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May 1, 2020

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Pavement | Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

May 1, 2020

During their ten-year stint as a recording band, Pavement showcased a talent for evolutionary steps with markedly small adjustments. On paper, there are a lot of commonalities between Slanted & Enchanted — their lo-fi, noisy 1992 debut album, plenty canon-worthy in its own right — and it’s follow-up, 1994’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. But by simplifying the arrangements and cutting out some sound, Pavement’s sophomore effort embodies a new approach, developing a slackerish aesthetic that diverges into a chic sound that would…

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