💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

DiS has spoken and Hot Fuss is not that good really:


This week is an album that was probably my favourite of all time at one point in the 90s - it’s Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain


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Best track. Note the opening track is not called Silence Kit:

  • Silence Kid
  • Elevate Me Later
  • Stop Breathin
  • Cut Your Hair
  • Newark Wilder
  • Unfair
  • Gold Soundz
  • 5-4=Unity
  • Range Life
  • Heaven Is A Truck
  • Hit The Plane Down
  • Fillmore Jive

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Nest week’s album:

  • De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
  • Blondie - Parallel Lines
  • Dinosaur Jr. - You’re Living All Over Me
  • Orbital - In Sides
  • Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

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Almost a perfect album EXCEPT for ‘Hit The Plane Down’. Spiral Stairs fuck off.


I don’t mind that song but totally get why people aren’t into it :sweat_smile:


It’s great but Slanted and Enchanted has always been my go to Pavement album. 9.


What he said.

Also, having to chose between Unknown Pleasures and In Sides :open_mouth:

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It’s the best Pavement album by a long way.
That should annoy loads of people :smiley:

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Don’t think I’ve listened to it in full in at least ten years. Must dig out Malkmus’ throwaway description of it in the Pavement biography, he doesn’t think much of it either.

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Despite living with a huuuuge Pavement fan I’m not sure I’ve ever listened to this one.

It’ll have to have some proper MONSTER tracks on it to approach being as loved by me as Terror Twilight, Brighten the Corners and Wowee Zowee.

10/10, though not quite the best Pavement album. First album of theirs I got in to, which perhaps explains why I hold it in higher esteem than some. FWIW: Zowee > Crooked Rain > Slanted > Corners > Terror.

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Actually looking at the track listing I think it must be Slanted I’ve not heard. I certainly know a lot of the songs, but I never reach for it.

  1. Wowee Zowee
  2. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  3. Brighten The Corners
  4. Slanted And Enchanted
  5. Terror Twilight

That’s my preference there.


Been a while since I’ve done one of these

Wowee Zowee > S+E > CR,CR >>>>> BtC > TT

Still a NINE

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Not my favourite Pavement album but still an easy 10. Love it and have so many good memories associated with it. Makes me a bit sad tbh, lost youth and all that.


Not as good as Slanted but still v good

Most consistent Pavement album, maybe not my favourite but probably the one I’d reach for if I felt like listening to Pavement.

As mentioned, hit the plane down is annoying and the only blemish.

For the record:

  1. Crooked Rain
  2. Slanted And Enchanted
  3. Wowee Zowee
  4. Westing By Musket And Sextant

Haven’t listened to the others

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This is some trolling.

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Hang, let’s see if I can go one better…

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