Happy 55 To Former PAVEMENT Maestro STEPHEN MALKMUS

30 May 2021

Artist: STEPHEN MALKMUS

Who: The former Pavement ringleader. A successful
indie band from Stockton, CA. Active from 1989-1999.
They recorded 5 studio albums. Malkmus went solo
backed by different bands: Silver Jews (1992-1993),
The Crust Brothers (1998) and The Jicks (2001-2018).

Born: 30 May 1966 in Santa Monica, CA, US Happy 55!

3 big Malkmus moments…

– CUT YOUR HAIR –
(With Pavement – 1994)

– RATTLED BY THE RUSH –
(With Pavement – 1995)

– DEADO –
(Solo – 2001)

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13 February 2021

Artist: STEPHEN MALKMUS
Ex-Pavement frontman becoming a
poppy rocker on his solo debut LP
Album: STEPHEN MALKMUS
Released: 13 February 2001 – 20 years ago

AllMusic
: “By keeping things light, Stephen Malkmus — the album
and, very likely, the person — defies heavy analysis from critics and
fans. No, it’s not quite the same as another Pavement album, but its
literate, funny eclecticism is almost as irresistible.”

Stream album…

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Band: FUGEES
Who: American hip -pop-hop
trio, led by Lauryn Hill

Album: THE SCORE – debut LP
Released: 13 February 1996 – 25 years ago
2nd and final LP

Pitchfork: “Strip the love, the hurt, the bickering,
strip it all, and you still have a masterpiece that
made history.”

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Band: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES
Who: Swedish retro rockers
Active: 1995 – 2012

Album: BEHIND THE MUSIC – third LP
Released: 12 February 2001 – 20 years ago

AllMusic: “The third album from Sweden’s ‘Soundtrack
of Our Lives’ is their most concise and rocking effort… the
songs are more consistently memorable. Impressive stuff,
and probably the Soundtrack of Our Lives album to start
with for all but the most devoted psych/prog fan.

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‘Traditional Techniques’ – New Second Solo Longplayer By STEPHEN MALKMUS…

Old and new albums to make your day…

11 March 2020

Artist: Stephen Malkmus

Album: Traditional Techniques

Pitchfork ” The former Pavement frontman—never someone who seemed interested in making a straightforward acoustic album, comes through with an unexpectedly deft and learned folk record. ‘Traditional Techniques’ easily succeeds as a curiosity, its songs continue
to delight after the novelty wears off. The most surprising thing about the album isn’t how
far Malkmus has strayed from his comfort zone. It’s how at home he sounds there.”

Full review here.

Turn Up The Volume says: After Pavement split up Malkmus started a busy career with
his main band The Jicks but released also music with Silver Jews and The Crust Brothers. This second solo longplayer returns, musically to the past, with crystal clear echoes from The Velvet Underground with Malkmus voice sounding almost identical to Lou Reed‘s vox at times, Neil Young and Crazy Horse and The Band. Americana the Malkmus way. Top effort.

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