Not that strong a swimmer. While the genre experiments make for a few bright spots and it's really well recorded, none passed the ol' grey whistle test for me. More an artefact of a novelty phase for the band, there's good reason this wasn't stamped GbV.
I'm not here to be a jerk because I don't ever like to knock down my fellow GBV fans, but Cash Rivers absolutely blows this stuff away man..! A higher bar of quality.... are you sure you're listening to the correct album brother!!! Cash Rivers stomps ALL over this filler crap! Come on man! Not sure if you are a newer fan of GBV or not, but WOW.... I would really like to believe Bob would agree with me on that! Back in '02-'03 when Truths and Cycles came out and everyone was complaining, I just happened to have been in the hospital because I was hit by a van while Land Surveying and I made my mom go to the record store and get me that album because I had tickets to see them at Club Congress in Tucson, AZ and because I was in a damn coma.... I missed it! And I told my buddy that Universal was the absolute best album that I ever heard Bob put out!! And a few weeks later my buddy sent me an article with Bob stating that Universal Truths and Cycles was HIS favorite album of all GBV releases, so I'd like to think that we have the same sort of taste and ideas about what a great album is! I'm not hating on Cub Scouts, but better than Cash Rivers..... I'm sorry brother but I'm not too sure how familiar you are with their entire catalog of work.... or should I say, Bob's entire catalog of work!! I could name 15-20 albums that blow this cute Cub Scout filler album WAY out of the water! 🙄🙄
Beb be bubby boves a baboon, beb be bubby boves a baboon. The genius never stops and he literally drools out magical songs. Not as much of a side project as a groping of songs that fit well together that are in a different style than GBV. The fun of Cash Rivers but with a higher bar of quality. Not a record to skip if you love GBV/Robert Pollard, Etc.