Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
by Pavement

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Track Listing

1 Silence Kit
2 Elevate Me Later
3 Stop Breathin
4 Cut Your Hair
5 Newark Wilder
6 Unfair
7 Gold Soundz
8 5 - 4 = Unity
9 Range Life
10 Heaven's a Truck
11 Hit the Plane Down
12 Fillmore Jive

Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: June 1999
  • Label: Matador (record label)
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: No One Else
  • Engineer: Mark Venezia
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (2/24/94, p.55) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - " album that's darker and more beguiling than their heralded previous efforts....CROOKED RAIN's clean production and insidiously catchy melodies hardly signify that Pavement have sold out--if anything, their vision is more warped and caustic than before...."

Rolling Stone (p.94) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[S]uperbly crafted rock that only seemed splayed at the edges."

Rolling Stone (p.154) - Included in Rolling Stone's The 10 Best Reissues & Anthologies Of 2004 - "[T]welve songs of stumbling majesty, cutting jangle and instinctive perfection."

Spin (9/99, p.150) - Ranked #62 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Spin (12/94, p.78) - Ranked #13 in Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of The Year' - "...magic....New York punk with extra bend..."

Spin (pp.115-16) - "[I]t now stands as not just Pavement's best record, but probably the single greatest indie-rock record ever made." - Grade: A+

Entertainment Weekly (p.125) - "[T]his album represents frontman Steve Malkmus's high-water mark as a snarky color commentator on plastic pop culture." - Grade: A-

Uncut (p.144) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he band hits a golden seam of song that feels as wide open and free as the Pacific Interstate."

Alternative Press (p.98) - "[M]ost bands would give their career to write any of these slacker anthems - and now it's even better."

Magnet (p.93) - "[I]t remains the defining statement from the kings of indie rock."

The Wire (p.66) - "It was here that their freewheeling, tangential, hipster approach to rock came into sharper focus."

Melody Maker (2/5/94, p.28) - "...So good they named it twice....Pavement invent and invert and kick ass and kick the brow of greatness...."

Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

Village Voice (2/22/94, p.61) - "...Like R.E.M., whose taste for romantic melodicism and lyrical obscurity they equal if not exceed, and Sonic Youth, whose love of noise and the underground that nurtures it they share, Pavement are American originals..." - Rating: A

Mojo (Publisher) (p.60) - Ranked #56 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]he band employs a greater attention to detail to seamlessly blend the [songs]..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[I]t glowed with balmy West Coast harmonies and summery pop licks."

New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Neil Strauss' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "...[CROOKED RAIN] has so many twists, turns, allusions and contradictions that it deserves its own set of Cliff Notes."

New York Times (Publisher) (3/13/94, p.38) - " heart, CROOKED RAIN is an album that celebrates and denigrates album largely about the plight of rock bands that, like Pavement, are poised between critical and popular success...."

NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #17 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'

NME (Magazine) (2/12/94, p.39) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Another set of giant steps, without a doubt..."

Customer Reviews