PAVEMENT ALBUMS, RANKED
I'm a white guy in his 30s, so this list is essensh (essential). Pavement's output for me was from ages 15 - 22, formative indie rock years.
- •Crooked Rain, Crooked RainThis was the first album I heard and still holds on to my heart especially with "Stop Breathing", "Gold Sounds", and "Range Life".
- •Wowee ZoweeI had this on cassette and would listen to it in my blue Subaru station wagon around town and road trips. It is a little shitty and a little great. Its intertwined with so many many memories that I just can't quit the country twang and various punk/psychedelia.
- •Slanted And EnchantedThis is the favorite of most and I love it. Catch me on another day and this might be in the 1 or 2 spot, but you also have to be in the mood for its slightly more lofi heartfelt nonsense.
- •Brighten The CornersStill some great tunes, but they are starting to clean up their act a bit too much for me here.
- •Westing (By Musket And Sextant)its actually a compilation of various b-sides, 7-inch releases, and refuse, but I like it more than Terror Twilight, so here she is. Worth it for "Box Elder".
- •Terror TwilightJust, not right. This production style doesn't work for Pavement. I don't hate it, but I also don't care about it
- •BONUS: Watery, DomesticMy fave of the EPs. Pretty and almost heartbreaking even tho you don't know what Malmus is talking about.