Wednesday, March 14, 2018

RE-SCORE: Boston Spaceships: Brown Submarine (2008)

TOTAL SCORE: 41, AVG: 2.93

Using my new scoring method (Details can be found here), I wanted to tackle my previous entries for the Boston Spaceships before covering the final two albums that I have yet to cover. In my original review I noted how exciting this was for GBV fans since this could have been the start of a new flagship band for Robert Pollard. We now know that this wouldn't be the case as Boston Spaceships would eventually bow out after five amazing records and the Guided By Voices name (and members) would eventually come back. That being said, Boston Spaceships is without a doubt the best ever side-project of Pollard's and it all started out with the wonderful Brown Submarine...


    In my previous post on this album, 13 of the album's 14 songs made the playlist. Nothing here ranked "Among Bob's Best" and Go For the Exit was promoted to "Gems" at the last moment after a few re-listens. That being said, this is still a solid album. Here is the updated ranking:

    Among Bob's Best
    -- none

    Gems
    14 - Go For The Exit

    Almost Gems
    01 Winston's Atomic Bird
    07 Zero Fix
    09 Andy Playboy

    They're Good
    02 Brown Submarine
    03 You Satisfy Me
    04 Ate It Twice
    05 Two Girl Area
    11 Soggy Beavers

    They're OK
    06 North 11 A.M.
    08 Psych Threat
    10 Rat Trap
    12 Ready To Pop

    Could Live Without
    13 Still In Rome

    Toss-Offs & Throwaways
    -- none

    Given the scoring above, the album would get 41 points total (and an average of 2.93). 

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