Boston Spaceships, 'The Planets Are Blasted' (Guided by Voices Inc.)

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by Rob O'connor

The point of forming a band is to capture an alchemy that's greater than the individual elements, but ex–Guided by Voices singer Robert Pollard's latest "group" -- featuring guitarist-bassist Chris Slusarenko and Elliott Smith drummer John Moen -- stirs up no such magic. Instead, their second album is a limp, loose affiliation of trebly guitar riffs, independently minded drums, and Pollard's echoing stream-of-conscious- ness vocals. "Catherine From Mid October" hits on a sweet melody, but Pollard desperately needs a producer who can flesh out and orchestrate his (very) rough sketches.

Listen: Boston Spaceships, "Big O Gets An Earful" (DOWNLOAD MP3)

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