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Half Smiles of the Decomposed


Download links and information about Half Smiles of the Decomposed by Guided By Voices. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 42:23 minutes.

Artist: Guided By Voices
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 42:23
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No. Title Length
1. Everyone Thinks I'm a Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking) 3:20
2. Sleep Over Jack 3:04
3. Girls of Wild Strawberries 2:30
4. Gonna Never Have to Die 2:17
5. Window of My World 2:58
6. Closets of Henry 2:31
7. Tour Guide At the Winston Churchill Memorial 3:02
8. Asia Minor 2:23
9. Sons of Apollo 4:04
10. Sing for Your Meat 4:03
11. Asphyxiated Circle 2:50
12. A Second Spurt of Growth 2:46
13. (S)mothering and Coaching 3:21
14. Huffman Prairie Flying Field 3:14



Retiring the name Guided by Voices is merely a technicality. The "band" has always been Robert Pollard and a revolving, shifting cast. He has since continued as a "solo" act and with his "band," Boston Spaceships, both of which would be difficult to tell apart in a blindfold test. In the end, the arrangements may be slightly different, but it always comes back to Pollard's British-inspired vocals, his stream-of-consciousness lyrics, and his knack for a Brit-invasion, new-wave-styled melody. Half Smiles of the Decomposed is the "final" GBV album, but it doesn't play much like a final chapter. It sounds like a mere continuation of everything the band has always accomplished. "Sleep Over Jack" stretches towards post-punk territory with electronic blips and jump-cut vocal edits. "Girls of Wild Strawberries" is the imaginary hit single. Several tunes ("Sons of Apollo," Sing for Your Meat") sail over the four-minute mark. "Window of My World" bends towards Pollard's acoustic side. Pollard remains strong until the end. And then some.