Saturday, May 31, 2008
Pavement - Brighten The Corners
One of my favorite bands of all time. This is the first album I listened to of theirs, simply unlike anything I had ever heard. Malkmus' way of twisting the pronunciation of words is so irresistibly catchy. I mean the man invented a way of singing no one to my knowledge has ever done before. This like all of Pavements music seems to be clumsily perfect, in other words "organized chaos". From the first listen to the first track "Stereo" I was hooked. Sometimes at work or out somewhere the question "What about the voice of Getty Lee? How did it get so high? I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy? - I know him, and he does." flies out of my brain cells and I think one thing - Genius-. But the real stylistic gem for me is -Transport Is Arranged-. Every word leaves you in suspended animation with your mouth open. At least for me, its not that these are extraordinary lyrics, they are actually really simple. Malkmus has always made the hard seem attainable. And for all this praise, this isn't even their best record. Please enjoy.