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25 Years Ago: ‘Slanted and Enchanted’ Establishes Pavement as Indie Titans

Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Matador

As Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg were putting together 'Slanted and Enchanted,' they were also turning Pavement into a real band.

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries

Pavement Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness

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Pavement made the most of that short time together, making and releasing a handful of records that rank among the '90s' very best.

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Filed Under: Category: Galleries, Lists

20 Years Ago: Pavement Decides to ‘Brighten the Corners’ of Their Sound

Pavement Brighten the Corners
Matador

Pavement changed its approach for the band's fourth album, released in February 1997, rehearsing before the sessions and working with a pair of producers.

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50 Alternative Albums You Need to Own on Vinyl

50 Alternative Albums Any Self-Respecting Music Fan Should Own on Vinyl
Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Sure, you've heard Nirvana's 'Nevermind' and Wilco's 'Summerteeth' before. But have you heard them the way true audiophiles (and Jack White) prefer?

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Actual Pavement Members Join Pavement Cover Band at Nashville Show

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YouTube

There’s a Pavement covers band that calls themselves the Crooked Corners, and during a gig last week, they were joined on stage by Steve West and Bob Nastanovich.

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, Music, News, Videos

Album Review: Pavement, ‘The Secret History Vol. 1′

Pavement
Spiral Stairs Archive

Essentially a repackaging of rarities already compiled on the 2002 'Slanted and Enchanted' reissue, this release reveals little about the iconic band's legacy.

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Pavement 101: The Enduring Legacy of the ’90s Indie-Rock Greats

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Spiral Stairs Archive

Matador will release a series of Pavement compilations chronicling the band's decade-long career -- arguably one of the most influential to emerge in the ‘90s.

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Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus + Scott Kannberg Say They Could Have Been as Big as Weezer

Gail Butensky
Gail Butensky

In separate interviews, Pavement's Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg both say they could have been as big as Weezer.

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10 Best Album Closing Tracks

10 Best Album Closing Tracks
Kevork Djansezian / Frank Micelotta / Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Just as an album's opening song plays a pivotal part in a record's cycle, the closing track serves a similar and not totally unrelated purpose.

In a way, the final song is the summation of an LP's musical and thematic themes, a final word on the past 45 or so minutes...

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Stream Pavement’s ‘The Secret History, Vol. 1’ Rarities Collection

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Spiral Stairs Archive

'The Secret History, Vol. 1' is due out on Aug. 11 and, ahead of that day, it’s streaming on NPR.

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Filed Under: Category: Music, News, Songs

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