• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 1999
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  1. Though it's hard not to miss the gloriously messy sprawl of Pavement at their peak, this carefully crafted, languid recasting of their signature sound is effective and winds up as a fitting, bittersweet farewell for the best band of the '90s.
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  1. Jul 19, 2011
    10
    I didn't think they could do it again that late in their career,bearing in mind they split soon after,but low & behold Pavement suceededI didn't think they could do it again that late in their career,bearing in mind they split soon after,but low & behold Pavement suceeded ,writers block being what it is.Most of the old ingredients are there,(important for what is essentially a cult band),warped/strange world view,expressed with cryptic lyrics,odd time changes and weird arrangements.This record works well as an overall concept a lot like their spiritual buddies the Flaming Lips,unlike that band though ,Pavements sounds are driven through with the lo-fi ethos that has characterised their career,sonics may get big but not so big they commit that fatal error of sideshowing the songs and the performers. Full Review »