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How Do You Spell Heaven

Guided By Voices

How Do You Spell Heaven

Second record this year from Robert Pollard's indie rock group

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    This version of GbV can do more than just play Pollard's songs - they bring a tough but intelligent rock & roll swagger to the music
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  2. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    They have managed to return with a familiar sound that never comes across as contrived or parody, just plain spoken rock and roll, and manages to be more directly focused than April’s August By Cake. Done and dusted in a taut 37 minutes, a welcome return
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  3. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    With a batting average like Pollard’s, you can afford to take this many swings
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  4. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Some of these songs rank among the most intimate and earthbound in the band’s bottomless canon
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  5. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Affirms Pollard’s ability to write off-kilter-yet-addictive melodies remains undiminished after all these years
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  6. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Magical, raw rock'n'roll classicism. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    There isn't enough here to make How Do You Spell Heaven stand out from Guided By Voices' deep catalogue
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  8. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    A peppy selection of tracks that lacks the spark to push it to great heights
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