Isolation Drills

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Isolation Drills
Studio album by Guided by Voices
Released April 10, 2001
Recorded 2000
Genre Indie rock
Length 47:12
Label TVT
Producer Rob Schnapf
Guided by Voices chronology
Do the Collapse
(1999)
Isolation Drills
(2001)
Universal Truths and Cycles
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 7/10 stars[3]

Isolation Drills is the twelfth album by Dayton, Ohio indie rock group Guided by Voices. It was their second and final LP released under TVT Records and their second to feature a major rock producer in Rob Schnapf. The album was also their first to chart on the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #168.[4] "Skills Like This" was featured on the ESPN Ultimate X Soundtrack compilation album. "Glad Girls" was nominated for the High Times "Pot Song of the Year" award.[5] The album notably features instrumental contributions from Elliott Smith. "Chasing Heather Crazy" was named the 319th best song of the decade by Pitchfork Media.[6] In 2014, the album was ranked No. 92 on PopMatters' list of the Best Albums of the '00s.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Pollard.

  1. "Fair Touching" – 3:07
  2. "Skills Like This" – 2:47
  3. "Chasing Heather Crazy" – 2:53
  4. "Frostman" – 0:55
  5. "Twilight Campfighter" – 3:07
  6. "Sister, I Need Wine" – 1:40
  7. "Want One" – 1:48
  8. "The Enemy" – 4:53
  9. "Unspirited" – 2:25
  10. "Glad Girls" – 3:49
  11. "Run Wild" – 3:48
  12. "Pivotal Film" – 3:10
  13. "How's My Drinking" – 2:38
  14. "The Brides Have Hit Glass" – 2:51
  15. "Fine to See You" – 3:16
  16. "Privately" – 4:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark (2001-04-03). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork.com. 2001-03-31. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Artist Chart History - Guided by Voices". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Guided By Voices with the Bloodthirsty Lovers". IndyWeekly.com. 2002-04-10. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 500-201". Pitchfork.com. Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  7. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/feature/186439-the-100-best-albums-of-the-00s-100-81/P1/