Pavement

TrackAlbum / EP
Black OutWowee Zowee
Conduit For Sale!Slanted And Enchanted
Cut Your HairCrooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Debris SlidePerfect Sound Forever EP
Father To A Sister Of ThoughtWowee Zowee
Lions (Linden)Watery, Domestic EP
Spit On A StrangerTerror Twilight
StereoBrighten The Corners
Trigger CutSlanted And Enchanted
Zurich Is StainedSlanted And Enchanted

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Contributor: Nairn Davidson

It’s easy enough picking ten Pavement songs. What’s trickier is working out where they fit in the pantheon. They wore their influences boldly, and made no secret who they were in thrall to. Oh well, whatever. The popular misconception is that Pavement didn’t try hard. What they actually did was make it look very easy. Start with Slanted And Enchanted, then move on to Wowee Zowee – the obsessive fans’ go-to album.

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks website

Pavement biography (iTunes)

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4 Comments

  1. Rob Crilly
    Jul 19, 2013

    Surely you’d have to have Summer Babe (Winter Version) in there, no?

  2. Jon Sanwell
    Jul 20, 2013

    “They made it look very easy.” Pavement, the Dimitar Berbatov of rock.

  3. Nick Worrall
    Aug 28, 2013

    Gotta have ‘Here’ in there, and ‘Summer Babe’. ‘In The Mouth a Desert’ has one of finest intros in rock.

  4. Stephen Lawrence
    Aug 30, 2013

    This should surely be in any Pavement top 10: Secret Knowledge Of Backroads

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