Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Which is why I put Human Amusements At Hourly Rates
on my list. We all know most "best of" collections are bullcrap, but this one really gives you a "compact" (over 77 minutes) 411 on GbV from '87 until '03. Just as an example, Isolation Drills
, from 2001, may not have the lo-fi charm, but who gives a shit — it features MEGATONIC rockers like "Chasing Heather Crazy" and "Glad Girls".
By the way, guest: THE endless debate among Guided By Voices fans is whether Bee Thousand
or Alien Lanes
is their greatest album. Faces have been punched over this issue!
So please think about getting those bad boys next.
Also, as deeply as I love unimpeachable ultraclassics like "Echos Myron" and "I Am A Scientist"... I think Earthquake Glue
's "The Best Of Jill Hives" (2003) may be my favorite Guided By Voices song.