American Water

Silver Jews - American Water
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1998 Ratings: #19 / 92
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
1998 Ratings: #32
October 20, 1998 / Release Date
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Drag City / Label
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ThrowBackG
100
Me and this album go way back. Perhaps longer with it than without. I could talk about this album for hours honestly. If I could describe this album in one word for convince it would be "conversational" Its one of the most honest records I'll ever listen to. No bullshit what so ever, organic perhaps? Any metaphors, wordplay, convictions ect are explained one way or another in some capacity. Anything confusing or even egotistical gets ironed out by the end so you get the feeling of ... read more
snarekickblues
100
This is deadass the greatest album ever, please @ me
MySoftBulletin
86
a friendly reminder that pitchfork originally gave this album a 9.9 back in '98
SoundAura
94
If you love Pavement, then American Water will sure click with you upon the very first listen. It’s instrumentations are interesting and melodic with just the right amount of quirkiness from Malkmus. It’s as if Malkmus channeled his inner weirdness from Slanted and Enchanted and fused it into this new project and who wouldn’t love that. A masterpiece.
squeejie
92
the soundtrack to the life of your cool uncle whose apartment smells like cigarette smoke and let you drink coca-cola for breakfast as a kid
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Track List

  1. Random Rules 
  2. Smith & Jones Forever 
  3. Night Society 
  4. Federal Dust 
  5. People 
  6. Blue Arrangements 
  7. We Are Real 
  8. Send In The Clouds 
  9. Like Like The The The Death 
  10. Buckingham Rabbit 
  11. Honk If You're Lonely 
  12. The Wild Kindness
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