Lost Planets & Phantom Voices A solo pop dream by Guided by Voices' Sprout: gorgeously languid melodies, tight-throated vocals that convey sincer-ity, and lyrics flicking back and forth between poeticism… Lost Planets & Phantom Voices A solo pop dream by Guided by Voices' Sprout: gorgeously languid melodies, tight-throated vocals that convey sincer-ity, and lyrics flicking back and forth between poeticism… 2003-02-25 Tobin Sprout
Music Review

Lost Planets & Phantom Voices (2003)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 25, 2003; Lead Performance: Tobin Sprout

A solo pop dream by Guided by Voices' Sprout: gorgeously languid melodies, tight-throated vocals that convey sincer-ity, and lyrics flicking back and forth between poeticism and pleasant wiftiness. All right, most of the lyrics are wifty (''Doctor No. 5 has his feet in the spray/Doctor No. 6 has to work all day''), but when Sprout is both tuneful and coherent, as on the effulgent ''All Those Things We've Done,'' he achieves pure bliss.

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Originally posted Mar 14, 2003 Published in issue #700 Mar 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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