Containing 21 tracks, Guided By Voices’s latest effort seems a bit long. It’s not a concept record, there actually doesn’t even seem to be much of a common theme in the record at all, in lyrical content or musical composition. The hodge-podge flow of the record gives the feeling that the songs aren’t quite fully developed. Coupled with the band’s trademark lo-fi recording technique — though they did employ some modern practices at moments — the record sounds more like a demo than a cohesive effort. For people unfamiliar with the band, this might not be the best record to acquaint yourself. Older fans will likely find plenty to like about it, especially since it’s the first record featuring the original lineup since 1996’s “Under the Bushes, Under the Stars.” A number of gems are scattered throughout the record, but it’s up to the listener to wade through the material to find them. As the status of the band as early pioneers of indie rock stands, “Let’s Go Eat The Factory,” serves as more of a side note than a return to form.