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messy, sloppy and twisted,
This review is from: Slanted And Enchanted (Audio CD)
Yes its messy, yes the recording sloppy and yes the songs are all twisted up - but its all simply genius.
The scruffy, messy sound just makes the interweaving melodies and cryptic lyrics all the more interesting.
Melodic, subdued, contemplative, exciting, crazy and simply sublime in places - this truly is a classic of the genre. 'Here' isnt the usual fayre for a debut album and 'Zurich is stained' is far too mid tempo and restrained for a fledgling rock band.
I never really appreciated the huge influence Pavement had on popular post grunge rock and indie music until I listened to the tribute compilation "Everything's ending here" (which is a truly awesome listen - even if your not a Pavement fan).
After listening to bands like Beulah you can see how it is infected the fabric of modern indie rock.
This album isn't for everyone - particularly if you like well produced, clear, crisp and clean music - but anyone with an ear for a hook and that lo-fi aesthetic it is a must have along with Guided by Voices Bee Thousand.