I tend to apply blew my mind
to things that didn’t really blow my mind, but when used to describe what was originally Robert Pollard's hobby, Guided By Voices, and this rerelease of 1992's Propeller
(and while we’re at it, last year’s alleged swan song, Half Smiles of the Decomposed
), “blew my mind” is sort of an understatement. Perhaps some will take that as an overstatement, but I can't get over the band's perfect lo-fi four-track recordings that encompass the expansive sounds of psychedelic pop, prog-rock, post-punk and on a more basic level, like the indie-rock era they came from, the Sebadoh, Pavement, Mudhoney-saturated '90s.