US - Ohio - Luna Kafé - Full Moon 26 - 12/03/98
Robert Pollard's latest record confirms that the fine
line between his solo work and Guided By Voices is no
more. In fact, since practically dictating the band,
his solo work sounds as if it was a GBV record. No
one's complaining of course. Waved Out continues where
Mag Earwig or Not In My Air Force left off.
Always short, always well written and of course, always
Pollard's not afraid of anything on his latest
album. The tracks vary from minimalist recordings and
instruments to full, loud, "if the Stones can do it,
so can I" rock and roll tunes. If you like Pollard or
Guided By Voices, Waved Out will having you humming
all day to the point where you can't focus on anything.
Including remembering to turn off the coffee pot, and
that could be a disaster.
Copyright © 1998 Matthew Arnold