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Mag Earwhig!
Artist: Guided By Voices
Format: CD
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''Mag Earwhig!'' is a 1997 (see 1997 in music) album release by indie rock band Guided by Voices. Following the dissolution of the "classic lineup," band-leader Robert Pollard hired Cleveland rockers Cobra Verde and formed a new GBV unit. This move was somewhat controversial among GBV fans, especially those who were loyal to the lo-fi lineups stretching back to the mid-1980s. ''Mag Earwhig!'' is a step-up in production from the band's trademark lo-fi sound; the Matador Records description of the record mentions that a first set of tracks were recorded with "a real producer," former Reivers leader John Croslin (who also produced Spoon's early records, and who is credited on this record as engineer rather than producer). A second session included "spontaneous, basement-sounding stuff." While the album includes a few tracks with the classic lineup ("Jane of the Waking Universe" being the last), the so-called "Guided by Verde" grouping is the album's dominant force. - Wikipedia

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