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Crooked Rain Crooked Rain [Import]

Pavement Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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On their second full-length album (not counting a compilation of early singles and EPs), Pavement emerge from the noisy clang and clutter to reveal the once-hidden songcraft and passion that made their previous recordings so mysteriously fascinating. The mystery may have receded on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, but the fascination increases, for this album confirms what we only suspected before: Pavement are a great rock & roll band. The two Stockton, California, slackers who founded the band in 1989 have mastered the pop alchemy of transforming the collision of impatient youthful desires and a hostile world into aching, melodic vocals and driving, melodic guitar riffs. The band's cofounders use an element of suspense to illustrate just how fragile romantic optimism really is. When Steve Malkmus yearns for a human connection in his suburban community ("Silence Kid," "Range Life") or in the alternative-rock scene ("Cut Your Hair," "Fillmore Jive"), the elegant melodies let us know that the yearning is unironic, while the unstable guitars let us know the prospects are bleak. On the album's last song, they bid "good-night to the rock & roll era" even as they're giving it a new lease on life. --Geoffrey Himes

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By Jon G
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
This is a great heavy-duty vinyl pressing. I've now owned this on three formats and this is the best! Very happy with the price also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good April 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" has a lot of great tracks, a few good tracks, and no bad tracks. "Silence Kit", "Newark Wilder", and "Range Life" are ok, while "Elevate Me Later", "Cut Your Hair", "Unfair", and "Fillmore Jive" are great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crooked Rain-No Pain March 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
I picked this title up on the recommendations of customer reviews. It only took once or twice thru to totally get into this album. It has become one of those albums which will always be on hand to listen to. No need to name single songs that are excellent over the others. Each song has its own qualities which makes it a complete composition. This is one of the finest.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars this albums explains a lot March 8 2006
Format:Audio CD
Seriously kids, I don't know where any of you were in the 90's but it's 2006 and this album still beats the s**t out of anything I have heard from the genre in recent years.
I bought this album on a whim (never heard the band) and went home to lie down (shortly after a serious car accident and many pain killers). I let the CD play through about 7 times then I finally had to shut it off.
For real - listen to this album and you will realize why the name PAVEMENT was dropped by so many great artists of the late 90's - tough on the ears at first but chock full of staying power in the long run, which is what really matters. This album will always remain in my top 10 of all time.
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