The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics


REVIEW: Guided By Voices – ‘How Do You Spell Heaven’ (GBV Ltd.)

Guided By Voices’ 24th studio album is refreshingly accessible, and as good an entry point as any for a newcomer.

REVIEW: Guided By Voices – ‘Please Be Honest’ (GBV Ltd.)

by Ed Biggs Coming just a couple of months after its lead singer’s last solo album, Please Be Honest is the 23rd by the indie institution / saga that is Guided By Voices. In their 30-year career that’s seen dozens of line-up changes, their Fading Captain Robert Pollard has been the only constant figure on the good ship GBV in a rotating cast of faithful musical fellow-travellers and occasional deckhands.