Earthquake Glue

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Earthquake Glue
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Studio album by Guided by Voices
Released August 19, 2003 (2003-08-19)
Recorded 2003
Genre Rock
Length 45:17
Label Matador
Producer Todd Tobias
Guided by Voices chronology
Universal Truths and Cycles
(2002)Universal Truths and Cycles2002
Earthquake Glue
(2003)
Half Smiles of the Decomposed
(2004)Half Smiles of the Decomposed2004

Earthquake Glue is the 14th record by Dayton, Ohio rock group Guided by Voices. Working titles for the album included "Model Prisoners of the 5 Sense Realm", "Live Like Kings Forever", and "All Sinners Welcome".[1] The first 25,000 copies were packaged in a numbered limited-edition digipak. Some copies of Earthquake Glue contained a golden ticket; people with a golden ticket were entitled to a free copy of the anthology box set Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[4]
Magnet 4.5/5 stars[5]
Uncut 3/5 stars[6]
Popmatters 2.5/5 stars[7]

Earthquake Glue met with some critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews and ratings from mainstream critics, the album received a metascore of 78, based on 20 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[2] Mark Deming of AllMusic said that it "may well be the most consistent and satisfying Guided By Voices album to date."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Pollard.

  1. "My Kind of Soldier" – 2:36
  2. "My Son, My Secretary, My Country" – 1:57
  3. "I'll Replace You with Machines" – 2:49
  4. "She Goes Off at Night" – 2:03
  5. "Beat Your Wings" – 4:47
  6. "Useless Inventions" – 2:53
  7. "Dirty Water" – 3:27
  8. "The Best of Jill Hives" – 2:42
  9. "Dead Cloud" – 3:12
  10. "Mix Up the Satellite" – 3:23
  11. "The Main Street Wizards" – 3:22
  12. "A Trophy Mule in Particular" – 2:19
  13. "Apology in Advance" – 2:32
  14. "Secret Star" – 4:42
  15. "Of Mites and Men" – 2:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guided by Voices Database: Earthquake Glue. Retrieved 29 July 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Earthquake Glue". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Earthquake Glue - Guided by Voices". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Carr, Eric (24 August 2003). "Guided By Voices: Earthquake Glue". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Magnet review
  6. ^ Uncut review
  7. ^ Popmatters review