English Little League

Guided By Voices - English Little League
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2013 Ratings: #694 / 1023
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Based on 7 ratings
April 30, 2013 / Release Date
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Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Consequence of Sound

It’s an exhaustive album that packs a clown car full of guttural manifestos (“Xeno Pariah”), Beatles piano ballads (“The Sudden Death of Epstein’s Ways”), and guttural ballads with the occasional piano (“Reflections In A Metal Whistle”).

75
A.V. Club

English Little League continues that even-keel trend, and goes a long way in setting the group’s new/old lineup in stone. 

70
DIY

It's patchy, but when 'English Little League' is good, it's great.

68
Pitchfork

English Little League, like so many GBV albums before it, gathers a couple all-timers and a few respectably jagged pop-rockers together with several total trainwrecks and calls it an LP. 

60
AllMusic

The three records the band did in 2012 are all stronger collections, but this is hardly a failure. One just has to search a little harder to find the good songs this time.

60
Paste

Nothing to hate here, but not a whole lot to love, either.

60
PopMatters

English Little League just misses greatness, but if it’s not the best album they’ve put out since early 2012, it’s certainly the most interesting, the most willing to take risks. 

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Added on: April 1, 2013