Somewhere, a cloistered fringe group is offering devotions to Guided by Voices and its leader Robert Pollard, elevating the band to the status of prophet. These cultists--and they must be out there--believe that future generations will be able to predict weather changes, natural disasters, and the rise and fall of the antichrist by deciphering the collected releases of this prolific indie outfit. How else to explain the aphasic logic of a lyric like "Coded Ancient/Oh brightness we shall see/Loaded up and at night/We shall flee," one of Pollard's typical pronouncements (from the track "Things I Will Keep"... More >>>