Between the demise of The Pixies and the "The Year Punk Broke" (1991, with Nirvana's Nevermind), Pavement released their first LP Slanted and Enchanted (Luxe & Reduxe 2CD Edition) to wild critical acclaim. I bought said album at the time (hey! I did whatever the NME told me to!) but found only around 4 tracks to my taste on it and quickly brought it at the local Tape & Record Exchange. Here is a 24-track compilation album of the 6 or 7 albums Pavement released before splitting. The fans allegedly decided the track listing and the result is very good. US 1990s alternative rock in excelsis. Lo-Fi but not amateurish, indie but with an ear for tunes, quiet/loud but not to the point of formulaic, Pavement are surely among the greats of indie rock. And my favorite tracks from Slanted and Enchanted are on the album.
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