Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The 11 Best Pavement Songs (Album Tracks)
Okay, I will start off by saying this might be one of the hardest lists I've ever had to do. This was like having a lifeboat with 11 seats on a sinking ship filled with hundreds of little children. No matter what songs I picked, at least a dozen excellent songs were going to be excluded. So, I'm splitting the list in two. Today's list will be album tracks only. Tomorrow's list will feature non-album tracks and B-sides.
That said, today sees the re-release of Pavement's Wowee Zowee with about 700 extra tracks, including b-sides, demos, outtakes, live tracks, and church sermans. Upon it's original release, 11 years ago, it was seen as an unfocused mish-mosh of experimental mumbo jumbo...but like a good French Bordeaux, the album has aged well. Not the masterpiece in the vein of Crooked Crooked Rain or Slanted & Enchanted...but an underrated classic that sounds more relevent today than it did in its time.
To celebrate it's release, here are the The 11 Best Pavement Songs (Album Tracks):
1. Range Life (Crooked Crooked Rain)
2. In The Mouth of A Desert (Slanted & Enchanted)
3. Stereo (Brighten The Corners)
4. Elevate Me Later (Crooked Crooked Rain)
5. Trigger Cut (Slanted & Enchanted)
6. Stop Breathin' (Crooked Crooked Rain)
7. Unfair (Crooked Crooked Rain)
8. Grounded (Wowee Zowee)
9. Here (Slanted & Enchanted)
10. Anne Don't Cry (Terror Twilight)
11. Transport Is Arranged (Brighten The Corners)