Slanted and Enchanted

Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
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Based on 4 reviews
1992 Ratings: #18 / 352
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Based on 545 ratings
1992 Ratings: #13
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You slant and enchant me Mr. Malkmus

Slanted and Enchanted is the one Pavement album I struggle to like as much as some others. I am a MASSIVE Pavement fan. I love these guys, and they have made some of my favorite songs of all time. They are so endlessly catchy and timeless and they pretty much always put me in a good mood. I can totally see the influence with this album, and I get why people like it a lot, but for me it doesn’t hit the right spot as some other Pavement albums. ... read more
Pavement’s debut is widely considered to be one of the most influential indie albums of all time. and i can definitively hear how it influenced many later bands. the lofi production that manages to be charmingly low quality without sounding like absolute shit is used by many artists nowadays. the more laid back approach to vocals is also a pretty common thing now. i really like this album. it just feels very comforting. it feels familiar even though i’ve never heard it before but ... read more
Score edit: 21--> 78

why did i hate this

this album is dorky, fun and catchy and it really brings the best out of the 90s slacker spirit
the only criticism of the album is that it sounds too much like the fall but the album is nonetheless good
Pavement are granted a great deal of praise from those familiar with their signature sound, being hailed as one of the bands that really influenced music moving forward during this time period. Their debut album, Slanted and Enchanted, has a sound that is readily heard throughout the rest of the 90's and beyond, but as many will tell you it also shares features with music that came before it. This can sometimes be the trap of framing artists' importance based on their influence, given the ... read more
My uncle is the craziest Pavement fan I will probably ever meet. I remember when I was 13 and quite vividly him showing me Silver Jews just to get an idea of how mind altering and earth shattering Pavement was. Five years later and I still (basically) say to this day: "RAWR XD SILVER JEWS>PAVEMENT MAJOR UWU"

He hasn't texted me in over a year.
The end.
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