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Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins

Pat Blashill, Rolling Stone, 25 November 2004

PAVEMENT MAY have been alternative rock's most notorious mess, but this deluxe reissue of their best album, appended with nearly forty extra tracks, illuminates one of their precious gifts: Like nobody else, the Stockton, California, band could make simple pop-rock chords sound really, really sarcastic.

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