Robert Pollard is back with a new album from his band Guided By Voices. And the last one, English Little League, isn't even a year old. On "Motivational Jumpsuit" you hear twenty songs, most of them are just one minute long. What sounds like punk rock aesthetics is more reminiscent of the targeted chaos Pavement spread in the nineties in the good moments and of the psychedelic gems from Syd Barrett's solo catalogue in the best. Almost inevitably with song titles like "The Littlest League Possible" or "Alex And The Omegas" it will be silly. But somehow Pollard gets the curve again and again, so that "Motivational Jumpsuit" has its own charm of its own: One waits eagerly for what will happen in the next song, to which strange topic the band will dedicate itself next. The new Guided-By-Voices album is also a relaxed, amusing work, which doesn't win an innovation award, but is always entertaining and - above all textually - varied.
Top track: Writer's Block (Psycho All The Time)