Guided By Voices from Ohio once set standards as an indie band. The combo around Robert Pollard established as one of the first the Low-Fi as a musical standard. In 2004 there was a rupture, but it did not last long. "Let's Go Eat The Factory" is now the comeback record. First of all, "Laundry And Lasers" is the usual rough way to get down to business. What has remained are the unusually short pieces. More than half of the 21 tracks do not exceed the two-minute limit. "Doughnut For A Snowman" is reminiscent of the college rock heroes R.E.M. The massive "Spider Fighter" hits the British Rockkontor splendidly, but then surprisingly turns into a piano ballad with a long coda. Even after that, the pendulum is always beating back and forth between the famous crashing garage rock and balladesque alternative rock. Variety, orchestral beat advances on the one hand and distortion attacks on the other hand are well taken care of. With "We Won't Apologize For The Human Race" you say goodbye almost as if Peter Gabriel wanted to reinvent punk as Britpop.
Top track: Spider Fighter