Stephen Malkmus - Stephen Malkmus
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  • Summary: The debut solo release from the former leader of indie-rock legends Pavement.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
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  1. 100
    Stephen Malkmus sounds like a great unmade Pavement album polished to within an inch of its life.
  2. This is silly stuff, obviously, but it's a welcome return to the giddy wit that had dimmed as Pavement tried to contort itself into a conventional rock band.
  3. Beyond the bookish lyrics, Malkmus has composed an album of brilliant songs, with creative intros, off-kilter arrangements, and well-placed effects.
  4. A swell record: personal but easy-going, distinctive, with a lot of picaresque personal narratives occasionally conveyed through exaggerated fantasy elements.
  5. An accessible, if far from revolutionary, work.
  6. The new disc has a feeling of renewal, a sense of freedom, and perhaps even fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10