Wednesday, October 07, 2020

RE:SCORE - Guided By Voices: Forever Since Breakfast (1986)

TOTAL SCORE: 15, AVG: 2.14

Back in January of 2006 I originally reviewed this early EP and enthusiastically declared that GBV were rocking from the very beginning. Forever Since Breakfast is alright, but today it is even more clear how un-GBV it sounds. Especially in light of the hoard of releases in recent years, and where the line between Robert Pollard solo releases are blurred with GBV-proper, and how it is almost impossible to define how GBV sounds, this EP still is not that sound...
    As a curiosity of how the band sounded in the early days, and to be surprised by how polished this EP appears, it is definitely worth checking out. Hunting down a copy of the Hardcore UFO's box set for solely this, however, is not recommended. 

    here is the updated ranking:

    Among Bob's Best
    -- none

    -- none

    Almost Gems
    -- none

    They're Good
    01 Land of Danger
    04 Sometimes I Cry
    07 The Other Place

    They're OK
    02 Let's Ride
    05 She Wants to Know

    Could Live Without
    03 Like I Do
    06 Fountain of Youth

    Toss-Offs & Throwaways
    -- none

    Given the scoring above, the album would get 48 points total (and an average of 2.14). 

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