MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

Enter the download code you received with your purchase to claim your downloads. Keep in mind many mobile devices don't have built in support for opening ZIP files; you may want to download on a computer.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

Passwords must be at least 6 characters

Styles We Paid For

Guided By Voices

Styles We Paid For

GBV Inc
LP $17.50

01/21/2021 767870665912 

GBVi 101 LP 


CD $13.00

12/11/2020 767870665929 

GBVi 101 CD 


MP3 $9.90

12/11/2020 767870665929 

GBVi 101 


FLAC $11.99

12/11/2020 767870665929 

GBVi 101 


Styles We Paid For is Guided By Voices’ third album of 2020 and it stands as a testament to this Year In Isolation, reflecting these dark days through Robert Pollard’s prism, with the band sounding as confident and authoritative as ever. The fifteen tracks were recorded remotely during quarantine from five states (Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Tennessee) to comprise GBV’s ninth album since 2017. 
Pollard’s searing vocals hold center stage, with endless melodic invention and impeccable phrasing. The massively crescendo-ing opening track “Megaphone Riley” seems to be inspired by a diabolical politician-in-chief, and like an indie-rock Nostradamus, presciently highlights the “Jumbo Virus”, while in the final couplet of the album closer “When Growing Was Simple” Pollard urges “Don’t drink and drive / stay at home and eat”.  
Other album highlights include include Big Rock standouts like the incredibly hooky “Mr. Child” with the band in full arena rock power swing, while the titular protagonist is mentioned by name no less than sixteen times; the touching beauty and lyrical relevance of “Stops” and the majestically elegant “In Calculus Stratagem”, a bubbly pop rock joyride in “Crash at Lake Placebo”; the subtle current-day technological observations of “They Don’t Play The Drums Anymore” and the sleek “Electronic Windows To Nowhere” (written by a man who owns neither a smart phone or a computer). It’s notably heavy in it’s worldliness, lyrical content, texture, and approach—and rides out like a cinematic journey of the bizarro world one find oneself in. 
While other bands have been napping, GBV have achieved their second consecutive hat-trick (three albums per annum), and have further cemented their status as rock legends for achieving more in this bleak year then most bands do across their entire careers.

Tracklist

  1. #1 Megaphone Riley

    Listen

  2. #2 They Don't Play The Drums Anymore

    Listen

  3. #3 Slaughterhouse

    Listen

  4. #4 Endless Seafood

    Listen

  5. #5 Mr Child

    Listen

  6. #6 Stops

    Listen

  7. #7 War of the Devils

    Listen

  8. #8 Electronic Windows to Nowhere

    Listen

  9. #9 Never Abandon Ship

    Listen

  10. #10 Roll Me To Heaven

    Listen

  11. #11 In Calculus Strategem

    Listen

  12. #12 Crash at Lake Placebo

    Listen

  13. #13 Liquid Kid

    Listen

  14. #14 Time Without Looking

    Listen

  15. #15 When Growing Was Simple

    Listen

Related Items

Guided By Voices

Jellyfish Reflector
Recordhead

Guided By Voices

Pipe Dreams Of Instant Prince Whippet
Recordhead

Guided By Voices

Fast Japanese Spin Cycle
GBV Inc

Guided By Voices

Alex And The Omegas
GBV Inc

Guided By Voices

(Color) Devil Between My Toes
Scat

Guided By Voices

(#1) Universal Truths And Cycles - Back To The Lake -
Recordhead

Guided By Voices

Surrender Your Poppy Field
GBV Inc

Guided By Voices

1901 Acid Rock
GBV Inc

Guided By Voices

Trash Can Full Of Nails
GBV Inc

Guided By Voices

Ogre's Trumpet
GBV Inc

Guided By Voices

Warp And Woof
GBV Inc