommend. It's got a vibe about it that just screams "this is one of those life changing records I'm hearing right now"...to those new to it: the first time you hear it, the unprofessional (to put it lightly) recording quality can be somewhat off-putting, but then a day or two passes and so many hooks are floating around your head, it just takes over you. It's a grower, but it grows quickly and once it does you're hooked forever.
That's a fantastic summary of Bee Thousand.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:35 PM   #29 (permalink)
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What a wonderful band, my L.A teacher recomemnded them to me and I have been addicted to them since. I only have Bee Thousand however, it seems almost perfect to me, like a summary of 80s music I like with a bit of garage put into the mix. Anyone like them?
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