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Lost & Found: All That We Want Is Pavement

Pavement always had this certain quality, like they could've been your buddy's band, except way better.

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Five Best Pavement Cover Songs

Twenty-two years ago today, Pavement released one of indie-rock's most defining albums, 'Slanted and Enchanted.'

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‘Wowee Zowee’ – A Look Back on Pavement’s Most Complicated Album

‘Slanted and Enchanted’ made Pavement one of indie rock’s coolest underground bands.

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Pavement’s ‘Brighten the Corners’ – A Look Back at a Classic Album

Following 1994’s milestone ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’ album, Pavement were at a crucial point in their career. They became music snobs’ favorite new band thanks to the fractured art-rock and lyrical/musical discord of their 1992 debut album, ‘Slanted and Enchanted.’ But then they surprised everyone with a set of songs with super-catchy melodies that, gulp, sounded an awful lot like pop music on ‘Crooked Rain.’ They countered that a year later when they made ‘Wowee Zowee,’ their most messed-up and demanding album.

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14 Years Ago: Pavement’s ‘Terror Twilight’ Album Released

Pavement’s last album, 1999’s ‘Terror Twilight,’ sounds like a last album. Their previous record, 1997’s ‘Brighten the Corners,’ was a return, after the stoned and cold experimentalism of ‘Wowee Zowee,’ to the sharp songcraft and tight turns the band navigated on 1994’s ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.’ ‘Terror Twilight,’ their fifth album, is all hands-in-the-air giving up, a sign that the group had run its course and there was not much, if anything, left to say.

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‘Slanted and Enchanted’ – A Look Back on Pavement’s Indie-Rock Landmark

Before Pavement’s debut album, ‘Slanted and Enchanted,’ came out on April 20, 1992, the band had already released a handful of EPs and a single.

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19 Years Ago: Pavement’s ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’ Album Released

Everyone agrees that Pavement’s 1992 debut album, ‘Slanted and Enchanted,’ is a milestone record in the history of indie rock, an undisputed classic, one of the few original works of the past quarter century, blah blah blah. But ‘Slanted’’s follow-up, ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain,’ is the better album, a tuneful exercise in noise-rock restraint and myth crumbling.

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Pavement: Points of Departure

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No band is an island. The best songwriters tend to be sponge-like soaker-uppers of music, film, fine art, literature and other forms of culture, be they popular or obscure, and these influences often find their way into the music, helping listeners branch out and develop new interests. W

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