Let's Go Eat the Factory

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Let's Go Eat the Factory
Studio album by Guided by Voices
Released December 20, 2011 (iTunes Store)
January 1, 2012 (mail-order)
January 24, 2012 (retail)
Recorded 2011
Genre Indie rock
Length 41:44
Label Guided by Voices Inc. / Fire Records (UK)
Producer self-produced
Guided by Voices chronology
Half Smiles of the Decomposed
(2004)
Let's Go Eat the Factory
(2012)
Class Clown Spots a UFO
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Paste Magazine (8.4/10)[2]
Pop 'stache 3/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork (6.9/10)[4]

Let's Go Eat the Factory is the 16th album by Dayton, Ohio rock group Guided by Voices. The album is the first since their 2004 dissolution, and the first to feature the band's classic lineup since 1996's Under the Bushes Under the Stars.[5] The album was produced by the band and recorded at the homes of members Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, and Greg Demos. As with previous albums, it features the band's famously lo-fi 4-track sound as well as more modern production.

The album debuted at #17 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and #24 on Billboard's Tastemaker Albums chart. It eventually reached #8 on Heatseekers, #5 on Tastemaker Albums and #35 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Robert Pollard, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Laundry and Lasers"   2:38
2. "The Head"   1:10
3. "Doughnut for a Snowman"   1:44
4. "Spiderfighter" (Tobin Sprout) 3:35
5. "Hang Mr. Kite"   1:40
6. "God Loves Us"   1:28
7. "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" (Mitch Mitchell, Jim Pollard, R. Pollard, Sprout) 1:53
8. "Who Invented the Sun" (Sprout) 1:21
9. "The Big Hat and Toy Show" (Greg Demos, J. Pollard, R. Pollard) 2:12
10. "Imperial Racehorsing"   2:54
11. "How I Met My Mother"   1:02
12. "Waves" (Sprout) 3:22
13. "My Europa"   1:48
14. "Chocolate Boy"   1:31
15. "The Things That Never Need" (Sprout) 1:11
16. "Either Nelson"   2:04
17. "Cyclone Utilities (Remember Your Birthday)" (Mitchell, R. Pollard) 2:50
18. "Old Bones" (Sprout) 2:03
19. "Go Rolling Home" (Demos, R. Pollard) 0:34
20. "The Room Taking Shape" (Demos, R. Pollard) 0:43
21. "We Won't Apologize for the Human Race"   4:01
Total length:
41:44

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