I haven't voted cause I don't know anything about GBV. So I'm a total music novice. What album should I be listening to get these guys?
Bee Thousand. Alien Lanes. Under the Bushes Under the Stars.
Guided by Voices (Robert Pollard and whoever is playing with him, this time Tobin Sprout, Mitch and some other dudes) have made a whole lot of music, like, Lil Wayne numbers. It's tough to digest. But in a way it's sort of easy to digest in this situation, because Bob said they're playing stuff from their heyday, which is basically those three albums.
They (hopefully) will play more popular stuff from other stages, but that's definitely the starting point. From there I would do all the studio albums, starting with Devil Between My Toes. Some of that shit's hard to track down. There are also hundreds of self-released albums, eps, compilation tracks, b-sides, etc.
Fuck, I need to just make a GBV playlist. That's on my agenda when I get my computer back from the shop.