Band of the year award must go to the ever dependable rock legends Guided By Voices as they release their 2nd (!) album of 2017, the impressive How Do You Spell Heaven.
As it is, even if all they had done this year was the 32-track tour de force that was August By Cake, we the card carrying true blue rock music lovers would already be properly satisfied but here comes How Do You Spell Heaven to up the ante and how!
This current lineup of Robert Pollard, Kevin March, Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr. and Mark Shue is certainly proving that the best years of GBV are ahead and not behind – and certainly this is as powerful as the best of their 90s work – who else can say that in 2017?
If like us, you cling on to the salvation of POWER POP ROCK N ROLL in whatever form or substance you choose to celebrate and worship, then Guided By Voices is its most potent force – prolific and lazer sharp – one of the rare occasions where more is definitely, more!
… still there’s more …