Please Be Honest

Please Be Honest is the 23rd album by Dayton, Ohio, rock group Guided by Voices. It was released April 22, 2016, on Guided by Voices Inc. Robert Pollard wrote all the music and played every instrument on the record.[5]

Please Be Honest
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 22, 2016
StudioCyberteknics in Dayton, Ohio
GenreIndie rock
LabelGuided by Voices Inc.
Guided by Voices chronology
Cool Planet
Please Be Honest
August by Cake
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media5.9/10[3]
The A.V. ClubB+[4]
Consequence of SoundC+

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Robert Pollard.

1."My Zodiac Companion"2:12
2."Kid On a Ladder"1:47
3."Come On Mr. Christian"2:04
4."The Grasshopper Eaters"3:22
5."Glittering Parliaments"2:27
6."The Caterpillar Workforce"1:29
7."Sad Baby Eyes"0:35
8."The Quickers Arrive"2:56
9."Hotel X (Big Soap)"3:01
10."I Think a Telescope"2:30
11."Please Be Honest"2:05
12."Nightmare Jamboree"2:00
13."Unfinished Business"1:30
14."Defeatists' Lament"2:23
15."Eye Shop Heaven"3:00
Total length:33:21


  1. ^ "Please Be Honest by Guided By Voices". Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Please Be Honest - Guided by Voices". Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  3. ^ MacDonald, John (2016-04-21). "Guided By Voices: Please Be Honest". Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  4. ^ John Hugar (2016-04-22). "Guided By Voices' Please Be Honest : B+". album review. The A.V. Club.
  5. ^ "Guided By Voices Database". Retrieved 2016-09-05.