Pavement -- Brighten The Corners

Matador

Written for the 1997 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll

Long after their moment as indie heroes has faded into the inevitable fickleness, they not only rebound from the underrated Wowee Zowee and make what might be their best, most consistent record yet. I don't care how literate Steve Malkmus' words are -- I just need my ration of guitar parts I can sing along with. And as an extra added bonus, more honest-to-god hooks than ever before. However, from here on out, those who never got Pavement will never get them.

--Jim Connelly

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