Tobin Sprout - The Universe and Me (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 186 MB | 00:36:24
Alternative, Indie Rock | Label: Burger Records
What George Harrison was to the Beatles and John Entwistle was to the Who, Tobin Sprout was to Guided by Voices a talented songwriter in a band that already had more celebrated and prolific tunesmiths. Given Robert Pollard's ability to crank out songs at a pace unknown to mere mortals, Sprout's songs rarely got the prominence they deserved during his time with GbV, but he was capable of generating a sweet wistfulness and yearning that his beery bandmate couldn't touch. Since the "classic lineup" of Guided by Voices collapsed in 2014, Sprout has laid low as a musician and songwriter, but 2017's The Universe and Me is a glorious reminder that he hasn't lost his touch.