Crystal Nuns Cathedral

Guided By Voices - Crystal Nuns Cathedral
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2022 Ratings: #72 / 330
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
Liked by 1 person
March 4, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
GBV Inc. / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
www.gbv.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

With Crystal Nuns Cathedral, Guided By Voices deliver a compelling statement and a thrilling testimony to the high artistry of Robert Pollard’s vision.

82
Spectrum Culture

It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but it’s much more satisfying to let yourself get carried away by the American midwest’s most prolific band taking one stab after another at writing and performing the perfect garage pop song.

80
Mojo

Thirty-five albums in, incredibly, GBV are still scaling new heights.

80
AllMusic

As with every Guided by Voices album, fans will find some songs excellent and some unmemorable, but Crystal Nuns Cathedral's steady approach and considered construction make for more keepers than duds, and one of the band's stronger entries.

70
Uncut

There's no revolutionary do-over taking place here, just solid, reliable indie rock from a songwriter who knocks it out with what's bordering on flippant ease.

NTTR
55

Guided by Voices - Crystal Nuns Cathedral

Genre: Indie Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 55% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 232th / 297

Highlight: Huddled

Made me think of:
Pavement
Sebadoh
The Who

MichaelLutjen
81

Whether you categorize them as indie rock giants, prolific players of power pop, hi-fi indie rockers, or something else, Guided By Voices are back with their 35th album. Let that sink in a minute… 35. And Crystal Nuns Cathedral very well may be their best in recent memory. It has everything you expect from Robert Pollard and company on full display. Mix in Travis Harrison’s stellar production, and you have an album that stands to push the rock envelope in a world where sticking to ... read more

CheapandLethal
65

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Added on: January 8, 2022