I’ve been covering Pavement’s albums over the last week or so – revisiting their five albums has helped me to appreciate them more, and how full of ideas their albums are. They’re definitely a strong contender for the best guitar band of the 1990’s – all of their albums were released in the 1990s, and their work encapsulates the ironic, post-modern, slacker rock that the 1990s is arguably remembered for.
Pavement’s five albums are all different in character.
1992’s Slanted and Enchanted is lo fi and ragged
1994’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain is a nod to classic rock.
1995’s Wowee Zowee is long and sprawling
1997’s Brighten The Corners is mellow and relaxed.
1999’s Terror Twilight is mellow and textural, with Stephen Malkmus collaborating with producer Nigel Godrich.
Pavement’s catalogue is even enough that I’m sure all of their albums have supporters. Do you have a favourite – vote below, and let us all know why in the comments.